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Anatolia

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405 East 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 334-2991
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bloomfield
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bloomington is home to many ethnic restaurants. My personal favorite is tucked away in an older house on 4th Street. It is small but has a lot of charm. Their lunch buffet offers a wide variety of Turkish dishes, hot and cold. They have something for everyone to enjoy. The owner and staff are very friendly also. Support this local... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

It is a great place! I walked right past as I wondered if there would be many choices in a buffet. Family member decided to go in and check it out. AMAZING! So many choices. The Russian potato salad was out of this world. Too many choices. You can sit on pillows and watch the world go by. 8.55 if... More 

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Caracas
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101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Their lentil soup (complementary to most dishes) is quite good, as well as their tea. Overall, food is nice and service is quite kind and fast

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Mebane, North Carolina
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had a beautiful spring dinner on the deck. There was so much food for the money! They served Turkish tea free with the meal--very delicious. I got moussaka, and it came with rice, salad, tea and bread. It was not the type that I was used to, and I actually liked it more than the one I have had... More 

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Thank Trisha S
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Anatolia is a small place but with the right ingredients. The atmosphere was cool with the option of regular sitting or traditional Turkish. The food was good and fairly priced. Good place to go with friends.

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Thank Kwasi Y
Indianapolis, Indiana
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183 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

My IU student granddaughter wanted lunch here and it was a brilliant choice. Best buffet of the type ever. Maybe even best buffet ever. Stunning array of dishes. Couldn't identify much but it was all beyond delicious. The cook came out to see if we enjoyed our meal as we left. Charming. (Just had trouble with floor seating, but there... More 

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Thank Anniebonnie
Detroit, Michigan
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is a small, but fun restaurant. If you have never had Turkish food, this is the place to try it. You have the choice of sitting at a table, or on cushions on the floor if you sit on the enclosed porch. The red lentil soup is so delicious, I wish I could eat some right now. They have... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

A few friends and I stopped in for a bite of dinner tonight at a restaurant I had not been to before. I was pleased to find that the Turkish restaurant smack dab in the middle of Bloomington, Indiana was charming without being pretentious, and had excellent food without being too pricey. The Kebaps were nicely done and the soup... More 

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Thank Rob C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We went to Anatolia from a suggestion of another restaurant server, the food was good but the experience was better. We sat on the floor on pillows, had tea, eggplant salad and red lentil soup. All was very tasty, for entrees my wife and I split a chicken kebob, lots of food to share but chicken was a bit dry.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best medditeranean restaurants that we have been to. It is a small place but awesome ambienece. You can either use the tables or use the cushions to sit on the floor. We preferree the latter. Their ayran and hummus were out of the world. The vegetarian bowl tastes so much like indian. The kisir ,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 East 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (812) 334-2991

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