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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
A nice dinner in a busy place.

A few friends and I stopped in for a bite of dinner tonight at a restaurant I had not been to before. I was pleased to find that the Turkish restaurant smack dab in the middle of Bloomington, Indiana was charming without being pretentious, and had excellent food without being too pricey. The Kebaps... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rob C
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few friends and I stopped in for a bite of dinner tonight at a restaurant I had not been to before. I was pleased to find that the Turkish restaurant smack dab in the middle of Bloomington, Indiana was charming without being pretentious, and had excellent food without being too pricey. The Kebaps were nicely done and the soup... More 

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Thank Rob C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We went to Anatolia from a suggestion of another restaurant server, the food was good but the experience was better. We sat on the floor on pillows, had tea, eggplant salad and red lentil soup. All was very tasty, for entrees my wife and I split a chicken kebob, lots of food to share but chicken was a bit dry.... More 

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Thank hozhohamsteads
Chennai (Madras), India
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best medditeranean restaurants that we have been to. It is a small place but awesome ambienece. You can either use the tables or use the cushions to sit on the floor. We preferree the latter. Their ayran and hummus were out of the world. The vegetarian bowl tastes so much like indian. The kisir ,... More 

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Thank BR C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have recently discovered we love Turkish food! Anatolia did not disappoint. The chicken kabob was so flavorful and moist! The atmosphere is cramped but exotic feeling-there is a small area where you can sit on pillows on the floor and eat. Nothing fancy but it is a fun and different kind of date night!

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Thank Spurgess
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The food was great but the serving size was small. We had the chicken kabab and the stuffed cabbage. I really liked the stuffed cabbage. Overall we enjoyed it, it was a nice place to eat and worth the visit

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Thank Abdul J
West Lafayette, Indiana
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113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our group had an enjoyable meal here. We tried several appetizers, which were all well received. Lamb can be difficult to cook right, and my kabob was tasty, well grilled and moist. My wife's stuffed cabbage was also worthwhile. None of our group of ten was unhappy with their entre. Unfortunately there were some management issues. At 6 pm on... More 

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Thank Hoosiercritic
missouri
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try something different for dinner. After asking around, we were pointed in Anatolia's direction. We're so glad we made the roughly three block walk from the town square to where the ethnic restaurants are located. It's like a little neighborhood of restaurant choices--everything from Turkish to Greek to Korean is offered in cutely lit... More 

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Thank griffincooper
Bloomington, Indiana
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

When I found we were going to Anatolia for lunch, I looked at the reviews and they went back and forth (good to bad). We had nothing but good food and good attentive service. We ate their buffet which gave us a chance to sample a lot of items. It is a very great place for vegetarians but there was... More 

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Thank Kathy A
Bloomington, Indiana
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but no longer. The food was disappointing bordering on awful. There was no one in the kitchen -- they were microwaving food that had been prepared in advance. My kabab was tough and overcooked. My wife's vegetarian dish was flavorless and tasted like it had Kraft processed cheese and tomato sauce... More 

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Thank HoosierTraveler60
Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Delicious food, friendly service, fair prices. I'd give it five stars except that on the Tuesday I ate there, several of the menu items were simply not available.

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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: European, Turkish

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