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“Good Turkish food”
Review of Ankara

Ankara
Ranked #25 of 894 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is a very popular restaurant - we waited 20 minutes to get an outside table for two on a Friday evening. The staff are friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is very party-0like, with everyone talking across tables and with the people walking past in the street. Many of the clients are themselves Turkish, so it must be fairly authentic:)
To save having to make a choice we decided on the Chef's special platter for two to share, which has a bit of just about everything on it - Kofta, chicken, lamb, steak, king prawns, all the meze and more. Although slightly overcooked to my taste it was still very good.
The mint tea was good and the Turkish coffee excellent.

Overall good value for money with a lovely atmosphere, worth a visit.

2  Thank Stan L
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This restaurant was recommended by Belgian friends and we were not let down. It is a bustling, busy, fun restaurant, full of locals and the local Turkish community (always a good sign).
The salads were super fresh, and meats good quality and perfectly prepared. The portion sizes were very generous.

I don't usually choose to go to a restaurant with photos of the food on the menu, but this is a great way to eat really well on a budget, and to enjoy great service and a buzzing atmosphere. Even more impressive is that we visited on the last day of the ten day Ghent festival, and the high levels of service and food were maintained.

They didn't have a high chair or plastic tumblers for our child, but that was the only negative and seemed to be the case wherever we went in Belgium.

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Thank JBoyLeith
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

If you are in the neighbourhood and you like Turkish/middle-east cuisine this is the best place in Gent for food, prices, kindness and efficiency of the staff.
One example for all: last time I went with the family and I took a "raki" while dining and another after the coffee, then they offered me (and the others) another one for free when we payed.

Thank Federico785
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

What a superb evening we had at Ankara Restaurant on Easter Sunday. We didn't book a table, but they accommodated the two of us with ease towards the end of the evening - approx 9:30pm. Ankara is in a busy road with numerous restaurants close to the Patershol district.

We ordered the Ankara Special for two and tucked into olives and bread before the main course arrived. When the waiter, carrying an enormous oval platter on his shoulder started heading our way, my heart sank. The Ankara Special was enormous with every type of meat imaginable, jacket potatoes, salads dips etc. We really tried to do it justice, but had to give up three-quarters of the way through.

Ankara had a lovely atmosphere and I would highly recommend it to anyone visting Ghent.

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1  Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is definitely not any kebab house, but real restaurant. When visited it was full house but they arranged us a table without reservations. 2 adults with 2 youngsters eat diner with less than 70 EUR. All food was tasty but not spicy.

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Thank Tommi P
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