Anatolia Turkish Restaurant

4.8
579 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish
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!
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LibbyM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time we've held a family celebration at Anatolia and it won't be the last. Excellent food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok.

The use of extremely small bread plates for both bread and shared appetizers was problematic. While the meat was executed well, the steak came from an animal that I fear suffered a fair amount in it’s final years of life… And the vegetables were severely undercooked and unseasoned. Our waitress was nice and worthy of note.

Simple things like the rice and the olive oil on the table were oddly altered / stretched in someway. I’m sure someone from the restaurant is about to argue that they are from a little village somewhere in Turkey that “does it” that way… But a number of these choices were like no Turkish, Greek, Iranian, Lebanese, Arabic, Kurdish, or Armenian food my family has ever eaten… And we like all of the above. No one at our table tried to seafood, soups or stews…so perhaps that would have been a better choice. ::sigh::

On the upside, the restaurant is pleasant. The wait staff are all very nice. There’s a fair number of wines by the glass, the hummus was well executed, and we all liked the chicken and the koobideh (it’s possible they had a different name for it as we got it as part of our mixed grill).

We are shocked by others higher ratings of this restaurant… all in, it probably should be in the 4 range… so I’m purposely selecting a three overall to try to attract some attention to some of the challenges above.

If we were to go back… We would have pita, hummus and a glass of wine…And I think we would be very happy with that.

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vipGinna
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The food is wonderful. Weather vegetarian or meat , all is delicious. My granddaughters think they have the best rice in Nashville!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏼😊 great place
Will be back

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KlingonHopper
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve been out to a restaurant since before the pandemic, and it was a great experience. The lamb kebob is fantastic. Great date night place.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and excellent service

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vipfoodexplorer
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dennis, waiter is personal and professional. Great suggested based on your appetite!

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vipDana
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food from a family owned restaurant. The lamb chops are great, as well as the trout. They serve a great variety of cocktails, including Prosecco. We are so happy they are in the neighborhood.

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EugeneW
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

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ColDon
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Turkish experience in Nashville

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Patrick
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb Kabobs were delicious and the Lamp Chops were tender and moist, very flavorful. Great Deserts also. Great food.!

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vipliveforfood
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A rare found in Nashville. No offend- we found it on Google map not through opentable. I went there just because of their Kenefe/Kenefeh. It was freshly made and was so delicous. Better than I had in middle east or Patterson NY. We were there for lunch. The appetizers sampler and Gyro were great. Will go back when we visit Nashville next time

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Not enough servers. Restaurant was incredibly busy. They need more wait staff to help things move along faster. Disappointed.

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MaryaliceK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant = good clean food!
We have been going here for 20+ years!

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EugeneW
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent.

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vipHannahS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Meat was tender and flavorful. Delicious Turkish coffee! Great service. Would dine with them again.

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GeorgeM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service and food excellent Dennis was excellent server

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vipTomsTaste
Nashville
90 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family dinner wonderful. The food and service were very nice.

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GeorgeM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great dinner. Dennis our waiter was excellent food was great

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Trent
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best overall restaurants in Nashville. I have eaten here at least 20 times and never had a bad meal. Highly recommended.

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Patrick
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines day Dinner. Great Turkish food..Great service...very attentive..helpful in choosing new cuisines. Nice table settings for a romantic meal...Great time.

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TNfinds
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a fabulous meal on a very busy Valentines evening.

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vipKTAL
New Orleans
61 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizer platter great
Eggplant salad fantastic
Salmon lacking seasoning and flavor
Kinda pricey for portion size for entrees
Overall good

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vs2019
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and great service. We will be back

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vipMarybethR
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Had a wonderful dinner with close friends.

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JohnB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!
Outstanding service!
Wonderful evening.

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Shellytn
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server-Zoda. Great personality and service. Food is so very tasty and was the perfect way to cap off this year. Not your typical meat and potatoes place (though they have those entrees.) Very quiet and easy for conversation in our party of 6. We love Anatolia and don’t mind the 30 minute drive from Franklin.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, hidden gem! Food is always excellent. Service is spot on. Social distancing maintained. Prices are great.

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vipNashvillian
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Holiday treat with delicious fare and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place for a quiet very good meal.
We have never been disappointed with the service, cleanliness, quantity or the quality of the food we enjoy. The desserts are impeccable.

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vipChris
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent, with authentic taste and atmosphere and very caring service.

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vipNash12
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav place in the city!

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Pinck
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anatolia is our favorite restaurant in Nashville. The staff is friendly and attentive. Their food is always delicious and fresh, made from scratch.

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GeorgeM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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BentonB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Find of the year for me. Dishes were simply amazing. I cannot wait to go back.

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vipNash12
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Nashville!

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Mike
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, meal and Turkish wine made our anniversary celebration wonderful.
The waiter even brought us baklava for dessert.
Outstanding establishment.

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vipdrhdhome
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Service wasn't that great. Our server wasn't the friendliest. Perhaps he was having a bad day, but his attitude was not welcoming.

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Pinck
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anatolia is our favorite restaurant. Food is fresh and always excellent. Staff is kind and friendly. We are fans of Anatolia.

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GreatMeal
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my daughter. Wanted to show her cuisine I grew up with in Ankara Turkey.

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You can order delivery directly from Anatolia Turkish Restaurant using the Order Online button. Anatolia Turkish Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Anatolia Turkish Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 356-1556.

Anatolia Turkish Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.