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#20 of 3 292 Restaurants in Ankara


Barbecue, Turkish, Grill
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Reviewed 9 June 2021 via mobile

If you have a family/wife or spouses with you: AVOID!! The place reminded me of a Turkish TV serie Kurtlar Vadisi. I can never ever think or dare to eat there with my family again. OMG so disrespectful workers. When we asked for the receipt...so we leave and so we pay... the guy called another customer ”fat and black” but black in N-word. That’s crime in EU. The pricelist is hidden... when you ask for the price list they will let you feel that you are NOT welcome.. Waiters screaming and shouting in the restaurant to eachother when taking customer orders... One guy in suit walking around the customers and disturbing. When we arrived in the place he came to ”welcome” us and tried to force us to seat and eat inside the restaurant because the terrace was for the choosen ones. After refusing several times and telling him, if no place at the terrace, we leave he gave us a table outside. Some people complain about prices.. i think prices were OK if you are European and 1€=10,5TL :))) like 2persons 380TL=35€ :) Overall not worth to. Turkish people may like this place but dissappointment for Europeans. In Turkish: Gitmeyin. Deymiyor. Allah orda ”entellektuel” takilanlara akil fikir versin. Yemegin kalitesi bildigin dönerci ama yemegin tanesi 150TL.... KR Turkish/European...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

The food and the views are nice. Service is good. Food is nice especially the ribs. But the prices are quite expensive for Turkish standards. Otherwise expect to emjoy the food amd views.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020

I was in Ankara with my family for about 10 days. I was introduced to this restaurant by a friend. Although location was kind of tricky to go by taxi, we tried it. Food (specially lamp leg) was great! we tried their kababs also. Foods...come with appetizer and dessert. We went there two more times. We enjoyed foods, restaurant environment and the service.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

So delicious,we recommended for visiting.Perfect atmosphere and service.Spent time there many times.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

Such a great option to sit outside on the terrace of the Dikmen valley park and enjoy the view. Good variety of well prepared food.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Doesn’t matter how good the food is, the service needs to be improved. Beware, they will try to bring you stuff you never ordered and put on your table. Don’t think that all is complimentary. Yes, it is delicious most of the time but in...the end it’s an overpriced and overrated restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

It was an amazing experience! It was like a feast inside your mouth. Every thing in the menu is different. They have lots of food to choose from, mainly meat products. I wouldn’t recommend this place to a vegetarian/vegan but if you are not, you...should totally check this place outMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 19 October 2019

It has been a good while since some of our friends, my wife, and I have been at this "meat restaurant." We loved its options of kebabs and other meat dishes, competently and most deliciously prepared. As I write this review, we have definite plans...to visit the restaurant again, in Oct. or Nov. 2019. And, here are the other reasons why we intend to do so, in addition to its quality food and service: Away from our main residence in Germantown/Memphis, Tennessee, USA, we spend a good portion of our late Summer-early Fall months every year, literally "living" in a condominium we own, at an address right across from this restaurant (PARKVADI Evleri) and constantly watch all of its steady customers streaming in, especially for dinner dining. Furthermore, It overlooks an exquisite park valley (Dikmen Vadisi), and has a patio-dining facility, as well, in the most exclusive Cankaya section of Ankara, Turkey.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

You would not believe how tasty the food you order and eat. The salat, meats and the final sweets they serve are something else. The food you will experience is not easy to define. You have to be there. You would probably not forget for...your rest of life. Firstly they offer you certain local tests and tasty freshenings you would probably love them all. Kaburga dolması is the main dish which includes softly cooked meat with special rice + almonds etc in it. Or you can have any kind of kebaps or tava which is a very soft grilled meat. The served drink ayran is something you may never had before. Very tasty....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019

Nice atmosphere, very friendly well come, ask and just follow waiter's suggestions and then enjoy your food.

Date of visit: February 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4