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Ankara, Turkey
+90-312-490 5001
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11:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Three Stars for consistency at this left-field emporium

I first went to Kalbur in 1999, while working in Ankara. An acquaintance/colleague, who had unconventionally chosen to live in a villa in Oran, conspiratorially told me of this "impossible-to-find" seafood restaurant at the foot of a Soviet-style residential tower block. Imagine how deflated he was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Uwe G
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I first went to Kalbur in 1999, while working in Ankara. An acquaintance/colleague, who had unconventionally chosen to live in a villa in Oran, conspiratorially told me of this "impossible-to-find" seafood restaurant at the foot of a Soviet-style residential tower block. Imagine how deflated he was when I told him that the partner of the DHM and I had already... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Ankara. It is below an apartment block in Oran and quite small, so make sure to make reservations before heading there. I suggest getting a whole bunch of different plates to go along with raki for your meal. You can pick what you would like to eat at the glass stand at... More 

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turkey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Everything is delicious.Great Aegean sea food,that you can't find in any where else.Don't forget to eat the special desert after all great food.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Best Turkish seafood restaurant. The owners are very professional and they add new dishes to the menu every year. There is an opportunity to try something new in all your visits.

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McLean, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We have to agree with most others writing about Kalbur -- what a delightful neighborhood restaurant, with wonderful cooking and attention to detail! But first you have to find it. The address (Oran Çarşısı C Blok No:23, Çankaya Merkez) only got us so far with the cab driver .. but he was determined, and asked directions from locals once we... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you like seafood, you must go to Kalbur. Different taste, Always fresh, No surprises. Keep in mind to reserve your table two days before you plan to go. Restaurant is closed on Mondays.

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Ankara, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Used to be an old favorite of ours... Used to have great food despite simple (not to say spritless) atmosphere. But both owners and waiters seem to be mislead by the overpopularity of the place: you do not feel welcome and are mistreated from the first till the last moment. You will be refused to be served if you go... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you like fish, and especially sea food based mezes (Turkish tapas) this is the place to go. We go there every time we come to Ankara, and we have never been disappointed.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Kalbur is located at one of the hidden places in Ankara; if you are not a citizen or guided by someone local, it may be hard to find but definitely worth the effort you're gonna put in. The owner Mr.Mehmet and his wife is always there wellcoming the guests. The place is very small, with small tables very close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Super...The best snacks I ever eat before... Excellent service. Suggest a fish meatball and somon with çemen. Very unique Place...

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Additional Information about Kalbur

Address: Ankara, Turkey
Phone Number: +90-312-490 5001
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Ankara Province  >  Ankara
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ankara, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Ankara Province  >  Ankara
  • Phone Number: +90-312-490 5001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 am

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