Hakki Akdeniz

Pizza Champ ‘Famous Hakki’ Plans New Chicken Spot on Essex Street

Posted September 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Lower East Side pizza champion is diversifying with a new spot dedicated to chicken. Hakki Akdeniz, who owns a plethora of pizzerias around the neighborhood, is planning to open Essex Chicken at 115 Essex Street. Just a few doors down from Champion Pizza. The 24-seat newcomer will boast a small menu of assorted chicken, […]

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Pizza Champion Hakki Akdeniz Opens Another Slice Joint on Hester Street

Last modified November 18, 2013 at 8:37 am

Famous dough-stretcher Hakki Akdeniz is expanding his Lower East Side pizza empire. The one-time World Pizza Champion just opened another parlor at 84 Hester Street, beside the corner Chinese bodega. Newspaper clippings boasting his prowess hang in the windows, as do bilingual printouts. The pizza joint is seemingly without proper title, identified solely by its […]

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SX Grocery Now Open at 123 Essex Street

Posted June 17, 2011 at 6:09 am

The latest Lower East Side bodega is a pun on its namesake street. More after the jump!

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Famous Hakki Pizza Reveals Signage at 123 Essex

Posted April 14, 2011 at 6:09 am

Famous Hakki Pizza puts official stamp on Essex Street.

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Hakki Pizza to Open Outpost at 123 Essex

Posted April 12, 2011 at 6:09 am

Visco was one of the last old-world holdouts on Essex Street just north of Delancey. Its old digs will soon serve pizza.

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