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“Great value, great quality”
Review of Ankara

Ankara
Ranked #33 of 920 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by Belgian friends and we were not let down. It is a bustling, busy, fun restaurant, full of locals and the local Turkish community (always a good sign).
The salads were super fresh, and meats good quality and perfectly prepared. The portion sizes were very generous.

I don't usually choose to go to a restaurant with photos of the food on the menu, but this is a great way to eat really well on a budget, and to enjoy great service and a buzzing atmosphere. Even more impressive is that we visited on the last day of the ten day Ghent festival, and the high levels of service and food were maintained.

They didn't have a high chair or plastic tumblers for our child, but that was the only negative and seemed to be the case wherever we went in Belgium.

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Thank JBoyLeith
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Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

If you are in the neighbourhood and you like Turkish/middle-east cuisine this is the best place in Gent for food, prices, kindness and efficiency of the staff.
One example for all: last time I went with the family and I took a "raki" while dining and another after the coffee, then they offered me (and the others) another one for free when we payed.

Thank Federico785
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a superb evening we had at Ankara Restaurant on Easter Sunday. We didn't book a table, but they accommodated the two of us with ease towards the end of the evening - approx 9:30pm. Ankara is in a busy road with numerous restaurants close to the Patershol district.

We ordered the Ankara Special for two and tucked into olives and bread before the main course arrived. When the waiter, carrying an enormous oval platter on his shoulder started heading our way, my heart sank. The Ankara Special was enormous with every type of meat imaginable, jacket potatoes, salads dips etc. We really tried to do it justice, but had to give up three-quarters of the way through.

Ankara had a lovely atmosphere and I would highly recommend it to anyone visting Ghent.

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1  Thank Anne D
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is definitely not any kebab house, but real restaurant. When visited it was full house but they arranged us a table without reservations. 2 adults with 2 youngsters eat diner with less than 70 EUR. All food was tasty but not spicy.

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Thank Tommi P
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

May 2014

Gent is expensive, the beer is expensive. Every where is Beautiful, crowded & noisy .

This place is a haven of calm ~& good taste!! lunch was a dream

The Ankara is difficult to find but well worth it.

We sat indoors amongst locals who know a good thing when they eat it too.
The waiter is very professional

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3  Thank sailor2233
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