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“Great service!”
Review of Aloran Cafe & Restaurant - CLOSED

Aloran Cafe & Restaurant
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great service!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Had cheeses sampler, wine, chicken sofia and ottoman's favorite. Everything was great, except chicken sofia which was just average. However, the waiter offered to exchange it for something else once he realized we did not like chicken sofia. The bill was under 100 lira.

  • Visited November 2012
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Petaluma, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth avoiding 'the strip'”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The tourist traps on the main street are both welcoming and easy to fall for. For a first time visitor to Turkey, with little time for exploring, the temptation to simply stroll down main street and stop at random was almost convincing. Luckily, we went back to our hotel and looked to the wisdom of the advisor. The food was delicious! I don't know Turkish cuisine at all. But despite my fears of the unknown, I either chose perfectly over two nights in a row, or the food is simply delicious. The big tip: If you don't know the 'clay-pot performance', you're missing out!

  • Visited November 2012
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“Wonderful food.”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Great service and good prices. Especially the Testy Kebob is an experience that should not be missed.

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Great Yeldham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Ignore the main drag and come here!”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Returned to this restaurant after a few months (and Fatih remembered us!) and the standard is still top notch. Everything is cooked to order and will be made to your specifications. (We like hot veggies!) The service is attentive without being pushy and you are made to feel like family. We love the lentil soup, the great bread and olives, the Testi Kebab. Pashmina's offered to keep us warm (we preferred to sit outside). And great advice re the local Hamam, even showing us the way. We will be back. Tim and Linda

  • Visited November 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Service, Average Food”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We actively sought this place out (not easy to find), based on TA reviews and we were overall very happy with our experience. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the service is great.

The food however was more average than I would have thought for such a high rating. The quality was not really any higher than any of the tourist restaurants on Divan Yolo Cadassi. Don't get me wrong, the food was completely decent, just not amazing.

  • Visited November 2012
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