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Ottoman Cuisine

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9 Broughton Street, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6273 6111
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Canberra for the weekend and decided to book dinner at Ottoman Cuisine based on the great online reviews and our love of Middle Eastern food. It definitely lived up to the high expectation set by reading the great reviews. The location is gorgeous - in a house with courtyards on two sides with fountains, fruit trees, plants... More 

Thank MelissaLee89
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last weekend we visite Ottaman restaurant in Barton Canberra. The initial walk in was lovely through an arbour with fountains nearby. We had three courses which were delicious , particularly the stuffed eggplant. Our grilled calamari entree was chewy and less enjoyable. We shared our courses so it was a fun evening of food and wine. The staff were pleasant... More 

Thank MJG1506
Canberra, Australia
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275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 757 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With many Canberra restaurants closing on a Monday and Tuesday evening, this is a saviour if you want a fine dining location. I would say the service level is higher since my last visit 3 years ago and would probably describe it as faultless. The menu however has changed a little with more of an emphasis on Mediterranean rather than... More 

Thank Canberra_Traveller
Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The day had been hot and it was nice to enter into a cool and relaxed environment looking out over a garden with pools of water The pre-dinner drink of a gin martini was exceptionally good The food was delicious especially the duck as a main course

Thank James N
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Ottoman since it first opened and it rarely disappoints. We had stuffed eggplant (special) with minced meat, stuffed zucchini flowers, whiting (special) and the veal. Everything was delicious. Our wine was wonderful, so was the pide and dessert. Our waitress was excellent, although some other staff, who also served us, were less confident. One minus:... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the Ottoman for quite some time. I often take a chance with a late lunch and didn't even bother to try and book as I was nearby. We were warmly welcomed, diplomatically settled away from a couple of large tables. Our view onto the wisteria covered entrance and pretty garden was very pleasant and even... More 

Thank MaryannM53
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Canberra? Ottoman Cuisine Restaurant is a must! Definitely wish this place was in Brisbane, food, service, atmosphere was awesome. Bride had Dolma then the veal she was wrapped, beautiful delicate yet robust in flavour, for me I ordered the deep fried zucchini flowers and spatchcock for main. I had food envy after trying the brides Dolma but the flowers... More 

Thank dodgr1057
Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard so much about the Ottoman but our experience was completely underwhelming. Food average and overpriced. Staff adequate but ineffective service. Air-conditioning totally inadequate which made our dining experience very uncomfortable. The garden could do with a lot of help.

Thank 921lionel
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxed atmosphere, spicy wonderful food, value for money. easy parking, friendly staff. What more could you want?

Thank pincus2016
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a catch up dinner with work colleagues, was not my choice, and I am still amazed this establishment has been awarded a chef hat. This award is supposed to include the service which doesn't meet the standard by a country mile and never has in the three times I have been. I ordered lamb cutlets the meal comprising... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Broughton Street, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6273 6111
Chef & owner Serif Kaya has been wooing diners at Ottoman Cuisine with his much awarded Turkish food since 1992. Modern day Turkish food is a result of the vast Ottoman Empire, spanning over three continents, with access to many markets & cultures. The menu at the Ottoman Cuisine consists of classic Turkish dishes that have withstood the test of time. There are also the dishes that Serif has created; inspired by his culinary heritage & his new home. The specials of the day bring you the best of the seasonal produce. In the Ottoman tradition, we recommend sharing your dishes in order for you to experience the fantastic range of flavours on offer. Please ask your waiter if you would like to try a tasting menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?