And where the food is as pleasing as the smile?
The place is Bayindir Kebap Salonu, a restaurant specializing in kebabs. It's located in a busy shopping area in the old part of Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey.
Better with this food is the yogurt drink ayran (above), foamed up in a dispenser outside. The way to drink it is with a spoon from a bowl, like soup. I couldn't resist buying one of these sets before leaving Gaziantep.
For a traveler, finding a decent restaurant can be a challenge, especially when there is no one to ask because you can't speak the language. But this restaurant was bright and open with great vibes, worth investigating. And the food turned out to be as good as intuition said it would be.
Photos by Barbara Hansen