Turkish restaurants in Manchester: Curious and victorious. In Manchester, Turkish restaurants are pretty hard to suss. Turkish cuisine isn’t like Italian, for example, it’s not defined by one famous ingredient – pasta – and it’s not exactly the first cuisine that comes to the mind of any Mancunian when they think of heading out for a meal. Why this is, we couldn’t say, because Turkish food offers a welcome retreat from the norm and is actually incredibly varied. There are also more Turkish restaurants in Manchester than you might think, particularly in the city centre but you’ll find a gem or two dotted around the suburbs as well. If you’re the type who likes to experiment, try new things and maybe even find a new favourite dish, Turkish cuisine and thus the Turkish restaurants of Manchester are absolutely where you need to be heading.