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“Believe the reviews. Fantastic experience”
Review of Ottoman Cuisine

Ottoman Cuisine
Ranked #5 of 1,362 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
gold coast, australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Believe the reviews. Fantastic experience”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I really enjoyed Ottoman. I think you could call it contemporary Turkish. Lots of expected flavours but with little twists. Everything was good, but the highlights were the salmon dolmas, lamb shoulder and the tuna carpaccio special. Beautifully set in an original Burley-Griffin pavillion- a Canberra institution

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Business Dinner”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

It was a dinner to say farewell and thank you to an employee after 17 years. The Ottoman was picked because of its reputation as somewhere special in Canberra. It did not disappoint. Midweek dinner, but everything worked: the friendly welcome, sorting the wine we brought, help with ordering the food, suggestions, and allowing us time to think and then just sit at the end of the meal. The staff were great in looking after us....and when we couldn't make up our minds for dessert, a platter was produced with samples of the whole desert menu....! The food was delicious and the best of Turkish food we have had in Australia; using locally sourced ingredients made for freshness. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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Canberra, Australia
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“Fantastic evening with friends”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I had the privelige of visiting Ottoman for the fourth time recently. The food was top notch and the service first class yet again. By far my favourite restaurant in Canberra

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Sydney, Australia
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“Family celebrations”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We had a family celebration dinner here last Thursday on a very cold Canberra winter night .
It was a huge success .Everything about the experience was memorable -ambience,service and food .We were welcomed warmly by each staff member who explained each dish to us in detail .
We decided to share the meals between us .Without asking enough portions were given for us to all have a try .
Food was absolutely sensational .Would highly recommend the cuttlefish salad and the slow cooked lamb shoulder .Such was the quantity we declined dessert but the coffee was served with the most delicious Turish Delight -in abundance!!!

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Canberra, Australia
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“Most Memorable Evening in Canberra”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Recently i went to the Ottoman for dinner for my fathers birthday and i was impressed. I have been to the Ottoman several times over the past 10 years and each time i have enjoyed my meal however my recent experience was sublime. The new fit out is top notch, the ambience is warm and relaxed. The sinks in the bathroom are amazing, where did they come from? I have always enjoyed the food at the Ottoman and the Zucchini puffs will always be memorable however recently the food seems to be more creative and sensational than ever before. We started the meal with cuttlefish and i still cant stop thinking about it. I'm allergic to prawns but my husband raves about them. We found the wine list so extensive we couldn't decide. Clarence helped us choose a beautiful red. The staff are professional and friendly. Clarence and Louie served us and they made us feel very welcome. We are taking friends in a couple of weeks and i can't wait.

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