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Ankara

Certificate of Excellence
European, Turkish
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Oudburg 42, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09 2257818
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Delicious

Walking by this restaurant it was by far the most crowded, so we decided it must be worth it! This was the best recommendation, because the meal was excellent. We had wok met kip and scampi, and both were perfectly cooked an came out quickly. The tables next to the big open windows added a breeze... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
nheringer
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
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English first
glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Best thing about our lunch here was the salad. The borek I ordered was tough and tasteless, couldn't taste anything inside the pastry. The chicken stir fry was over seasoned and far too salty, Drinks were ok, so was the service. Very surprised at the high TA rating.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

With all the hype, we were more than willing to wait for a table. This is a crazy busy place and while the staff seems to be running around like mad, the waiting for food was sorta ridiculous. And when it arrived, it wasn't very good. Bland, greasy, just not very tasty. Wish it had been better but wouldn't recommend.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Walking by this restaurant it was by far the most crowded, so we decided it must be worth it! This was the best recommendation, because the meal was excellent. We had wok met kip and scampi, and both were perfectly cooked an came out quickly. The tables next to the big open windows added a breeze to the perfect atmosphere.... More 

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Leatherhead, Surrey
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Sitting outside on a lovely warm evening we enjoyed a really enjoyable meal at Ankara. Going straight for the chef platter at €39 for the two of us, we had to admit defeat with about 20% of the platter remaining. It's certainly big enough for two and washed down with a couple of Efes. Very friendly service and when we... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were at the tail end of our 2 1/2 week trip through southern Germany and Belgium, and we were craving food that didn't focus on potatoes. Ankara hit the spot with great Turkish food, reminiscent us of our trip to Turkey a few years ago. The portions were extremely large, even by Turkish standards. We had a mixed appetizer... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were in Ghent for two nights after 4 nights in Paris. Although this isn't "authentic Belgium" fare, this was a great meal. We wanted fresh tasting Mediterranean food and this place nailed it (we ate here two nights). This won't be the best meal you've ever had but it is GOOD, fresh, great service....

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been here twice in the past few months (once dinner in January, once lunch in May), on visits to Ghent. The personnel is very friendly, the service is good. You always get bread and a platter of olives, roasted peppers to start. The portions are good. The food is delicious. You can't expect a lamb stew not to... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great Turkish food for a reasonable price. Big portions, will definitely not leave hungry. De plateau van de chef a great choice for those wanting to try everything, depends on your eating habits, but normally 2 people will have leftovers. Service is good, but once they completely confused and miscalculated our bill, and did not correct it right, even after... More 

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Paris, France
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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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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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: European, Turkish

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