Kirkuk is the name of an ancient town located in the Northern Iraq. But Kirkuk Kafe is also the name of a cozy restaurant and shop in the centre of Torino.
The wide inner space is filled with traditional objects, pieces of furniture, ceramics and carpets. You can find a seat at one of its table, or also on one of the carpets to eat at the lower tables.
In sunny days you can also seat outside and enjoy the nice pedestrian Via Carlo Alberto, where the Kirkuk is located.
The cuisine is Kurdish, with the use of spices and assorted dried fruit and nuts.
I went there with a friend after an art conference and tried the veal with apricots and rice.
My friend opted for the Kurdish salad with vegetables, olives, feta cheese and mint.
We just had water and then the Kurdish traditional coffee flavoured with cardamom that comes with a small bite of flavoured sweet jelly.
You can eat with less than 10 euros, since a salad is around 5 euros. With 20 euros you can definitely tried several types of appetizers, a traditional dish and drinks.
It is also possible to buy take away dishes or traditional objects displayed all around the restaurant.
Kirkuk Kaffé, Via Carlo Alberto 16b, Torino
Tested in October 2017.