ANKARA

4.5
594 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Ankara is an upscale-casual Turkish & Mediterranean restaurant conveniently located in Dupont Circle close to Metro, shopping and nightlife. A selection of hot and cold meze dishes, fresh pide from our wood burning stove, and tempting array of entrees are served up in a beautiful setting mixing the best of old and new world style. In addition to the spacious interior dining room and bar, Ankara features a large outdoor dining patio where guests can enjoy our full menu. Lunch offered Monday through Friday. Bottomless Brunch(including all drinks) on weekends for $37.90 per person. Mondays, we also offer half-priced bottles of wine.
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COMPLIMENTARY BEER OR WINE FOR ENTIRE TABLE!

Description
Come join us for special dining experience with free one glass of drinks to entire table.
TERMS:
-Drinks are: Draft tap beers, house wines and fountain drinks.
-This offer excludes happy hours and brunch tables.
-Cannot be combined with any other campaigns or offers.
-Each guest must order at least one entree, grill, flatbread.
-Valid only OpenTable reservations.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 25, 2019

Ends: April 26, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 2:00PM-6:00PM

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Sun 10:00AM - 10:45AM 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Tue - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM
Sat 10:00AM - 10:45AM 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:30PM

What 594 People Are Saying
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PL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and drinks, a ton of unique cocktails and dishes that my group loved! Service could have been better, but overall was a good dining experience! Would recommend.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

amazing service and food was soooo good! i can’t wait to go back!

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B
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with the family and a friend. Our waitress was helpful with picking from all over the menu to share. It was busy and the noise level was high. We still enjoyed it ... listen to the suggestions. The semolina dessert was like nothing I’ve ever had before. I highly recommend.

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1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the BEST bottomless brunch. The food was incredible. Everything we ate was fresh and clearly just made. The service was spectacular. There was never a time in which our drinks weren't completely filled and our food orders were being delivered at a steady pace.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Hamoon was such a great server! He definitely went above and beyond to take care of us. We had the best time!

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L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The lady who served us was really friendly. The food was tasty. The price couldn't be beaten in Dupont Circle.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server, Bora, was excellent, all dishes he recommended including the wine selection was on the spot.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing...baked hummus, the lentil soup, the salads and the baked veggies. The only thing I had a problem with was the price of the drinks we ordered. The rest just an unexpected good experience. I’ll try to be back!!

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SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hamoon and another waiter were great!! Gave us complimentary tea and coffee(:

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YY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was great. We did the all you can eat and all you can drink. Our glasses were never empty, service is great. The food is amazingly delicious! Special thanks to Jenay, the manager and our server Hamoon!

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GH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with the service of our server Ali! The food is wonderful!

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hamon was our server, he was FANTASTIC. Will absolutely go back. Food was good, drinks were great, service was the best. Absolutely recommend for a bottomless brunch.

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P
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very decent spot for a casual lunch or dinner. Flavors were quite authentic and my salmon was prepared very well. They have a fried Hummus appetizer there with sausage and mozzarella that’s really delish and FILLING. The service was quite good! Very attentive and friendly staff.

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f
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience + environment! Will return.

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c
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chocolate dessert was addictively good. We enjoyed the sampler appetizer. The meatballs with mushrooms were everyone’s favorite small dish. The mousaka was a very close second!

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B
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience there was superb all around - food, ambiance, service was excellent from the moment we entered the restaurant until we were out the door. Kabobs were delicious, wine was superb (and 1/2 price) salads were large, desert supreme. And our waiter Ali was exceptional. Nice place to spend a leisurely meal if you like.

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Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here to celebrate my friend’s birthday. It was our first time at this restaurant and it won’t be our last. Our server Ali was nice and made good suggestions. The food was very good with good sized portions. Standouts were: the falafel- the best I’ve ever had; crispy & light and the kofte- flavorful and juicy! They even gave her a complimentary dessert which was so delicious & nice! Sorry not all pics shown because we forgot to take since it was so yummy!

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first time here. Our waiter Ali was friendly and attentive. The food awesome - especially the stuffed zuchini. Portions were big.

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TA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

There were three in our party. All the appetizers and entrees were excellent except mine. I hit the mahi mahi wrapper in phyllo dough. The fish was over cooked and tough.

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MG
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I believe that food matches the price. Nothing special and/or noticeable. Service is good.

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AO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good value for the food. Service was slow with us not getting some of the dishes we ordered. We did have a large group though.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Mediterranean food and very attentive staff to make for a great experience.

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our table of six sat for over 15 min before the waiter came to our table. It was frustratingly slow.

I cannot assess the rest of the evening because while we were waiting for our drinks to arrive, the restaurant was inundated with people fleeing what they thought was gunshots at the pride parade. That obviously created delays in everything that evening, and stress for the staff.

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AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful staff, they were great on drink refills and making sure we had plenty of food. Would definitely go back.

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The first time we went here we loved it and recommended it to friends. The second time we went they were having major issues with their ceiling leaking. It was basically dripping into the kitchen area (which we could see) and looked like it was about to cave in. Not only was it an eyesore, but it looked to me like a potential health hazard. The waitstaff was friendly, but the manager seemed less-than-concerned about the leak. I will not be going back.

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h
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good, but skip the desserts. Service was a bit slow and inattentive, given that the restaurant was not particularly busy. Pretty good place for a business lunch.

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m
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

ANKARA is a nice space with a great outdoor space, having said that the food and service are below par. Service was slow and disjointed, my food was cold and over cooked.

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S
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The hummus was so bland, pita was too “doughy”. The chickpeas with falafel tasted right out of the can. Enjoyed and paid for the outdoor seating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You should definitely try! Really enjoyed the food and service at Ankara. We had the "ANKARA Experience". Plates were small but very filing. If you are gluten free or vegan, options are easily presented on the menu. The pumpkin dessert was AMAZING!!!. All staff was attentive and helpful.

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JB
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a beautiful evening so we sat outside and enjoyed the people-watching. As for the food, "lahmacun" was excellent with a thin crust and perfectly seasoned. "Mücver" was also good, though a bit too fried. What was disappointing was the "Iskender Kebap." Although the waiter explained that it was their version and not at all like the usual one, the ribbons of beef even with the sauces and "pide" chunks just did not hit the spot. However, I would go back to try other items.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and drinks were on point. Definitely going back!
Definitely good size portions.

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ZR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at ANKARA was wonderful. We sat outside and enjoyed cold mezze, hot mezze, and 2 different kebab dishes. The wine list has a number of great options and of course, we enjoyed the Turkish Raki. Each member of the staff was courteous and professional; they all focused on ensuring we enjoyed the experience as well as the food throughout our evening. What started out as a nice dinner turned into a wonderful, multi-hour experience. Thank you for welcoming us to the ANKARA family; we look forward to returning!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Although food was decent, portions were very small for the price point. Service was poor. We asked for a menu to order a second appetizer after our meals because we were still hungry after our entrees, and were handed the check instead. Had to go down the street to a different place to order more food. Don't go here.

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Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food - nice outdoor patio .. decor a little awkward .. great service !!

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Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Mahi mahi in baclava was terribly dry and burnt . They recovered nicely by offering us a free dish to substitute. Great friendly service.

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RF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The server was amazing!

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CE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Fast service! Nice outdoor seating option!

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LO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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NS
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The meze vegetarian sampler was delicious, and service is great.

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PH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Their full bottomless brunch is amazing!

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