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Cercis Murat Konagi

Birinci Caddesi No:517, Mardin none, Turkey
0482 213 68 41
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Ranked #14 of 39 restaurants in Mardin
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Armenian, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Istanbul, Turkey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Established by a woman entrepreneur, this place has been a promoter of regional cuisine in Istanbul. Big plate of starters served in spoons serves the eye as well as the palate. Yogurt with spices, olive oil, dish made of sun-dried tomato were my favorites. Icli kofte (boiled) is the best I ever had at a restaurant. Harire is a local... More

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GREECE
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This restaurant is something else. Go for lunch and you will have a view all the way to Syria. I admit with a little imagination because there was a terrible sand storm in the region. The ritual of serving the real Mardin food is worth a documentary. The whole kitchen staff is consisted from local ladies and judging from their... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is an old "konak", (old house), renovated and made a restaurant. They offer local food. I was disappointed as we got a set menu that was not that good and they informed us later that the wine was extra, it should be said while serving.

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Being there since the opening at 2001 Cercis was and is the best restaurant at Mardin. Don't even look to menu and leave everything staff only order Mahlep wine. Believe me you'll be happy! Though a bit expensive than other street restaurants of Mardin, its quality is always top.

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San Diego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Loved this place. Our table was outside on the roof, with great views of mardin at night, and the food was amazing. The "meze" platter was from heaven. Staff was very nice and friendly and provided great service. Highly recommanded

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We went to this restaurant because it was recommend by Lonely Planet. It was a big mistake. This restaurant does not cater to tourists at all. - No English menu. There is only a Turkish menu with very poor pictures to illustrate the food. - Staff speaks next to no English. So basically, ordering food becomes an interesting guessing game.... More

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

– Allowed smoking indoors – Not kid friendly – crowded on a Friday night, so get there before the dinner seating to get the better service – Waiter spoke Arabic and Turkish, but the manager spoke English well and he helped us. All waitstaff was friendly and accommodating despite language barriers. - Meza platter was about 50/50 on good taste... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Had dinner on a Monday night. Service was ok until a big tour bus of people arrived, then you couldnt find a waiter. Foodwise: the pomegranate salad is ok but nothing out of the ordinary. Then we had the oliveoiled eggplant, onion and grapevine dolmas; they were terrible. The rice for the stuffing was still raw, it tasted too much... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We enjoyed our lunch here so much as a small group we returned the next day. The location is authentic and stunning - views way into distance over the plains below Mardin if you can grab a window seat - they'll pull down blinds as much as needed to screen the sun as necessary. Great choice of foods with well... More

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Reading, UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Brilliant food in a beautiful room. A theatrical experience in a fantastic location. Enjoy yourself. I particularly liked the wine served in what looked lioke small pewter chamber pots.

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