A chef really has to believe in his food to put his name to a restaurant. Prague-based, Turkish chef, Deniz Kemal, has just opened his namesake restaurant – a huge space not far from Prague’s Wenceslas Square.
The place is so new that there isn’t yet any online presence. We checked the menu posted outside a few days before our visit.
The interior has been completely redecorated – the previous restaurant was a drab pizza and pasta place that was always empty.
Outside was freezing, but the restaurant was warm, despite the large space to heat.
There are plenty of staff – all were friendly and spoke English. We ordered two 1.5dl glasses of Merlot (90 Kč per glass). A carafe of tap water is free.
We only tried main course dishes. Both the Ali Nazik Kebab (345 Kč) and the Adana Kebab (260 Kč) were delicious.
The bathrooms were also redecorated, clean and modern.
The bill came in its own, nicely-branded, Šef Kemal box. Chef in Czech is ‘Šéfkuchař’ and Šéf also means ‘boss’.
We’ll certainly return to visit Šef Kemal. There is a huge summer terrace, so it will be interesting to see that open in May/June.
Anglická 9, Prague 120 00, Czech Republic
+420 777 483 232
www.sefkemal.com – under construction