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Bogazici Lokantasi

#82 of 2,994 Restaurants in Ankara
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Denizciler Caddesi, No 1/A | Ulus, Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara, Turkey
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90 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This traditional restaurant offers traditional Ankara cuisine at premium quality. Ankara tava is their trademark. In week days it might rub out. So be there around lunch time. Elbasan tava and kuzu incik are also very good. Located in old town, Ulus, a very good option for lunching after sightseeing. No alcohol served, like many other traditional Ankara locandas. Prefer... More 

Thank efrasiyab
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

Istanbul has many excellent eateries, and this street is packed with them! But this restaurant was slightly better than the others due to excellent service and ambience - particularly friendly staff. The menu has many traditional dishes, so demanding a return visit (we visited twice in a week).

Thank tomskis
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is not a fancy restaurant, but the staff was extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. Menu choice seemed limited, but the dishes were on display and all looked plain, but inviting. The flavours were excellent. Good range of Turkish sweets available.

Thank tomskis
Ankara, Turkey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Before kebab and pide shops were popular, restaurants in Turkish cities specialized in "shopkeeper lunches", meat and vegetable dishes that are precooked and served fast during lunch hours. Boğaziçi is one of the few remaining examples of this tradition. They lamb and beef is always fresh and delicious, always a wide variety of masterfully prepared dishes, lots of vegi options.... More 

Thank deligonca
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2014

The establishment serves what we call 'homely' traditional Turkish dishes; dishes that are mostly cooked by mom. There are also several dishes that are usually available only in a restaurant though. All dishes are tasty. Good for a quick lunch. No reservations, no alcoholic beverages. Very good value.

Thank Ulug
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2014

Unless you are a vegetarian, this restaurant may not be a good place for eating. It serves a range of Turkish cousin, but all meat dishes are overly fatty and greasy, which suppresses the taste of the food. It does not serve dinner.

Thank ArnetteShellard
Ankara, Turkey
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567 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is one of the last real Ankara restaurants left. It is not in a good are anymore but the food and service is still marvelous and it is Turkish way! It is not a kebap house!

Thank crownvict
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

I tried this on a whim and was delighted. Top marks for the food and service, and pretty good value too. Upon arrival the waiter showed me to a window at the back of the restaurant to choose my food from the kitchen directly, rather than from the menu. Not knowing any Turkish I pointed out my choice - a... More 

Thank MideastMC
Ankara, Turkey
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152 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant is a nice place in the surrounding Ulus area and they serve delicious meat courses. But their prices are rocket high. You pay 11 TL for standard vegetable courses and 20 TL for meat courses. This is too much for a restaurant in Ulus.

1 Thank Murat D
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

I come to this restaurant coz i couldnt find anywhere else but the food was not freshed and burned. Try to find somewhere else.

Thank coolboy_1903

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Denizciler Caddesi, No 1/A | Ulus, Ankara, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Ankara Province  >  Ankara
  • Phone Number: 903123118832

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