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“Well designed restaurant”
Review of Garlic

Garlic
Ranked #54 of 16,954 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Well designed restaurant”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very friendly staff with great food. Atmosphere is very nice to have a date with significant other. Service would be better but just to be fair it was full house..

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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Big pity for bad service”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Nice location, atmosphere and good food, both for choice and quality. Portions not too big but more than decent if you share the dishes . Bad surprise when we asked the dessert, it was around 10.20 and we have been kindly told it would last 20 minutes to prepare. Ok no problem. We started insist asking about it 40 minutes later, but "no problem, it's arriving..." Another half hour and we have been told kitchen was close and so.. no dessert. But meanwhile we stay there, drinking more beer waiting for it, and we asked several time to different waitress. This can ruin a nice place opinion and I would not suggest this restaurant to people who thinks good service and honesty are essential

  • Visited March 2013
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Shanghai
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Like Pasha's but larger..”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

A Turkish restaurant with great hospitality, the owner is typically always there either between Garlic or his other restaurant (smaller and cosy) Pasha.
The food is obviously Turkish and is fresh and light with meat and fish giving a nice change. `i have opted for the chef's recommendation and taken what they send from the kitchen and have not gone wrong. `the wine is good, `i have drunk the `turkish red and its very good despite it not being well know, it compliments the food well.
Service is good and I will go back again soon.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank A J
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Shanghai
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Yummy Turkish Food”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Went here on a Saturday early evening with my family and friends (4 adults and 4 children). We had not booked as we thought 5pm would be early enough to get a table. We were surprised that they almost could not fit us in. Remember to book in future!!! We got a table and were seated at a very nicely presented table. They provided complimentary water and bread which for Shanghai is excellent- very impressed!!! The menu was very authentic and had a good range, The Turkish dumplings and kofte were excellent. The portion sizes were very good and I felt full at the end of the meal. We even were given complimentary Turkish coffee- a nice touch. The prices were reasonable. Ranging from 75 rmb to over 200rmb but mainly 90-130rmb. The humous was 58rmb and was a decent starter that could be shared. They provided extra bread when needed. We had a Enjoy Shanghai voucher (100rmb) which made the meal even cheaper. It was 35rmb for a Efes larger (Turkish brand). The service was good and timely. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the food.
Would be better with a children's menu as they seem to cater for children as they have a huge children's room down stairs. It had a large projector TV, toys, Play Station. This was excellent and was well used by 3 of the children.
Overall a very enjoyable meal in a lovely restaurant. I am surprised to be the first person to write a review. I will for sure recommend this place and hope to go back. A nice addition to the Shanghai restaurant scene!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank anafonitria
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