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“Just like being in Turkey”
Review of Turkey Central

Turkey Central
Ranked #38 of 895 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Turkish
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery
Reviewed 16 June 2010

Unlike any other restaurants in Qatar (whether it's 5 stars hotel, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, etc etc) where the food are prepared by Indian/ Sri Lankan/ Pakistan/ low-pay sub-continent workers, food served by "Turkey Central" are actually prepared by Turkish! Not only are the food authentic (definitely reminds me of my time in Turkey), they are also extremely tasty, reasonably priced and fresh! Mixed grills is the pick of the crop.

Apart from food, they also have a fresh juice bar where freshly squeezed juice are offered. Note to consider, they do add ice and sugar into the mix.

For food and value - a definite 5 stars! Highly recommended

However, the place is let down by its location as it is located on one of the notoriously busy streets of Qatar where you could be stuck in traffic jam for hours if travelling at night (especially weekends). On top of that, street parking is limited to the point of non-existent. To top it all off, it takes a long time for the guys to prepare the food (30mins wait for our first dish). Hence 4 stars overall.

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Reviewed 5 December 2009

Great Mezzehs. Great mixed grill, great juices.
Order your mezze; check first downstaris what you fancy, seeing it there is better. Once your mezze comes, then order your mains; suggert mixed grill.

Friendly people, tasty food, honest experience.

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Reviewed 28 January 2009

Turkey Central is the first place I ate in Doha when I moved here 5 years ago, and I keep going back for more. There's nothing fancy about the place, but it's got amazing food (the best bread in town) for ridiculously cheap prices.

I hear the mixed grill is the best, but as a vegetarian I can personally vouch for the lebnah and zatar fatayer.

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Reviewed 14 December 2008

Nice grilled food in town - need to make it more comfortable seating

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Reviewed 24 October 2008

Turkey Central is a must visit for anyone living / visiting Doha. No frills, but great food. However with the pros are the cons, details below.

Pros
Cheap, tasty food
Authentic Turkish food, at rates much cheaper than you can find in Istanbul!
Great choice of mezze
Shish Tawook is one of the best in Doha

Cons
Bad Service, rude waiters
Noisy atmosphere

Cost
A plate of mezze starts from QAR 12 / $3.50
A fatayer (pie) costs QAR 4 / little over S1

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