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$70  + Tax/Tip
Tue, 6/25
5:30 PM & 8:00 PM


5-Course Nouveau Balkan Tasting Event

Opened in 2022, this trendy SoMa eatery that celebrates Turkish cuisine was named one of Thrillist’s “Best SF Restaurants” and appeared on Eater’s “Hottest in SF” List and Infatuation’s “Best SoMa Restaurants” List. The restaurant is named after a district in Istanbul that’s full of 19th century architecture and international chain stores — a mix of traditional and contemporary that Taksim reflects in its menu. Head Chef Birkan Dogan, who was part of the team that gave us the popular Mediterranean eatery Lokma, is offering up exciting fare like panisse (chickpea fries), manti (lamb and beef dumplings), branzino with anchovy rice pilaf and glazed turnips, blackened cauliflower with tahini, garlic chips, mustard, and chives, and fabulous desserts like homemade vanilla ice cream with baklava crumble, honey pearls, and pistachio puree and Turkish doughnuts with five-spice chocolate sauce, mascarpone Chantilly, and Medjool date chocolate sand. “This is the most elevated Turkish restaurant in the city, so prepare to be wowed,” raves Infatuation. We’re prepared—and will hope to see you there!

About the Host:

Taksim chefbio
Birkan Cemal Dogan

Head Chef

Hailing originally from Turkey, Chef Birkan Dogan previously cooked at Meze and Lokma before joining the Taksim team as Head Chef. He is a graduate of Mugla University, as well as the City College of San Francisco.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated. For this event’s dietary restriction accommodation policy, see the Event FAQs below.

  1. Eggplant Three Ways

    baba ganoush | roasted | salad with onion, pepper, walnut, sultana

  2. Crunchy Shrimp

    kadaif wrap, urfa sweet chili

  3. Poncik Lahmacun

    turkish beef flatbread | onion flatbread

  4. Lamb Chops

    orzo rice pilaf, smoked eggplant labneh, shishito pepper

  5. Turkish Donuts

    five spice chocolate, mascarpone chantilly, chocolate sand


564 4th St

San Francisco, CA 94107

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Will this event be handicap acccessible?
According to the restaurant, this event is handicap accessible. If applicable however, please email [email protected] with your needs to ensure proper accommodations.
What parking information has the restaurant provided for this event?
According to the restaurant, there is a nearby parking garage and/or lot, as well as street parking available. Parking is not validated.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.

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