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Ankara

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Turkish
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Oudburg 42, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09 2257818
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 69
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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great cost benefit

Food was great; very tasty, great price and big portions. I would not say it is romantic but definitely a great place to have a meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Joao B
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Food was great; very tasty, great price and big portions. I would not say it is romantic but definitely a great place to have a meal.

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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had heard that Ankara was a popular Turkish restaurant in our neighborhood, and we'd tried but failed to get in without a reservation a few weeks ago. Tonight we tried again and got a table. We were both pretty disappointed with the whole experience. We can't fault them for not speaking English, since we were in Belgium -- but... More 

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Tongeren, Belgium
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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not 5 stars as this was not “one of the best meals ever” but surely the best Turkish cuisine I tasted this side of Istanbul. The chefs platter for 2 is a HUGE mezze of maybe 20 different foods all tasty and well cooked. Friendly and efficient service.

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Ghent, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've been here several times over the last few months! :) It's good for families, couples and big groups. The servings are generous and the prices more than reasonable. The wait staff are very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend the Eggplant and Lamb Tagine - OMG to die for! Their koftas are also delicious. Make sure you book in... More 

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Ghent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

it was pretty good food, we ordered the chefs platter and it was really big. Actually you could eat it with 3. For the rest they are also child friendly. A great place if you want to go for nice food without feeling rushed and being too fancy

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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went here on a sunday evening and it was still busy with a nice atmoshpere. Staff very attentive to start with (but became more difficult to find as the evening went on). Shared mezze was nice enough, but really nothing special - the calamare and borek were both clearly from a freezer bag and not made freshly. The various dips... More 

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Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went here for lunch with a friend after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. I was actually expecting to be dissapointed ((after such good reviews, you can only be dissapointed oif the slightest thing is wrong, right?) but boy, how wrong i was! There is not a single thing about the food, the setting or the staff i can give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were travelling as a family of six and we had called the restaurant a few hours before dinner to make a reservation (places seem to fill up rapidly in Gent and some restaurants close over the holidays so calling to book is recommended). The staff spoke a good level of English. The food was great and they were very... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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66 reviews 66 reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are plenty of cheap Turkish restaurants in the neighbourhood of Oudburg and Sleepstraat in Ghent. This one is the closest to the city center and the counts castle. It's my favorite. If you like spicy go for the Adana kebab, but there are plenty of other choices including vegetarian. Excellent service and in most of the cases they give... More 

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Isle Of Wight
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190 reviews 190 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Back for the first of this years visits. Started with the lentil soup. Then asked if we could share a main of lamb chops, not a problem. As usual everything is served piping hot,the waiting staff are excellent. The food is delicious. Looking forward to our return visit on Sunday evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oudburg 42, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 09 2257818

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

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