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Bogazici Lokantasi

Mediterranean, Turkish
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Denizciler Caddesi, No 1/A | Ulus, Ankara, Turkey
903123118832
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better than average

Istanbul has many excellent eateries, and this street is packed with them! But this restaurant was slightly better than the others due to excellent service and ambience - particularly friendly staff. The menu has many traditional dishes, so demanding a return visit (we visited twice in a week).

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
tomskis
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Istanbul has many excellent eateries, and this street is packed with them! But this restaurant was slightly better than the others due to excellent service and ambience - particularly friendly staff. The menu has many traditional dishes, so demanding a return visit (we visited twice in a week).

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Thank tomskis
Melbourne
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is not a fancy restaurant, but the staff was extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. Menu choice seemed limited, but the dishes were on display and all looked plain, but inviting. The flavours were excellent. Good range of Turkish sweets available.

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Thank tomskis
Ankara, Turkey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Before kebab and pide shops were popular, restaurants in Turkish cities specialized in "shopkeeper lunches", meat and vegetable dishes that are precooked and served fast during lunch hours. Boğaziçi is one of the few remaining examples of this tradition. They lamb and beef is always fresh and delicious, always a wide variety of masterfully prepared dishes, lots of vegi options.... More 

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Thank deligonca
Ankara
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The establishment serves what we call 'homely' traditional Turkish dishes; dishes that are mostly cooked by mom. There are also several dishes that are usually available only in a restaurant though. All dishes are tasty. Good for a quick lunch. No reservations, no alcoholic beverages. Very good value.

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Thank Ulug
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Unless you are a vegetarian, this restaurant may not be a good place for eating. It serves a range of Turkish cousin, but all meat dishes are overly fatty and greasy, which suppresses the taste of the food. It does not serve dinner.

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Thank ArnetteShellard
Ankara, Turkey
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363 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is one of the last real Ankara restaurants left. It is not in a good are anymore but the food and service is still marvelous and it is Turkish way! It is not a kebap house!

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Thank crownvict
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I tried this on a whim and was delighted. Top marks for the food and service, and pretty good value too. Upon arrival the waiter showed me to a window at the back of the restaurant to choose my food from the kitchen directly, rather than from the menu. Not knowing any Turkish I pointed out my choice - a... More 

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Thank MideastMC
Ankara, Turkey
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151 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant is a nice place in the surrounding Ulus area and they serve delicious meat courses. But their prices are rocket high. You pay 11 TL for standard vegetable courses and 20 TL for meat courses. This is too much for a restaurant in Ulus.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

I come to this restaurant coz i couldnt find anywhere else but the food was not freshed and burned. Try to find somewhere else.

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Thank coolboy_1903
Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a classic restaurant in Ankara, attracting over the years a varied clientelle (workers, academicians, lawyers, personalities of politics or star system). The dining-room has been re-decorated and expanded, but I must say I miss the atmosphere the older furniture was giving. I also don't appreciate much the TV screen on the wall (it plays footage concerning the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Denizciler Caddesi, No 1/A | Ulus, Ankara, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Ankara Province  >  Ankara
  • Phone Number: 903123118832

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish

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