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Haci Arif bey

Guniz Sokak, No:48, Kavaklidere, Ankara, Turkey
312-467 57 67
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Ranked #10 of 2,636 restaurants in Ankara
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Turkish
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Ankara
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a very good kebab restaurant in the past but now it seems to be hardly an average one. We experienced a bad dinner as a family. All waiters were men and ours called me ''abi'' which means something like ''brother'', not common in good restaurants anymore. My wife ordered a so called ‘’home special’’ kebab dish by looking... More

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Tehran
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Reading about this restaurant here we went there. The food was delicious and service was perfect. Delicious hot bread and yogurt. We had complimentary watermelon and pistachio at the end. I admit previous posts but 2 days before that just 2 streets from there we had the same quality meal with more complimentary in Mangal Kebap with lower cost. about... More

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Mainz, Germany
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Haci Arif Bey is a very friendly kebap restaurant for tourists to visit. They offer some of the best service I've had in a foreign country, as well as have a special treat they serve their customers (I'll let you experience it yourselves) The food is very tasty and offers a good look at what food is available to eat... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had to admit, I am writing this review after 10 months and there are not a lot of restaurants that I remember from my trip back in October 2013. However, this restaurant stands out! The meal me and my colleague had here was just outstanding.. Excellent coban salad which had the right balance of sour with spicy, followed by... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Located at the hearth of Ankara (Kavaklıdere) opposite to the residence of the ex-President of the Republic Mr.Demirel, this kebap house has some specials of their own. Ask waiter the special kebap "Ali Nazik" ( kebap&egg plant etc) and "lahmacun". Their "baklava" sweet is also a must to have at the end of the meal.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Writing my name on the bread was cute! It was a really pleasant lunch in a pleasant surrounding. Enjoyed it very much.

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Ankara, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Nice restaurant, nice setting, easy to access, parking valet service. The trained and seasoned staff treat you almost like they're your favourite butler... Above all, excellent food. Good for business lunches (a bit heavy though!) as well as family outings and for brunch...

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We were greeted at the door,escorted to our table and the feeling of being treated special continued thru out the evening. The waiter realized we did not speak Turkish and came over with another waiter who spoke English without us feeling uncomfortable. He recommended some Mezes and mixed Kebabs which were all delicious. Families were there and everyone fit in.... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I have taken my guests to this restaurant. I knew that this place was one of the best ones in 1990s. I have not visited the place for over 15 years. we ordered mixed kebabs and none of them had expected kebab taste on them. especially adana had a very bad smell and shish kebab was very hard to chew.... More

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Four things stand out: service is fantastic, the cool display of swords, the deserts, family restaurant with fish tanks and indoor playground for small children. Or get a table away from the playground area and it's better for adults. Alcohol is not served. Food was very good and service stands out as the best seen in Turkey to date. We... More

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