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Haci Arif bey

#10 of 2,871 Restaurants in Ankara
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Turkish
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Guniz Sokak, No:48, Kavaklidere, Ankara, Turkey
312-467 57 67
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very very nostalgic for us

Hacı Arif Bey is one of the oldest kebab restaurants of Ankara. We visit the place every year once or twice with my family. the taste and the service quality never changed; always more than satisfactory.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Afsin13
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Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara, Turkey
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hacı Arif Bey is one of the oldest kebab restaurants of Ankara. We visit the place every year once or twice with my family. the taste and the service quality never changed; always more than satisfactory.

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Ankara
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to taste Antep quality kebap, go to this restaurant. Service, food, atmosphere almost everything is perfect. Just a small warning , at Ramadan don' t go without reservation.

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Thank Tuncalp O
Ankara, Turkey
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This place is an excellent place for different kinds of kebab and traditional Anatolian foods..the staff is also very good and talkative..they provide you with hot tea after the dinner..

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Istanbul
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

The place is located across a former president's apartment, a man of food. Obviously he inspired this place, the meal there is a never ending parade of various kebabs and mezes. Instead of ordering one by one, just ask them to organize a decent meal for you. You may give them some hints like "I can't eat liver" or "I... More 

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Thank lemehmet
Canberra, Australia
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The really helpful people at this restaurant were able to provide us with several gluten free meal choices at short notice. We were with a group of 8 and we all enjoyed the experience at this restaurant with friendly, helpful wait staff who were attentive but not intrusive.

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Thank Firsttimetripper
Ankara, Turkey
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I always enjoy eating here. I don't want to spoil the surprise for first time guests, so I won't say what it is. The food is good, the staff is friendly. They make everyone feel special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We went here because it was just down the street from the Ankara Hilton, and did not have high expectations. The restaurant is large and we were seated right away. The waiter asked where we were from and we said USA. He seems pleased to chat, and we ordered the Special Kabab plate, and a lamb stew with extra pilaf.... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Oh well, this is just a tourist place. Foodwise. It is clean though, very clear menu with pictures and extremely good for childern with lots of space and excellent play area. But food is type of "Turkish McD".

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Thank irampiram
San Clemente, California
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I visited here with local friends. The restaurant has a wonderful enclosed patio, bright with many plants. We had a variety of appetizers and a sampling of kabobs. Just a 2 minute walk from the Ankara Hilton and a bit farther but very close to the Sheraton. We had a variety of traditional dishes and everything was good although I... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Visited here after recommendations by fellow trippers. Tastes more traditional-local as in plain, less salt, less savory kebabs. Humus is still nice. They garnish the pita bread with sesame matching your name, so thats an extra point for service and pretty entertaining. Mostly serve lambs, with 1-2 menu mixed with beef. Easy to find, tucked in street behind shopping areas.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Guniz Sokak, No:48, Kavaklidere, Ankara, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Ankara Province  >  Ankara
  • Phone Number: 312-467 57 67

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine

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