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Somatci

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Turkish, International
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Akcesme Mahallesi Menguc Caddesi No : 36 Karatay, Konya 42380, Turkey
0(332) 351 66 96
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 244
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  • 38
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  • 15
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  • 20
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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When we were on the road , I found this restaurant from Trip advisor and we like so much . Personal is so kind , they give information about their name and special foods . We have eaten different taste,everything is fine . also this decoration is unique too . I would recommend this restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
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Riverside, California
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here last night, and pretty much from the get-go, I started getting the feeling that having our dinner at Somatci was a bad idea. After we ordered our dinner, the waitress came back and told us that they didn't have either of the things that we had ordered. Alright…so we both picked something else that... More 

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Thank Lindsay B
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

When we were on the road , I found this restaurant from Trip advisor and we like so much . Personal is so kind , they give information about their name and special foods . We have eaten different taste,everything is fine . also this decoration is unique too . I would recommend this restaurant once you are in Konya... More 

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Thank serendipity_gg
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

After browsing tripadvisor, we decided that Somatci with it's great reviews should be our place to eat. We got a small glass of vinegar, honey and water. It didn't taste great, but it was a cool start to something authentic. My friend order soup to start with, and he thought it was good. Then we both ordered lamb shank with... More 

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Thank RonnyBug
London, UK
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Completely agree with the last reviewer and wish I'd read their entry before following the Lonely Planet's glowing review. Lovely courtyard and wonderful service, but the food was very average. The bread was heavy and not fresh (pretty unheard of in any decent Turkish eatery, of any level) and the rest of the food was basic, fairly tasteless, and microwave-heated.... More 

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1 Thank Greenfingers10
London
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552 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

TA has delivered wonderful experiences over the years but I really fail to understand how this place can be ranked number 1 on TA. Apart from the spinach pies the food has no taste or flavour and I was almost tempted to give it a one star rating. After the poor starter and main dish I even decided to pass... More 

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1 Thank new_world_travellers
Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We obviously went on the wrong night. There was no one on staff with whom we could communicate in English, French or German. This was not a barrier in other restaurants but seemed to be a problem here. The service was overly enthusiastic, we were pressured to order quickly and the waitress did not get our order right. Not all... More 

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1 Thank cormy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

A unique restaurant that attempts to replicate some of the older Ottoman mealtime traditions. They don't use potatoes or tomato paste as is often used in Turkish cooking, since these ingredients were not discovered during early Ottoman times. Our server explained that all of the ingredients used are selected from organic products only. To start we were given the drink... More 

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İSTANBUL (AVR)
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had learned about somatci through a conversation with a shopkeeper near mevlana museum. He reccommended the venue for its professionalism and unique menu. I decided to give a try and visit somatci. The location is about 10 min. Walk from the mevlana museum in a restorated quarter of the city. You can see tourist tour buses frequently as the... More 

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1 Thank Urban_Shopa
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

when you are visiting konya you must try somatci restaurant , there traditional food which goes back to the old days is perfect

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1 Thank Berke E
Singapore, Singapore
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98 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I went there to try the food people ate in the ancient times. No regret. The restaurant is very beautiful and best experience is to dine under in the open air in it's very nice courtyard.. Food is well presented with description for each dishes and the staff are always ready to explain to you about the food. Taste of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akcesme Mahallesi Menguc Caddesi No : 36 Karatay, Konya 42380, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Konya Province  >  Konya
  • Phone Number: 0(332) 351 66 96

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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