Anatolia Turkish Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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FalonB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Highly recommend their ravioli dish (unique and delicious) and their Anatolian Eggplant (traditional and delicious).

JB
JoeB
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Excellent Turkish beer. Good selection of disks. Roast lamb I had was excellent. Also lamb kebab also excellent

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Carlin
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet place, relaxed, lovely experience

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vipOpheliaP
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our orders -- sea bass, salmon, and lamb -- were especially delicious Sunday night. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
96 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This place got good reviews, so we took some business guests here. The food was good. Everyone that had the lamb chops said they were great. The service was not so great!

Looked like only 3 people working - they didn't communicate well with each other and we waited a long time for drinks and food. It may have been a "off" night for them?

All in all, decent experience, but not great.

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vipOpheliaP
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant change to be in a restaurant with both delicious food AND a quiet ambience. Anatolia is a wonderful place for lunch and conversation with friends.

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CandiP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy the food here. It's one of the few places you can get well prepared lamb.

JB
JohnB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best Valentine’s celebration.
Outstanding food and outstanding service.
Superb ambience, the staff are professional, polite and courteous.
It was an evening to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious - the best we have had in Nashville! Miro was an excellent, nice and attentive waiter. We arrived right on time for our reservations and were a little put off when we were told we’d have to wait, but within two minutes we were seated and ended up having a wonderful evening. Will definitely be coming here again, my new favorite restaurant

NK
vipNKRK
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anatolia is our favorite restaurant in Nashville. The service, authenticity and most importantly THE FOOD are phenomenal. The Turkish wine is incredible and really well priced for a bottle. We ALWAYS get the Turkish ravioli - it’s so good. And the desserts won’t disappoint. A true Nashville treasure.

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CHARLENEH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

would always recommend this wonderful restaurant. One of the few places in town where no music is played while dining, and dinner companions can actually converse. The food is always superior, the best lamb and the best hummus in all of Nashville with attentive and friendly waiters. You are always greeted as an old friend, so to speak, and it is most pleasant. A perennial favorite for Nashvillians.

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ColDon
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good experience at Anatolia.

LT
vipLoveToEatOut
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for a Sunday dinner and had a delightful meal. It is hard to stop eating the bread, but I am glad I saved room for the entree which was delicious! The server was attentive and friendly. This is a wonderful place to have a quiet and delicious dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time at Anatolia. The service is always friendly and excellent. They always remember me.
The food was great as well.
Thank you for the consistently good service. Always a pleasure to dine at Anatolia.

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ellen
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been a customer of Anatolia's a long time and have never been disappointed.
Their menu has an excellent variety of foods, their service is excellent (we had Greg
who was very enjoyable and efficient).

It is rare in Nashville to find a restaurant without TV's or loud music. We love the
ambiance, service and very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food
Great and friendly service
Looking forward to the next visit in two weeks

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vip4gfood
Nashville
89 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat. Food is outstanding. Service better. All in a relaxed atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great food experience with very good service.
A true mediterranean meal.

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vipOriginal
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks. Could not have been better.

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Archi
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding salmon!! My favorite restaurant for salmon!!
The soup, salad, and rice were superb!
The others in our party had similar experiences.
Our server was great, took care of us and made excellent recommendations !
We love eating at Anatolia's!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was exquisite. Service, exceptional.
If you haven’t yet been to Anatolia, you must! You’ll leave planning your return visit to this wonderful restaurant. Thanks Greg for making our dining experience truly remarkable.

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vipOpheliaP
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anatolia is the perfect place for a quiet lunch to catch up with friends.

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vipDWoods
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the staff go above and beyond.

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vipPublisher
Nashville
40 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service and friendly wait staff. Great food, nicely served. Excellent experience.

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WayneD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to share a tasty meal. So many options. Friendly attentive service.

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vipTenncamp
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Christmas Day 2019 and I and companion were looking for low key holiday dining experience and Anatolia did not disappoint. I have lived in Nashville for 12 years (12 South / Music Row) and have considered trying Anatolia on several occasions but usually end up going where my friends choose or default to somewhere familiar and close to home in my neighborhood of 12South. Anatolia was an outstanding experience and my only regret is waiting so long to dine here.

Their menu (what I sampled) was perfectly prepared with only the professional and attentive service that Murat provided (hope I have his name right) as a rival to their authentic and delicious cuisine. While I did not order any adult beverages, I was impressed with the selection of wine I saw on hand after a quick scan of their wine list having seen one of my top two favorite Pinot Noir’s visible on wall near my table in the dining room.

I will return soon and cannot wait to further explore their menu and recommend that fellow Nashville residents to give the restaurant a try and thank those who are regulars for their patronage and honest reviews that enticed me to dine at Anatolia!

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vipFamdine
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful Christmas Eve dinner with family. The staff is like family there too. Absolutely the best lamb chops in Nashville. Vegetarian stew, soups and salads yummy. And, of course, the Turkish wine is a great compliment.

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vip4gfood
Nashville
89 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there with a party of 9. Not every restaurant can handle the challenge. Was a wonderful experience. Food is always great but service was even better. It is great to have such an outstanding dinning experience in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall was very good. Will go back.

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vipm45f
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently outstanding food and service. We have never been disappointed.

DW
vipDonW
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at this lovely restaurant. Nice variety of fish and Turkish dishes to chose from served in a civilized manner.

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DeeD
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anatolia is an excellent restaurant with exceptional food. It has the feel of a "neighborhood restaurant" although the food is not Southern! As a customer since it opened, I look forward to dining there today as much, or more, than ever. I have friends from New Orleans, and elsewhere, who can't wait to dine there each time they visit, saying the lamb shops are the best they've had anywhere!

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Oklahoma
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice wine list, good service and nice ambiance. A very pleasant experience!

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vipTweetmom
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their lamb is delicious. The server was great. There were many big parties but service was attentive. This is one of the few restaurants that you can have a conversation and hear. No blaring music to talk over. Great value for the price. Everything is very fresh.

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Sundayafternoondiners
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Mediterranean food, this was our first time trying a Turkish restaurant. We started with the sampler appetizer because we couldn’t decide between the stuffed grape leaves and hummus. Both were delicious, the hummus was outstanding. For entrees, we ordered spinach stuffed chicken and stuffed ravioli pasta. Everything was fresh and delicious, meal matched perfectly with a glass of Chardonnay. We made room for kunefe and Turkish coffee. So glad we did. Our waiter was attentive and prompt, did not feel rushed. Highly recommended

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davidg
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Anatolia. Food was excellent, service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal and superb service at Anatolia.

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Pinck
Charleston
1 review