It’s really hard to keep track of what’s going on 2255 Emmons Avenue. In two years it has been home to three Turkish restaurants – and soon it’ll have a fourth.

Pera Cafe Lounge will soon open at the location, following the short-lived Deniz Restaurant (so short-lived that we’re not sure if they were ever even open). Before Deniz it was Lara Turkish Cuisine, which opened in April 2010, just months after the longer-lived Bay Shish Kebab closed.

We have not confirmed it yet, but we’ve heard that Pera will be operated by the owners of Deniz, and will be a hookah lounge – so there’s no change in ownership, just direction.

UPDATE (3/29/2012): The owner just chimed in in the comments section, noting that it will not be a hookah lounge. He wrote:

Hi you all my I am the owner of Pera cafe longe we will be open late of April and it just will be cafe lounnge with full bar we don’t do hookah thanks you all I look forward see soon with a taste of Rurkish culture at Pera cafe lounge

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  • common sense

    it will be very difficult NOT to do well in that location in the summer.. 

  • Georgia

    Plus you will never be able to get a seat or a table either. Like all the rest of the cafe’s

    • celal

      The owner ı know fromTurkey is a person very kind and good known in restaurant bussines Mr. Dogan ı hope evryone ll like your food and service as like you did in Turkey

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  • Peracafeny

    Hi you all my I am the owner of Pera cafe longe we will be open late of April and it just will be cafe lounnge with full bar we don’t do hookah thanks you all I look forward see soon with a taste of Rurkish culture at Pera cafe lounge

    • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

      Thanks for leaving a message. We just updated the above post to draw extra attention to it. Welcome to the neighborhood!

    • Rolando Gacia

      Hi…It looks nice place! I live by Emmons Ave but I have a question…. Do you need workers?
      Because I’m free almost all week, I study English twice in the week and I want to work…

      I’ll hope your answer by email, thank you very much!
      rolando_edu_garcia@hotmail.com

  • applegreen

    rurkish, eh?