We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Consistently excellent”
Review of Ottoman Cuisine

Ottoman Cuisine
Ranked #6 of 1,471 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We eat here whenever we go to Canberra. The food is consistently top class, and the wine list is interesting and fairly priced.
The menu varies seasonally, and the range of dishes (with many vegetarian choices) is excellent. One our party on the last occasion is we ate there gluten intolerant. She had much to choose from, and the staff were solicitous to ensure that what we hose did not contain any hidden nasties.
For 2 people, try the tasting menu; for more than 2, mix and share.
The cooking shows its Turkish heritage, and there are many interesting takes on what from our experience is traditional Turkish food. And if you like eggplant, try the Imam Bayilde. It's as good as any we've had in turkey.
The staff are always pleasant and helpful, and the dining spaces are a delight. However, the location could best be described as boring; but a good contrast to the food.
One tip: for 2, the shared dessert plate is amazing!

2  Thank troypolyboutsos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (795)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

666 - 670 of 795 reviews

Reviewed July 28, 2013

We all very much enjoyed our dining experience at Ottoman. Food was a pleasure to eat, (deserts a disappointment). We all loved our entree's & mains. Great service. A very memorable evening.
We would happily return. Bathroom basins are magnificent!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank AustraliaSummer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 21, 2013

From our first mouthful to the last, it was such a taste sensation. We had a mixture of entrees to taste as many dishes as possible and all were truly delightful. Our mains too were quite superb. Service was excellent, very attentive and unobtrusive. Glasses filled constantly and meals arrived and were served with the confidence of staff who know they are serving a truly delicious meal. Well done! Unfortunately not enough room for the delicious looking desserts, but we will know better next time. And there will be a next time.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Kate_Tascott
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is my second time at Ottomans Canberra. I also had an experience at their restaurant in Sydney some years ago but it has been 7 years since I was last at the Canberra restaurant. The food is sensational - it is quite distinctively Turskish and the flavours are awesome. I like the venue - I know its in a weird place but the decor at night is very nice and the seating is comfortable and roomy. I had no problems with the service - our waiter was very attentive and offered great advice. Will be going back for sure.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Travellingbeaver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Whenever I go to Canberra, after booking accommodation, I always book dinner at Ottoman. And being a creature of habit, I always have the tasting menu. This is based on the menu of the day, including the specials so it is never the same. The wine list is comprehensive - and I recognize most of the wines listed, not always the case these days. Fair (not cheap!) wine (and food prices). Service is always friendly and efficient. great ambience too Love it!

1  Thank CondorSydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ottoman Cuisine also viewed

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
 
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
 
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
 

Been to Ottoman Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing