Usually, when one orders a kebab after a late night on the town, one expects a fist-sized meal that can be consumed easily, if somewhat messily, as one attempts to find their way home.
One does not generally expect to be handed a kebab the length and breadth of their forearm — which is basically what happened to me last weekend after a trip to Alasya Turkish Restaurant.
A kebab from Alasya will cost you around $8.50, and in return you essentially get two meals in one (it’s a strong and stretchy stomach that can handle one of these babies all in one go). I’ve never seen so much stuffing inside a kebab before, and you can opt for as many different sauces as your hungry heart desires.
Also on the takeaway menu are pides, casseroles, dips, salads, böreks and freshly bakes breads from the enormous domed oven at the back.
Of course, Alasya does more than takeaway food. A sit-down kebab meal will cost around $15, with banquet menus priced between $21.50 and $31.50 — but to be frank, takeaway is what this place does best.
Address: 555 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Tel: 9387 2679
Opening hours: Restaurant 10am–11pm Monday–Sunday, takeaway available until 3am
Damage: $8.50 takeaway kebab / $15–$30 dine-in meal