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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Healthy, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food,,great service,,great value... The best meal we ate in Durham... Don't miss it folks - you'll be missing out.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 August 2021

We (2 adults and a child) ate here on a Friday evening and it seemed busy though due to the restaurant being on two floors in small rooms it wasn’t noticeable to us. We ordered a couple of shared starters and three kebabs from the...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

Booked a table in advance as were on holiday in area for a few days.... turned up at 7.30pm on Monday 2nd August to find the restaurant was shut. no notice on the door as to why. We were disappointed but luckily found somewhere else.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 July 2021

Lovely food, extremely hygiene conscious environment, socially distanced table, great service, overall good value for money

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Booked weeks in advance to ensure table during pandemic. On holiday in Durham and they called 1 hour before booking to say they weren’t busy enough and wouldn’t be opening. Blessing in disguise as we went to the new Turkish kitchen around the corner and...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Akarsu2016, Owner at Akarsu Turkish Restaurant & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2021

Good evening, Your review has been reported as it contains false information. We cancelled your booking in advance and we did not cancel because we were not busy, we have a very succesful restaurant as you can tell from the reviews :). Our restaurant is...More

Reviewed 6 July 2021

This restaurant was truly brilliant. The food was delicious and very authentic. We fell for the same trap as some other reviewers - the meat feast for 2 is perhaps enough for 6. We should have avoided having a starter (only 1 which we shared)....More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

Very pleasant food, if a little salty. Friendly staff and stylish surroundings. We had the meat feast to share for 2 and couldn’t finish it, even after a meagre single shared starter of hummus.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 28 June 2021 via mobile

Outstanding meal! The food was absolutely delicious and could have kept us fed for days! The Meat Feast was endless, while the hot and cold Mezze platters were also endless. Topped off with tasty Turkish wine. Would recommend without hesitation.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 27 June 2021

Lovely Turkish restaurant with an excellent choice of vegetarian food. I had the halloumi and my friend had the lamb meatballs and both dishes were very well presented and so filling. It is a lovely querky restaurant and the staff were very pleasant and attentive....More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2021

Absolutely beautiful food so flavoursome. Totally recommend. Lots of vegetarian options. Just great!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Vegan1759
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