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Anatolia Turkish Restaurant
Anatolia Turkish Restaurant

Anatolia Turkish Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.anatolia-restaurant.com
  • Email: info@anatolia-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (615) 356-1556
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Harun Ustunkaya
  • Dress Code: Formal Attire
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Huseyin Ustunkaya (615) 525-7575

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harding Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Anatolia Turkish Restaurant
For 10 years ANATOLIA Turkish Restaurant located in the heart of prestigious Belle Meade has been serving classic and cutting edge Turkish cuisine. The eloquent combination of a relaxed casual atmosphere with impeccable fine dining fare has built a devoted list of regular clientele that swear by every spice, flavor and morsel. Highlighting classic dishes like traditional Lamb Chops, decadently Stuffed Eggplant, and melt in your mouth Baklava, alongside a one of a kind specialty like Manti (Turkish Ravioli in a delicious garlic yogurt sauce) and the extremely popular Kunefe desert, ANATOLIA has earned 4.5 of 5 stars on Yelp.com. For a dining experience you are sure to revisit often, come taste for yourself what everyone from top executives to notable country artists to your friends next door have been talking about… ANATOLIA, Nashville"s own neighborhood Turkish iconic dining experience!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We are so lucky to live close to this spot. The traditional Turkish food is out of this world. They are always having us try more and we keep on coming back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have been visiting Anatolia's for several years now and always enjoy the experience. The food is very flavorful and always prepared perfectly. The staff and friendly and very helpful when explaining the menu to friends or family we bring along. Our toddler also loves going here. The hummus and pita are her favorites but even the steak and beef kebabs get a fair amount of attention. She also likes the staff who always treat her well and give her a balloon before we leave. All around a fun and enjoyable restaurant for an authentic Turkish meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The owners of Anatola have opened up a French restaurant nearby, and I can't help from wondering if they've taken Anatola's best chefs with them? Dinner this past Sunday evening was well below par with the food having been the most mediocre I can remember in a long time. One thing I've noticed about this restaurant over the years is that the quality of food comes and goes between being absolutely spectacular to incredibly mediocre. This leads me to believe that there is a lack of consistency in chefs. When it was one of the cheaper ethnic cuisines in town, it didn't matter. Now that prices seem to continually climb with food quality continuing to decline, I'm inclined to dine elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I love this restaurant! I've been a fan since it opened. This is the place I choose to bring out of town friends first. The food is consistently perfectly cooked and always delicious It's never overly spiced yet never bland. The service is well timed yet still friendly but not overly so. I've never brought anyone here that did not enjoy the food and the experience. I have one friend I have a hard time taking anywhere else! You won't regret this choice."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten here several times and have never had a bad meal. Their lamb kebabs are delicious and tender. The fish of the day is always a good choice. They have reasonably priced wines. We especially like the fact that the atmosphere is quiet, which is unusual for most restaurants. The service is also friendly and professional. Be sure to try the turkish feta. It is a less salty and creamier version than greek. You can also buy it in a can from the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Consistently excellent food every time I go here. Must try the kanafe...delicious!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I've been wanting to try Anatolia for a while, being the foodie I am and I was not disappointed. We started out with the appetizer sampler, which included the hummus, stuffed grape leaves, and feta fried in filo dough with a rose dipping sauce. The only thing I didn't really care for were the stuffed grape leaves--they were a bit different than I'm used to (traditional dolmades) but they were the Turkish version and I appreciated trying them. I had the eggplant stuffed with lamb, which was great. I'm not a huge lamb fan because sometimes it's a little too gamey for me, but it was excellent. My husband had the tilapia which he enjoyed. The portions were large, and I wish I had some our food wrapped up--we were too full to have dessert"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was Classic Turkish. The waiter was outstanding. He took the time to explain the food and educated us a lot about the food culture in Turkey"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our server was a lovely, kind person, though at times seemed a little busy. She was very helpful and helped us identify the best choices for our group, despite some dietary restrictions."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We really had a great time at Anatolia. It was recommended by friends and we were very pleasantly surprised. The ambiance was very good and slightly formal. Food was excellent (and a great value) and we had a delightful waiter (Greg) who gave us special attention and did not try to hurry us through our meal. Ethnic food is not too common in Nashville so never know what to expect when trying a new place, but this was certainly a gem. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Anatolia. Our table was ready promptly, our waitress, Nisha, was pleasant, courteous, and served us promptly. The food was tasty and attractively presented. Altogether is was a very good experience."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to eating at this Turkish restaurant and we were not disappointed. Authentic cuisine (we had all been to Turkey in past) and the service was great."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Love the Turkish veggie dishes. The food is different, moderately priced, healthful comfort food."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We ordered the special dessert first (before our lunch) which takes 15 minutes to prepare. It arrived after 1.5 hours. It took them 45 mins. to bring some of us the salads-nothing interesting about them. The "Turkish" food did not have the spices and herbs that I have had before. I don't know what happened as in a previous visit two years ago, it was very nice. I ordered the tilapia. After 50 minutes of waiting, the server said they did not have it. So I ordered trout. Very, very bland. I also sampled the chicken stuffed with spinach. Very bland. The best parts of this meal: sometimes there was warm bread. The server did not charge us for the dessert. There is nothing at all to draw us back (group of 6)."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Whenever I want to have a quiet, relaxed conversation with a friend I always choose Anatolia. I love every way they prepare their lamb dishes and the rice pudding is perfect little finisher. The wait staff is the best I know. The last visit was on the day after Christmas and the pack was absolutely packed but even then I could still chat with my friend and hear everything they said. Great for lunch but even better for dinner."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Food is outstanding! Chicken stew is wonderful as are the lamb chops."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in Nashville. Love it for dinner and fabulous brunch."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Enjoyed our dinner at this cozy neighbourhood restaurant"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Food was of good quality but everything was way overcooked (kabobs, sea bass, etc). Shame as it was seasoned well also. Very good Hummus and good service"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "If you want a genuine Middle Eastern food experience, I highly recommend this neighborhood gem. The ezme must be sampled; it's is an incredibly unique appetizer featuring crushed bell pepper, tomatoes, etc. Anatolia probably does lamb the best of all their dishes, and all of the stews have been simmered for hours; perfect for a cold winter evening. The Turkish red wine goes perfectly with most dishes and is made with four uniquely different grapes providing the wine lover with a unique wine experience. Prices have steadily increased with popularity, but portions are very ample so don't resist asking for a doggie bag."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We live in the neighborhood and dine here often. I appreciate the friendly service, and love the lamb chops. you must go on a Sunday or Thursday for the turkish pizza."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We had a delicious dinner at Anatolia. The Anatolia Eggplant was very good. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Another must-see spot in Music City. Great food, great service & authentic Turkish wines."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "I was stationed in Turkey in the military and I know good Turkish food. I have been eating here for years. The service is great. The food is great. There are vegetarian items available. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 10/11/2013