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Kumsal Lokantasi

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Nenehatun Caddesi, No:97 | Cankaya, Kizilay, Ankara, Turkey
+90 312 434 5361
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is serving in its relatively new place after several years of existence in Kızılay as a part of good seafood and meat after delicious variety of mezes tradition mostly found around this region. The taste continues with still very reasonable prices. Wine and dine or enjoy legendary Turkish drink rakı with all best fit small dishes. Save space... More 

Thank Hakan O
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

You will find fresh fish served. Nice and traditional meze available. Good to meet with friends for an extensive chat over "raki". Very casual, humble but excellent food. Very reasonably priced. Make sure you reserve your table earlier in the morning if not a day or so earlier for a weekend dinner with a group of friends or family. Highly... More 

Thank Etem A
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Simply the best. I love the people most, than the foods here. Friendly, modest, yet a gem for fish lovers. You can find various kind of fishes and sea food, cooked and served at its best. Definitely must visit.

Thank Levent A
Ankara, Turkey
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I have absolutely no idea why the old establishment of Ankara prefers this restaurant anymore. Apart from a few signature dishes like tripe with chickpeas which I think they don't do well anymore, the service has gone way downhill from the old days when they were still in the Kizilay district.

Thank SigmaNomad
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177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a very good Restaurant for simple meals, and it's not just fish and seafood, they have some other dishes as well. All the prices are clearly indicated in the monthly updated menu ( though I'm not sure if they have English menus). So you don't have the rip-off prices. It's not a cheap place but at least you... More 

Thank Ali D
Bucharest, Romania
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Thisis a very good place where one can find fresh turbot or sea bass, besides the traditional 'meze' - also very tasteful. The personnel is very friendly. They have places indoors or on the terrace. Lovey place!

Thank dgarlasu
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197 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

In its new location Kumsal is not authentic as it has before. New location is modern, bright... Taste is almost same as they have in Kızılay. Unfortunately I did not find the former spirit in this location. Customers average age is +/- 50. This can be an option in Ankara among others for a smooth dinner.

Thank MCSavas
Ankara, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

Standart fish and appetizer menu selection, but fresh and delicious. old recipes. There are also options for meat lovers. Service quality is good. Portions are satisfying. Prices are favorable.

Thank cerbk
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Foods are always above the average. You should try "dogme sis" for meat and "kotek" for fish. Service quality depends on waiter.

Thank Aydin A
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137 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

I have been dining in this restaurant for almost 15 years and all I can say that it is perfect... it serves traditional black sea region dishes. This place only gets better when it is the season for anchovies. They do miracles with them. Now they serve in their new place which is much more elegant.

Thank Mira2009umit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Turkish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nenehatun Caddesi, No:97 | Cankaya, Kizilay, Ankara, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Ankara Province  >  Ankara>  > Çankaya
  • Neighborhood: Çankaya
  • Phone Number: +90 312 434 5361

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?