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Anatolia

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405 East 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 334-2991
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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This is a place I have gone occasionally for years and always enjoyed. Big news: they just began doing a buffet lunch. I think this is a winning formula for bringing in lunch custom and helping that crowd get lunch in an hour. Good for business. That does not mean I always like the lunch buffet by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Lynn J
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Bloomington, IN
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Bloomington, IN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a place I have gone occasionally for years and always enjoyed. Big news: they just began doing a buffet lunch. I think this is a winning formula for bringing in lunch custom and helping that crowd get lunch in an hour. Good for business. That does not mean I always like the lunch buffet by any means. Often... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

I went with my daughter last night. Service is good, the food not so much. My daughter's "pida" was very good--in Italy it is called "pizza"-- and the lentil soup is noteworthy. However, my entree was disappointing. I ordered two skewers of kababs--one a mixture of ground beef and lamb, the other lamb chunks. These are served with a small... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The waitress was probably the rudest I have ever encountered. When asked for water for the third time she yelled at my friend "Well, you're not going to get it soon, ok? I have a lot of tables right now!" After some time I had to stand up and get my water and missing food from the kitchen myself (at... More 

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Mount Zion, Illinois
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21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 East 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (812) 334-2991

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

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