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Kalbur Restaurant: "Delicacies From Under the Sea" Ankara Restaurant Tip by lgamze

Ankara Restaurants: 38 reviews and 42 photos

there are certain privileges a city can offer only when you are an inhabitant, and unaware of the missing, the rest goes on living satisfied.. unless they run into this restaurant - which is difficult without the assistance of an insider. this seafood restaurant is one of a kind in whole Turkey despite being located in an inland city and eating there will be a significant experience. the right definition for what is served here could be 'Elysian Food'. the place is owned and run by an innovative couple, Mehmet - Bilen Tekmen dedicated to creating recipes that make use of literally anything from the depths of the sea and sharing those with their selected customers (or so to say, friends). the evidence of the pleasure seeking in their experimentation is quite obvious when you are tasting the end product. if you are a first timer it will be wise to leave the selection of food to the owner and you will be delighted with what you get anyway (and probably will follow the same path every other time and get carried away). the food is served in small portions and an excellent pace allowing you to feel and concentrate on its taste, and it is amazing to lean back afterwards and watch how everything is so well in order. the superb food is complemented with choices from the wine cellar if the traditional Turkish drink 'raki' is not preferred. the restaurant is small and definitely requires a reservation far in advance. it is closed on Mondays and credit cards are not accepted.

Favorite Dish: it is hard to name one favourite dish. every specialty of the restaurant should be experienced in due time (one visit might not be enough). to leave the decision to the owner is strongly advised; there will be no disappointment out of it. the food is matchless; if you are a lover of fish/seafood, it is possible to find that in the most unimagined forms and tastes. sometimes the way they are presented makes it hard to recognize even when you are familiar with them, but never is a bad surprise.

Address: Or-An Sehri Carsi Merkezi, C Blok No: 23-24, Or-An
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: +90 312 490 50 01
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 5
Theme: Seafood

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2007
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