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Han Ciragan Restaurant

Cumhuriyet Meydani, Urgup, Turkey
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Ranked #13 of 57 restaurants in Urgup
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Vienna, Austria
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We always come to Han Ciragan, when we have a chance to visit beautiful Cappadocia. The food is excellent, the lamb specialities unique (lamb cutlets with plums, lamb ragout with apricots, lamb steak with orange). This time, I enjoyed one of the best sole I had for a long time, prepared with spinach and a deliciouse sauce. The atmosphere of... More

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Ertuğrul B, Owner at Han Ciragan Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you in our restaurant and I am glad your evening was a very pleasurable one. Best Regards Ertuğrul Bekler Owner at Han Cırağan Restaurant More

Istanbul, Turkey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I have heard some jazz walking by his restaurant to my hotel one evening and decided to go there the following evening… and i did.. The back drop music was jazz and we ordered some local wine along with a large plate of cheese plate … Perfect service and quality food.. I can recommend this place straight from the heart... More

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Ertuğrul B, Propriétaire at Han Ciragan Restaurant, responded to this review

It was good to read that you enjoyed your evening with us, and thank you for writing up a review. We regularly have live music, jazz and classical concerts and in the summer it is good to sit under the vine trellis with a glass and listen to some good music. I do hope you will come down and see... More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to try the "local speciality" and after trying a few places without success we found Han Ciragan. It was pretty quiet but it was a Tuesday night in April but the staff were attentive and accommodating and my pot kebab (which is really a type of stew) was delicious. I would definitely recommend giving this... More

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Ertuğrul B, Propriétaire at Han Ciragan Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you enjoyed our testi kebab (pottery kebab). We also serve delicious stews and braised meat dishes all cooked in a traditional stone oven. You must try them when you come back next time. Looking forward to welcoming you again, Best Regards Ertuğrul Bekler... More

charleston, sc
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very interesting and different food compared to most of the meals we had in Turkey. Unusual flavors and excellent quality meat. The setting was beautiful and the service was excellent. They were very nice to us when we ordered only 2 entrees for 4 of us (not very hungry after a late lunch). Reasonable wine prices.

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Ertuğrul B, Propriétaire at Han Ciragan Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a good review after your visit to Han Cırağan Restaurant. I was pleased to read that you appreciated your meal; we were happy to accommodate you and hope to see you again soon. Best Regards Ertuğrul Bekler Owner at Han Cırağan Restaurant More

Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Lovely atmosphere with professional staff. The food choices were varied and all that we ordered was hot and delicious. The restaurant has different areas, including a bar area. The upper level offers night views of Urgup.

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Ertuğrul B, Propriétaire at Han Ciragan Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of your very positive dining experience at Han Cırağan Restaurant. I am very glad to read that you found both the food and the service of an excellent standard. I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you on your next visit to Cappadocia. Best Regards Ertuğrul Bekler Owner at Han Cırağan Restaurant More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My partner hated her chicken shish.. It was overcooked and not edible at all. To top it off, they gave me meat ravioli when I specifically asked for vegetarian. Would not recommend this place at all.

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Ertuğrul B, Propriétaire at Han Ciragan Restaurant, responded to this review

I was sad to hear that you had a less than perfect dining experience with us. It is such a shame that you did not tell us that you are vegetarian, in that case we would have advised you not to choose the Turkish manti, since they contain meat, as clearly written in English on the menu. Our extensive menu... More

Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Of the 2 weeks we spent in Turkey, this was hands down the best restaurant we visited. It's located in an old caravanserai that is carved into the stone. The inside is charming, complete with fireplace, and windows looking down into the kitchen from the hallway, and outside is a very pleasant patio. The service was pleasant, prompt, and helpful... More

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Ertuğrul B, Owner at Han Ciragan Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of our restaurant. You make a very good point about the price of alcohol in Turkey; a large proportion of the price of alcohol in Turkey is the very high tax which is applied as per government regulations. However we are very pleased that you enjoyed... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

amazing soup and kebabs! the desserts are really tasty! get the apple tea! the place has been there for years!

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Brasilia, DF
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Han Ciragan is a very good restaurant. Good food, fair prices and a great wine list with lots of labels from Capadoccia.

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New York City, New York
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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We spent 3 nights in Urgup and the Capodocia region. We had a few enjoyable meals. I though Han Ciragan had the best food with good service, an easy to walk to location in town and clean. The menu had sufficient choices. Some of my family doesn't eat red meat or lamb and Han Ciragan had more dinner choices that... More

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