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Anatolia

405 East 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 334-2991
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Ranked #70 of 295 Restaurants in Bloomington
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Mount Zion, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here after a verbal recommendation from hotel staff. Wish I would have done what TRIPADVISOR had suggested and tried Turkuaz Cafe as well. I spent a year in Turkey and wanted to sample some of those flavors again. The actual taste was spot on but everything else fell behind. While dining I'm sure the college patrons wouldn't be bothered... More

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Newburgh, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you have never had Turkish food, this is the stop you need to make. Have been a few times and always consistent. Various kebobs to choose from - delicious! Rice was excellent and baklava is very good. We sat in the front room that last time - pillows on the floor very authentic. Plenty of room for our party... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Everything is great. Soup, meat, bread yogurt, rice, tea... Owner and the staff is friendly. You should try.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Anatolia is excellent! The soup is great and I am in love with their tea. I like that they don't give you huge portions which is nice because I hate overeating. We have been seated quickly every time we visit, even when it is busy. Would highly recommend!

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Fishers
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have been several times to this restaurant over a multiyear period. We used to love it. The last time we went it was a complete disaster. The bread was cold, the portions were tiny and not as tasty. The service was ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. I mean breathtakingly bad. Our tea never appeared, we had to ask several times about where... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I used to love this place, the food is still good. However, I won't return. Here's why: (1) they don't turn on their oven until the time they open. So for the first hour, you can't order pitas (the main reason to go there) unless you can wait 1 full hour! (2) We had a reservation for graduation weekend that... More

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Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Our group of eight had a great experience at Anatolia. We very much appreciated the extremely friendly service. We liked the tea, soup, salad, and appetizers. The lamb tasted great! The atmosphere was very nice. You could sit on pillows on the floor, but had older folks with us so we sat at the tables. We had reservations so there... More

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indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a nice little place to stop into in the afternoon and sit on big pillows on the floor and enjoy some tea, maybe some lentil soup and a snack. The service is friendly and helpful.

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GRAND RAPIDS
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Anatolia's is a good example of what makes a college town like Bloomington fun! Yes - we had a bit of a wait but it was worth it. The service and value were good, and menu choices and portions great.

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Warren, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Several of my classmates were talking about this restaurant, so eventually my friend and I visited. It was okay, they had a bunch of options on the menu. I ended up choosing a kabob and my friend had some sort of orange soup. We both enjoyed our meals, but neither of us finished everything. We had some mis-communications with our... More

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