Aromas of SF’s Presidio & Turkey meld in the Eastern Mediterranean magic of new Dalida

Turkish food is having a moment: chefs Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz’ menu encompasses surrounding countries with Turkish (and San Francisco) soul and superb drink offerings, too

Published October 3, 2023, in my Medium column:

Turkish food is having a moment locally, thank goodness. And from some masterful chefs. Fresh off the heels of my review of new Turkish restaurant, Meyhouse in Palo Alto, chef duo Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz opened Dalida in San Francisco on June 30, 2023, in one of the Presidio’s striking brick buildings lining the Main Parade Lawn, within eyesight of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge, surrounded by forests.


Dalida’s pita and dips
Dalida’s Pica-nic cocktail
Dalida’s uni tahdig