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“Excellent Food”

Topkapi Turkish Restaurant
Ranked #226 of 2,767 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
ottawa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Usually what I look for in a restaurant to review are the following:
FOOD QUALITY, FOOD PORTION, DOLLAR VALUE, AMBIENT, CLEANLINESS, STAFF KNOWLEDGE, STAFF FRIENDLINESS, AND OVERALL EXPERIENCE.
Food Quality: The food quality was excellent. The lamb was a bid dry, but beef and chicken was very tasty. Appetizer and Desert was exceptional. you must try them.
Food Portion: Not as much as I hoped but it was a typical Turkish portion. You would need appetizer or desert afterwards to complete the food.
Dollar Value: It is pricy but you get quality fresh food.
Ambient: Exceptional.... excellent for couples and dates.
Cleanliness: Exceptional....
Staff Knowledge: Excellent...
Staff Friendliness: Excellent...
Overall Experience: I would rate this 9/10. the only thing is that the food portion is not as much i hoped for.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

While this restaurant has a nice, intimate atmosphere, and good, tasty traditional Turkish food, the service was extremely slow. We waited almost 1h for our meal. The owner (wife) was the sole cook for the evening so she had to make every single dish herself. The waitress was nice, but did not come around our table too often. Our meals were tasty and we liked our overall experience, but again, service was slow.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Ottawachica
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A place to feel special!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

My husband and mother-in-law and I went to this Turkish restaurant in Ottawa before going to paly. We went early (3 hours before) so we could relax and not rush. That was a good plan because we ended up having appetizers, main course and dessert. It seemed like a lot of food but even so, we did not feel stuffed as at the end of some large meals.

The appetizer was a large plate with a variety of all the appetizers including hummus, Sauté of carrot, yogurt, garlic and Turkish herbs, vine leaves and manyothers that I have forgotten the names of - very fun to try if you are adventurous - all vegetarian and only one was spicy.

For the main meal we had either lamb dish, or leg of lamb, with potatoes, eggplant, other veggies with subtle spices. The meat was very tender.

Turkish coffees and teas were had by all at the end of the fabulous meal.

The server was very attentive and the owner also came out to help us choose our meals and to check up on us. The decor was authentic but not overdone and I like that they had Turkish music playing - a very relaxing and fun place.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank REL_11
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A special Turkish lunch”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Everything about our meal was special: the warm welcome from the owner's wife,the Turkish dishes, the gracious service, plus the patient explanation of how the lamb and beef doner is prepared. We began with red lentil soup and pida bread, followed by generous shavings of the doner kepap with rice, finishing with a Krem caramel, and all for a reasonable price.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Billitchyfeet
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A nice surprise in Ottawa”
Reviewed October 20, 2011

Thanks Trip advisors! It was special to find this lovely little Turkish Restaurant in Ottawa. My daughter and I love Turkish, so we thought we'd give it a try. Nice atmosphere, lovely waitress, and wonderful Turkish food. They were very accommodating when we decided we'd like to share two plates rather than order separate meals. Any lots of nice touches-fresh flowers on the table, extra bread if needed, a taste of the Turkish wine before buying a glass. We had a pleasant and very filling night!

  • Visited October 2011
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2 Thank LPNSW
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