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“One of the best restaurants in Canberra” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ottoman Cuisine

Ottoman Cuisine
9 Broughton Street, Canberra 2600, Australia
(02) 6273 6111
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Ranked #7 of 778 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Chef & owner Serif Kaya has been wooing diners at Ottoman Cuisine with his much awarded Turkish food since 1992. Modern day Turkish food is a result of the vast Ottoman Empire, spanning over three continents, with access to many markets & cultures. The menu at the Ottoman Cuisine consists of classic Turkish dishes that have withstood the test of time. There are also the dishes that Serif has created; inspired by his culinary heritage & his new home. The specials of the day bring you the best of the seasonal produce. In the Ottoman tradition, we recommend sharing your dishes in order for you to experience the fantastic range of flavours on offer. Please ask your waiter if you would like to try a tasting menu.
Canberra, Australia
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“One of the best restaurants in Canberra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This fine dining Turkish restaurant has been consistently excellent over the years, both on the food and the service. The degustation menu is the way to go where you can try all their signature dishes, such as the spicy mushroom and fish and the prawn roll as well as their turkish bread. Apparently the food in Canberra restaurant is better than its Sydney sister restaurant.
The service is also good. However, because it is such a popular restaurant, it can be a bit noisy.

No doubt this is one of the best restaurants in Canberra.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great Turkish food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Recently updated elegant dining room with a unique atmosphere of Turkey, as the overall effect can be distracting at times .

We tried the degustation menu and a very reasonably priced vintage red.. The wine list is an extensive blend of Australian and overseas wines. The selection of 5 courses was Turkish/Asian with the highlight being the wagu beef dolmas wrapped in chard rather then the traditional vine leaves. Finally, Turkish delight with a strong, dark coffee. Excellent from start to finish, Ottoman Cuisine gives us a magnificent taste of Turkey with great service and lovely atmosphere in our own backyard.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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“Classy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is a classy Turkish restaurant which is a little hard to find tucked away behind office blocks in Barton, but worth the visit. They have a good range of wines, daily specials and an interesting menu. I would have liked a few more vegetarian main meal options but the vegetarian entrees can be easily made into main meals. Desserts are a little on the heavy side, but the ambience and attentive wait staff mean that’s it’s easy to share.

Visited October 2012
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“Best dining in Canberra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

I have eaten at most of Canberra's restaurants over the years and can confidently say that thef food and service at the Ottoman is the best. I was fortunate enough to go twice in the last few weeks and both times the food was exceptional. The zucchini flowers are highly recommended.

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Canberra
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“Quality food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I have had dinner here twice in the past few months. The first time with some business colleagues, the second in a small family group. On both occasions the food was of a very high standard and the extensive wine list seemed to have options for all budgets. The service was generally very efficient, if not particularly friendly. They did forget one drinks order, and I noted that diners in their teens and twenties don't get the same attention as us older folk. So a bit snobbish, which is disappointing. Non-Canberrans should note that the location of the restaurant is a little out of the way, amid apartment blocks and government offices, although this means it is vey quiet at night and easy to park nearby.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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