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“100 TL for appetizer, 2 meals and 2 alcoholic drinks.”

Cercis Murat Konagi
Ranked #3 of 56 Restaurants in Mardin
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Armenian, Middle Eastern, Turkish
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

– Allowed smoking indoors
– Not kid friendly
– crowded on a Friday night, so get there before the dinner seating to get the better service
– Waiter spoke Arabic and Turkish, but the manager spoke English well and he helped us. All waitstaff was friendly and accommodating despite
language barriers.
- Meza platter was about 50/50 on good taste
– great main meal taste
– menu was in Turkish only and not enough pictures to understand what you want. This place could cater to tourists more if they offered the menu in other languages.
– Menu showed desserts that they later said they did not have (baklava and Kenafe), so we went elsewhere for Tea and dessert
– Nice Turkish atmosphere; cold restaurant facility and they will offer you blankets to use as you dine
- one interesting note, the Turks on trip advisor did not rate this place too highly

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Had dinner on a Monday night. Service was ok until a big tour bus of people arrived, then you couldnt find a waiter.

Foodwise: the pomegranate salad is ok but nothing out of the ordinary. Then we had the oliveoiled eggplant, onion and grapevine dolmas; they were terrible. The rice for the stuffing was still raw, it tasted too much of tomato or pepper paste. We then had the lamb with quince, which was also nothing out of the ordinary, it was lamb and quince. Pekmez peltesi for desert was good. The wine tastes like grape juice gone bad, but not in a good way.

Overall very overpriced food that doesn't even taste well. Avoid it.

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Thank Mehmet M
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We enjoyed our lunch here so much as a small group we returned the next day. The location is authentic and stunning - views way into distance over the plains below Mardin if you can grab a window seat - they'll pull down blinds as much as needed to screen the sun as necessary. Great choice of foods with well presented menu so we could clearly see what we were ordering and its price. We had one of each type of salad between the 6 of us - fed us well, along with the ever present generous bread supplies. Non veggies can be much more adventurous! Lots of choice. Wine and ayran served in the small pewter pots was novel. Service good, loved the table cloths (you can buy them as well) loos modern clean and excellent. It's on the main street so convenient for sightseeing.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Brilliant food in a beautiful room. A theatrical experience in a fantastic location. Enjoy yourself. I particularly liked the wine served in what looked lioke small pewter chamber pots.

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Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

This is one of those places where you get closer to heaven when you least expect it. The setting is authentic, a true mansion owned by an old Mardin family. The proprietor, Ebru, has reluctantly got into the business when she failed to find a good place to eat in Mardin while acting as a tour guide to Germans. A Mardin native living in Istanbul, she sought the help of relatives (mostly women) to prepare original dishes of the region. Initially served at the relatives' houses, the food became famous enough to encourage Ebru to settle in Mardin and open Cercis Murat as a restaurant.

Firstly, you don't ask for the menu at Cercis. The set menu is an ample and delicious pick. It offers genuine mezes at small portions to sample. The stuffed rib, made from lamb and rice, is heavenly. All dishes are fresh, hard to find anywhere else and hard to prepare. Yet they are not too unconventional or unusual to be of worry to a Wasterner.

The taste of the food is complemented by a frendly staff, a kind and warm hostess (Ebru) and local music that can be a bit loud to the outsider (that's how music is made in the region).

I recommend this place to anyone that is ready to experience something special. To fill your stomach, you can find cheap and touristy stuff on the same (and only) avenue.

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