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“Just OK, expensive for what it is”
Review of Topkapi

Topkapi
Ranked #703 of 980 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $7 - $20
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We offer a relaxed, open and friendly environment where you can get a variety of food and or beverages to suit any occasion. Our Turkish & Persian themed decor offers a unique experience and we offer indoor and outdoor dining. Our venue is available for hire . , all prepared on site by our experienced kitchen staff. We are a fully licensed restaurant & bar and we also offer BYO (Wine only). For a delicious three course meal we charge a flat rate of $47.50 per person and there is a $7.00 corkage fee per bottle if you prefer BYO, however we also offer an extensive wine list. Taking its name from the mid-fifteenth century palace in Istanbul, Topkapi is inspired by the rich history of the opulent Middle east. The restaurant uses the rich influences of Turkish and Persian cuisine to consistently produce delicious dishes for its customers, tapping in to the unique flavours and spices Middle Eastern food is renowned for. Unique flavours are accentuated in the menu’s. The lamb rack and back strip dished are all cooked traditionally on a charcoal grill – which the restaurant had especially installed to preserve the meat’s natural flavours – is a favourite for its tenderness. among other menu favourites, is the award-winning drinks selection. From the Denizili region, Topkapi’s Angora dry white wine is the light and fruity choice, while Yakut, which is known for being the best-selling red wine in Turkey, mixes spice with cherry and strawberry flavours, giving it its rich red colour. For those who like beer, the selection is vast. However, for an authentic Turkish experience, international award-winning and premium beer, Efes. A night at Topkapi wouldn’t be complete without its live entertainment offering. Belly dancers are scheduled to perform every Friday and Saturday night for 20 to 30 minutes and are often the highlight of the evening for diners, Belly dancers can also be requested for other nights of the week for functions and customers might also take advantage of access to a shisha pipe on special occasions. Topkapi is well-known for its overall Middle Eastern experience. With fresh and healthy cuisine, a relaxing but charged atmosphere, and staff who appreciate every customer, it’s a sought-after lunch or dinner option for guaranteed exotic flair. Topkapi has been Open since 1990 in Christchurch. · Topkapi, 64 Manchester St, is open from 11.00am until late, Monday to Friday and from 4pm until late on Saturday and Sunday. ·To make a booking, phone 379 4447.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Just OK, expensive for what it is”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Whilst the food was ok I dont believe it was value for money. One of these restaurants that I would go to once.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
“Awesome Experience”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Nice Décor and Ambience with really good food. Highly recommended!, I was dine on july had kabab which is one of best kabab and my partner had some called shisleak it was best lamb she had according to her point of view and overall we enjoyed dine there and most important we had some shisha it is also good. So overall experience of food and service with belly dance it was awesome.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Abhijit G
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
“Very Friendly”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

I Often go to Topkapi Turkish restaurant with my friends for dine in and Sheesha(smoking pipe). And they have the best kebab meals., friendly atmosphere and nice decoration. I Recommend its worth to go and try their meals.,.,.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ricki D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Tasteless food and over priced, wouldn't go back”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with the belief that it was a turkish restaurant but turns out it was a Persian restaurant which uses a turkish name, the food was tasteless, the prices were very expensive and not worth it and we would not recommend this to anyone who is looking for a pleasant dining experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Unique experience, best meal”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Had a meal two weeks ago, food were great, atmosphere was awesome and had a great dance show. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to try Turkish and Persian food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Morteza A
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