Oct. 30, 2013 By Christian Murray
A Turkish restaurant has taken over the space that was previously occupied by Grill 43 on the corner of 43rd Avenue and 43rd Street.
The new restaurant, called Safra Bistro, has opened and offers standard Turkish dishes such as lamb doner, hummus and kebabs.
While Grill 43 was also a Turkish restaurant, the new owner plans to transform the layout both inside and out– and to create a different vibe.
He said he plans to smash down the exterior walls in coming months and put in glass doors that open up to the street. The goal, he said, is to make the place more inviting and to provide outdoor seating.
The owner has taken over a location that has seen many businesses struggle– such as Habibi and El Shater.