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Ali Emiri Caddesi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice lamb kebab

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..

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2013
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kusadasi
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kusadasi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Chicago
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133 reviews 133 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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106 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Russia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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363 reviews 363 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
593 helpful votes 593 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
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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174 reviews 174 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
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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Istanbul
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10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

Went in May 2010. A friend and I had the only available option, the set menu for 25 TL ($17), which involved ezo gelin soup (a spiced lentil soup), arugula salad, icli kofte (a round pastry with ground lamb meat inside), kuburga (lamb on the bone) on rice, and irmik helvasi (a tahini-based sweet) for dessert. Food was nothing special.... More 

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

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