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Ali Emiri Caddesi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious menu

We went there for dinner and took the recommendation for the menu. The staff were very friendly and fast. The food very tasty and rich. Prices very reasonable. Location is on a busy Main Street, but you could always sit inside, too. Definitely well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went there for dinner and took the recommendation for the menu. The staff were very friendly and fast. The food very tasty and rich. Prices very reasonable. Location is on a busy Main Street, but you could always sit inside, too. Definitely well worth a visit.

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kusadasi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Was in this restaurant with my friends 3 weeks ago wasn't busy and service was very good we had a nice mix salad and traditional food called icli kofte from on the house wich is very kind and best lamb I had in my life and very clean place recommended everybody..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

My meal started with an excellent soup - but a small portion. It was accompanied by a standard salad and the usual yogurt with pulses. The bread was not fresh. My main was lamb with rice - again nothing special. Service was efficient and English was spoken. No alcohol is served. The interior of the restaurant is reasonably smart -... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

If you like lamb - and wonderful rice, this is a pace.. Perfect taste and comfortable clean restaurant with some class.

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I liked the freshness and the unique taste of the food. Most food not suitable for vegetarians.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Traditional kurdish food, adapted to Western taste, reasonably price,highly recommended. Try the special dish Kaburga!,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

This restaurant has a strong reputation in Turkey for the best kaburga dolma (stuffed lamb ribs). Its origin is in Diyarbakir but they also have a branch in Istanbul. When I lived in Istanbul I was invited several times to eat there to enjoy this special dish. Once in Diyarbakir, we did not have any doubt where to eat dinner... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Surprisingly, there aren't too many decent restaurants in this big city. Kaburgaci Selim Amca is one of the few ones. It does not have anything special other than its special local dishes, mainly "kaburga dolması". The meals are too heavy for those who are not used to those tastes but it still worths a try. The place is extremely cheap.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

This restaurant is very well known for its karburga dolmasi - so good that the formula has been replicated in its branches in Istanbul & Mardin and copied by other restaurants in South East Turkey. For your 25TL you get a lentil soup, steamed icli kofte and the kaburga dolma; rice is steamed within the ribcage of a lamb, the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Conveniently located across from the historic city walls outside the city gates , the restaurant is famous for its stuffed rib . We took a set menu and served very delicious lentil soup - Ezo Gelin, followed by içli köfte - local specialty - herbed and spiced minced meat covered in a bulgur pastry and steamed . Along with main... More 

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Address: Ali Emiri Caddesi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Diyarbakir Province  >  Diyarbakir
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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  • Address: Ali Emiri Caddesi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Diyarbakir Province  >  Diyarbakir

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  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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