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“Satisfying” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anatolia

Anatolia
Altahlia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #129 of 260 Restaurants in Riyadh
Cuisines: Turkish
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Riyadh
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Satisfying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Located in Granada Mall, this restaurant continues to keep getting better. They have enlarged their seating area and the place is a lot more open and comfortable now than it used to be. The constant remains the good food - and we are never disappointed by whatever we order.

The choices are plenty and the best thing is that every dish has it's own distinct flavor. The food is served hot and quick. During busy times, the service can be a bit patchy, but the staff is generally friendly and courteous.

The Ramadan Iftar buffet is also a good time to try this place.

Visited December 2012
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The best Turkish Resturant in Riyadh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Visited this restaurant 2 weeks ago for the first time, they serve Turkish dishes, mainly, Kofta, grills and appetizers, Location is easy to access between King Fahd Rd and Olaya Rd in a classy area,
If you are a group you can order this mixed big tray that have 4 appetizers and 4 main courses, Turkish tea i complimentary after the meal.
The service was really niceand different from restaurants in Riyadh.
The food is great, location is accessible, nice atmoshphere, and prices are still cheap or such a service.
What i like the most is openness design in the single's section, you can enjoy your meals and the sun ray during day time through the big glass walls.
And Finally don't forget to ask for the complimentary Turkish delight wrapped in a small neat red box when you're leaving.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Both”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I ate their both outlet , Granada Mall and Olaya, They are serving almost real Turkish Food, but i am sure best Turkish Rest. in KSA .Weekends is beeing a little crowded, so you can try Friday at 13:30 not to wait for seat. Try Iskender, any kebab, salads. You will like it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Good decor, decent food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Good decor, good food, decent service. Extensive menu, with a lot of interestsing choices. I especially liked their wrapped veal kebabs. Rather pricey for Turkish food, though. Still, I wouldn't mind going there once in a while.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“Good ambience, decent food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We had lunch at this restaurant one rainy afternoon earlier this month. The restaurant is located on Tahlia Street just after the Olaya Crossing and has a prominent red coloured signage which is easy to identify. Finding a parking slot was a nightmare & we had to quickly rush in to avoid getting drenched.

It was lunch time around 1 pm but surpisingly we were the first diners to enter the restaurant perhaps because of the rains, people preferred to stay indoors.

We ordered the Lentil and Tomato Soups, both were very nice. The Lentil soup was made differently than other Middle Eastern Lentil Soups that we had tried elsewhere. The appetizers we ordered was a Dolma ( Roasted stuffed bell peppers), Hummous and a Salad with pomegranates. They brought some complimentary hot bread and some cheese/butter. We also ordered one plate of cheese fatayers and some french fries for the kids.

The service was a little tardy, they forgot to get one tomato soup and we had to remind them again. Similarly for some spoons and hot bread. For the main course we ordered the Shish Tawouk and Chicken Doner Kabab. The portions were large and the food was pretty good.

Is it the best Turkish food that we have eaten in Riyadh? No...we prefer the Caravan on Takhasusi, excellent value for money, great service but sans the fancy ambience. However Anatolia scores on the oevrall packaging, ambience and open family seating. Perhaps what put me off was the slack service.

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