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Selim Amca'nin Sofra Salonu

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Ali Emiri Caddesi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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113 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anybody who visits Diyarbakir...must eat slow cooked ribs at this restaurant... It is very famous the Eastern Turkey dish that you must eat...

Thank Özlem C
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We went there for dinner and took the recommendation for the menu. The staff were very friendly and fast. The food very tasty and rich. Prices very reasonable. Location is on a busy Main Street, but you could always sit inside, too. Definitely well worth a visit.

Thank Thomas S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Was in this restaurant with my friends 3 weeks ago wasn't busy and service was very good we had a nice mix salad and traditional food called icli kofte from on the house wich is very kind and best lamb I had in my life and very clean place recommended everybody..

3 Thank Fuat K
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140 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

My meal started with an excellent soup - but a small portion. It was accompanied by a standard salad and the usual yogurt with pulses. The bread was not fresh. My main was lamb with rice - again nothing special. Service was efficient and English was spoken. No alcohol is served. The interior of the restaurant is reasonably smart -... More 

1 Thank Joe_33
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

If you like lamb - and wonderful rice, this is a pace.. Perfect taste and comfortable clean restaurant with some class.

Thank Transpires
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

I liked the freshness and the unique taste of the food. Most food not suitable for vegetarians.

Thank Transpires
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204 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

Traditional kurdish food, adapted to Western taste, reasonably price,highly recommended. Try the special dish Kaburga!,

Thank erolys
Moscow, Russia
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180 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2011

This restaurant has a strong reputation in Turkey for the best kaburga dolma (stuffed lamb ribs). Its origin is in Diyarbakir but they also have a branch in Istanbul. When I lived in Istanbul I was invited several times to eat there to enjoy this special dish. Once in Diyarbakir, we did not have any doubt where to eat dinner... More 

2 Thank anchi100
Istanbul, Turkey
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489 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 858 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2011

Surprisingly, there aren't too many decent restaurants in this big city. Kaburgaci Selim Amca is one of the few ones. It does not have anything special other than its special local dishes, mainly "kaburga dolması". The meals are too heavy for those who are not used to those tastes but it still worths a try. The place is extremely cheap.... More 

Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2010

This restaurant is very well known for its karburga dolmasi - so good that the formula has been replicated in its branches in Istanbul & Mardin and copied by other restaurants in South East Turkey. For your 25TL you get a lentil soup, steamed icli kofte and the kaburga dolma; rice is steamed within the ribcage of a lamb, the... More 

Thank Clerkenwell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ali Emiri Caddesi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Diyarbakir Province  >  Diyarbakir

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?