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“Dont miss this Place!”
Review of Ottoman Cuisine

Ottoman Cuisine
Ranked #6 of 1,376 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Chef & owner Serif Kaya has been wooing diners at Ottoman Cuisine with his much awarded Turkish food since 1992. Modern day Turkish food is a result of the vast Ottoman Empire, spanning over three continents, with access to many markets & cultures. The menu at the Ottoman Cuisine consists of classic Turkish dishes that have withstood the test of time. There are also the dishes that Serif has created; inspired by his culinary heritage & his new home. The specials of the day bring you the best of the seasonal produce. In the Ottoman tradition, we recommend sharing your dishes in order for you to experience the fantastic range of flavours on offer. Please ask your waiter if you would like to try a tasting menu.
Canberra, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Dont miss this Place!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

The food is consistent and delicious Turkish style. The Baklava is really gooey and wonderful. It can get noisy but the food is well worth the visit.

Visited August 2012
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canberra
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“Way below my expectations”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

I visited Ottoman for the second time. Once was for a wedding a few years back and recently for a banquet lunch in the newly refurbished restaurant. The decor was beautiful. The service was hit and miss, with the first drinks hitting our table about 40 minutes after we sat down. We had to ask to order wine which was disappointing in a venue like this when there were about 3 staff on with only 6 tables for lunch.
The $40 banquet for lunch, although seemingly good value, was nothing more than a light snack. Dips and bread, small mouthfuls of turkish cuisine that did not excite or tantalite my tastebuds at all. Very disappointing value and meal choice.

  • Visited November 2012
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australia
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“surely the best food in town”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

The recently renovated Ottoman Cuisine still retains original qualities for service, atmosphere and most of all excellent cuisine. We visited with friends from NZ and selected a number of entree and main course dishes (7 in total) with helpful advice on quantity from the delightful, pleasant waitress. The servings were small and beautifully presented and the quality superb. We had taken our own wine which was decanted on our arrival but the restaurant also has a excellent wine list. The evening was a special 20 year reunion with our NZ friends and the choice of the restaurant made it all the more memorable. We have eaten at the Ottoman on a number of occasions over the past 20 years and the quality continues to be excellent. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Visited November 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“One of the best restaurants in Canberra”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This fine dining Turkish restaurant has been consistently excellent over the years, both on the food and the service. The degustation menu is the way to go where you can try all their signature dishes, such as the spicy mushroom and fish and the prawn roll as well as their turkish bread. Apparently the food in Canberra restaurant is better than its Sydney sister restaurant.
The service is also good. However, because it is such a popular restaurant, it can be a bit noisy.

No doubt this is one of the best restaurants in Canberra.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Great Turkish food”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Recently updated elegant dining room with a unique atmosphere of Turkey, as the overall effect can be distracting at times .

We tried the degustation menu and a very reasonably priced vintage red.. The wine list is an extensive blend of Australian and overseas wines. The selection of 5 courses was Turkish/Asian with the highlight being the wagu beef dolmas wrapped in chard rather then the traditional vine leaves. Finally, Turkish delight with a strong, dark coffee. Excellent from start to finish, Ottoman Cuisine gives us a magnificent taste of Turkey with great service and lovely atmosphere in our own backyard.

  • Visited November 2012
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