by Marc Hurwitz
A downtown Boston mainstay that has been serving up lunch for more than 35 years has closed its doors.
According to a Twitter post from writer, photographer, and former Boston Globe food editor Sheryl Julian, Sultan's Kitchen on State Street is no longer in business, with Julian noting that "Turkish-born owner Ozcan Ozan made wonderful food, which he chronicled in 'Sultan's Kitchen: A Turkish Cookbook.'" No reason was given for its closure and calls to the place have gone unanswered (and do not go to voicemail); as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.
Sultan's Kitchen first opened in 1981, offering such items as lentil soup, kebabs, humus, tabbouleh, baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, musakka, rice pilaf, and more.
The address for the now-closed Sultan's Kitchen was 116 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109.
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