Huseyin Akgun brings a fan club of followers to each new Turkish restaurant he opens. Two-year-old Istanbullu in Teele Square, Somerville, is his best effort yet. Adona kebab is an intriguing melange of minced lamb, onion, red pepper, garlic, and spices, the best we encounter, and his housemade, seeded bread served with a red pepper dipping sauce is a perfect accompaniment. The cliche hidden gem fits Istanbullu to a tee.
237 Holland St., Somerville, 617-440-7387, www.istanbul-lu.com