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“Dreadful!”
Review of ORNEK

ORNEK
Ranked #361 of 905 Restaurants in Ghent
Price range: US$28 - US$34
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This was the worst food I've encountered in a very long time. A plate of various unidentifiable (apart from the baked beans!) slimy concoctions topped with a lamb kebab which was so overcooked and tough it was inedible!
The service was virtually non-existent, too - we were left to our own devices with literally nobody on hand for a good 15 minutes before we could settle up and leave.
The overall impression was that the people running the place, cooking the food and providing the service just couldn't care less!

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Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Possibly the worst meal I have had in my entire life. Also the only completely negative restaurant review I have ever written on Tripadvisor, which should tell you something. We ordered the mixed meze for two, which in every Turkish restaurant I've been to in the UK and Turkey itself is usually an interesting and tasty option. Two platefuls of mixed sludge arrived. The meal consisted of a series of icecream scoops of unidentifiable glop of various colours but all equally flavourless, plus a cold kebab made of small tough completely tasteless pieces of meat, and a larger single piece of some sort of meat product - equally cold and tasteless.

We decided to pay up and go after a couple of mouthfuls. It proved difficult to find anyone willing to serve us, but finally someone came and removed our virtually full plates without any comment or query - maybe that speaks for itself.

Such a shame - good Turkish food is fantastic, but this could put you off for life.

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1  Thank trev01bucks
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Looking for latish meal, came across Ornek. Good range of meals, with many lamb based dishes, also some chicken and veggie. Nice touches of a freebie starter ( cheese, olives and peppers) and mini dessert (baklava and cream). Food plentiful, and tasty. Lovely flavours in my main course, aubergine and minced lamb with salad, potato and rice. Dined for two, with a beer included, for under 30 euro, very reasonable for Gent!

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Thank CaznStu
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We were looking for the Ankara restaurant which was closed for the summer; however, Ornek, just across the street, it was opened and looked good to us. The food is awesome, reasonable priced and the family that owns the place was very friendly and accommodating. This was probably our best meal in Belgium. Highly recommended!!!

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Thank Laurel99
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We prefer another Turkish restaurant in the area, but when we don't make reservations, we mostly end up here.
The restaurant is basic. Food's good, service is friendly and now and then there's a belly dancer show. Portions are large enough and the price is right.
Like I said, our favorite second choice.

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Thank repetitor
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