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“Recommended by friends and really good food and service”

Akarsu Turkish Restaurant & Grill
Ranked #6 of 356 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Description: Authentic Turkish cuisine set in a 1600's, grade 2 listed building, in the heart of Durham City. A warm welcome comes as standard. Afiyet Olsun.
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Description: Authentic Turkish cuisine set in a 1600's, grade 2 listed building, in the heart of Durham City. A warm welcome comes as standard. Afiyet Olsun.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends had eaten here before and whilst it wasn't busy we had great service and the food was amazing. Toilets upstairs and clean.

Thank WidleyTraveller
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called in for lunch on a short visit to Durham. I lived in the Middle East for many years and love Turkish / Lebanese food. I just had a simple lunch of hummus, salad and bread with a glass of red wine. The hummus was so good I ordered a second portion.

The restaurant is quite small, 12 - 15 tables, and has a very Turkish atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

Thank JohnMower
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a busy Friday night and we had a really great time. Could not fault the food or the service. Flo had the prawn starter which she loved.
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and they picked up on this and served a desert with sparklers for us. Very thoughtful and a nice end to the evening.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went one lunchtime to have a catch up with friends and due to the recommendations we thought we would try here. The food was lovely but the service really let the place down. Ordered the food and they nearly missed 1 person out. Then some of the starters were wrong. When the mains came, they forgot one of them therefore one of my friends waited another 15 minutes after everyone else was served. requested more bread, had to ask twice.... ordered more drinks, had to ask twice. Then when the bill came they tried charging us double the amount of drinks and also didn't take into account the lunch offers they had on including the soft drinks. So just check your bill before paying. Shame about the service. will not be recommending this place.

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Thank carys1975
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful Turkish experience here and very happy with the vegan options! My server was Chloe and she was extremely friendly and helpful! I highly suggest to anyone who wants a delicious meal in a welcoming place.

Thank Amanda C
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