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“Poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Kosebasi

Kosebasi
Ranked #503 of 635 Restaurants in Riyadh
Cuisines: Turkish, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ar Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very bad food with huge prices, chicken kofta was terrible, its smell was so bad and its taste didn't seem like it should be. Salads are very small and costy. No Turkish food at all!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Fadel G
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missymegan
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place for Turkish food with a nice atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and decor inside. Open and closed seating available for families. Food is very good, a bit on the pricy side. Restroom is clean and nice, two stalls for women. Service is fast most of the time.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank missymegan
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riyadh
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Needs work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Ok, it could not be like the one in Dubai, but still they could have opened in a nicer area of tahliah street, or put some effort with the decor, the food is not that great, but some time if the location and the atmosphere are good we might revisit after a while.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank riyadhgirl
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“pricey, cold food, service and atmosphere”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

I had wanted to visit Kosebasi for six months and was excited to finally have dinner there with my friend. Having previously enjoyed absolutely amazing Turkish food in Antakya, Hatay, and in Istanbul, my expectations were maybe too high. Sadly,I cannot remember one positive aspect of my visit and will never return. This is what put me off the most:
- the restaurant was really cold, a/c blasting down on us, yet there was food smell
- the booths were uncomfortable, cold, hard and the screens did not offer much protection (my friend covers her face and the waiter kept looking in without announcing himself or waiting for her to cover; a big no-no in Riyadh.) I felt really bad to put her in such a situation. She was not able to relax at all.
- the portions (meat) were tiny for the price
- the meat was dry and completely cold
- the salads were quite tasteless; nothing like thyme salad in Hatay!
- our waiter seemed to be Indian, which of course is no problem at all, except that he was unable to answer any questions about the Turkish food.
-the light was not cosy but colder than in a fast food restaurant.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Ibn_Batutas
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Was Very Good, Now Below Average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

I am sorry that the quality of the food and service at some of the restaurants of Kosebasi chain has detriorated. I was a loyal client since I first tried them in Bahrain few years ago. I also enjoyed the experience in two other countries (Turkey and the UAE). Their formula was excellent: Quality Turkish fast food at good value.

However, the company appears to have expanded quickly without ensuring quality standards remain high.

The last time I tried this restaurant in Riyadh the food qulaity was not good. I hope someone in their top management reads this and decides to do something about it.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Maan A
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