ANKARA

4.6
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724 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
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. Come join us this weekend for a special bottomless Mediterranean Brunch at Ankara Restaurant. Over 60 items! Just $29 for Adults. Half price kids Ages 10-16, under 10 years old eats free! Ankara Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant is an upscale-casual dining experience at the heart of Dupont Circle, Washington D.C.
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$29 BOTTOMLESS FOOD&DRINKS FOR EARLY DINERS

EARLY BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH $29! Come and try our famous all you can eat&drink bottomless brunch for $29. This deal is only valid for our diners seated before 11 AM. Not valid or combined with any other campaigns, coupons and gift cards.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 9, 2020

Ends: February 10, 2119

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-10:45AM
Sat 10:00AM-10:45AM

FREE BEER OR WINE!

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.
-Please claim your deal to your server when you seated.
-Valid only OpenTable reservations.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 19, 2019

Ends: November 20, 2118

Availability: Sun-Fri 2:00PM-5:00PM 8:00PM-9:00PM
Sat 8:00PM-9:00PM

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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 724 People Are Saying
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GR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed our dishes but they were on the smaller side. They brought out pita for the table and it was literally one piece of bread... for 4 people. Drinks were average. Our server had a hard time hearing our orders but did bring out the correct food and drink. Wouldn’t recommended it if you have a big appetite and wanna be stuffed.

AM
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found this restraint online with great reviews. My girlfriends and I loved all of our dishes. We had a variety of small plates and apps. The ambiance was fun and we had a great time.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my wife's and my all-time favorite restaurant. They always make us feel so welcomed, and are always very attentive, without ever being pushy or intrusive. AND the food is ALWAYS phenomenal... 100% of the time! 😁
Way more food than we can eat in one sitting, and they package the rest up very nicely for us to take home... which ends up making 2-3 more meals for the both of us!
Yum!
Love this place 😍

SW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from check in to check out was top notch. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We sat at the bar and Leslie and Bran took great care of us even though it was a busy night, I never felt like it was too hard to get help. Prices were very reasonable and the food was oh so Good. Definitely in my list of places to go back multiple times. Great selection.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a reservation for dinner on Valentine’s Day. We were completely blown away by the experience. Food was amazing and the service was impeccable. It was our first time at Ankara and we cannot wait to come back. Thank you for such a wonderful evening.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The unlimited tapas style of dining was great for Valentine's, but the included cocktail was a certain pass. Wine and dessert were on point though. Service was attentive, ambiance was good although the song choices were a little too mushy. Would done again and again.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very beautiful and very good environment! The servers was awesome with us. We enjoyed being there and tasting Turkish foods. The unlimited food and drinks are worth it! I want to try happy hours!

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Portions were very small. Kabob was overcooked and didn’t have much flavor. Also didn’t come with any bread or rice. Not very good value for price.

J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the most delicious Turkish food that we ever had. The dishes are delicious. The portions are generous and the prices are cheaper compare to Agora and other Turkish restaurant in the area. The host was fantastic and the service was fast. Our waiter, Bora, was polite, kind, fast and professional. When our desert came a few minutes late, not only they added some ice cream on the side, but also, they took them off from our bill. The printed receipt shows %20 off of our next visit for brunch.
I am a very good cook and I recommend this place to everyone that can cook and knows the value of taste and deliciousness. We will go back again for sure!

IR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It is loud and the service was extremely slow but it is a nice dining concept and a good price point / location

b
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit to Ankara and what an amazing deal on bottomless brunch! My friends and I enjoyed this so much. The food was so good and the bottomless mimosas were consistently refilled. Our waiter Jesus was so nice, checking in with us regularly and making suggestions off the menu. Our favorites were the wheat stew with pulled lamb (amazing!) and the musakka, although the pide was very good too. You get to try so many small plates for one price!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced and food is not great, though some of the servers are really Friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant to visit in the vicinity.
Foods came out as we asked and expected. Excellent service. We went there at 5:15 pm on Friday. It was not crowded. But we saw people coming in when we were done.

D
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is the first time I had returned to Ankara since the remodeling. The restaurant’s appearance is very nice, but the menu has changed somewhat. Gone are the yoghurtli Adana kabob and the Iskander kabob, although the basic Adana kabob remains. The cold and hot mezze selections are excellent and offer small portions of varying tastes. Our meal was all delicious, served in a timely fashion, and at the proper temperature..

The service by Sara was superb!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent luncheon sampler — choice of four small plates with beverage for $22 — delicious and not overwhelming. All at table must order it, however. Still, each person may make four different choices (except entrees).

EW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our experience at Ankara! Will absolutely be back for brunch and dinner again! Highly recommend.

VT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience during Restaurant Week 2020. We had dinner at Ankara on Jan. 18, 2020. Really bang for your buck, delicious food, and great service. The promo deal was fantastic, worthy of a trip to downtown D.C. from Maryland in icy weather! Unlimited desserts (baklava was super yummy), hot and cold mezze were all so good, flat breads were awesome.

t
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. Will definitely go back

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The kabab was burned and tested awful!

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience! Haven’t had that beautiful dishes for a while. Definitely recommended!

A
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and impeccable service. I would definitely recommend the bottomless dinner.

L
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, great wine, and a great deal!! Good for groups and celebrations!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great atmosphere, delicious food, and the service was incredible! We got the bottomless brunch and the floor manager and wait staff had such great suggestions for dishes to order - the food was brought out quickly, and they explained what everything was. It was overall a great introduction to Turkish cuisine for both myself and my friend - we will definitely be back!

TM
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent and the service was great!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Hostess was very sweet and kind. The food was overpriced and they have very small portions. The Beef kebabs were over cooked while the chicken kebabs were undercooked. The Baklava didn’t taste authentic at all, it tasted like a white washed version of it. With your food you don’t get any sides you have to pay superset for sides when the menu doesn’t even say a la carté.

MW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, fantastic food! Nice clean, warm atmosphere.

PL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Great for drinking - not for food.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time having brunch here with friends and just as great as the first! Fantastic wait staff and excellent, fresh prepared, food. Highly recommend giving it a try!

PP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and very knowledgeable of the menu.

AF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great. We will definitely come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE dinner - fantastic service, great food. A little slow because of New Year’s Eve crowd but they made up for it with AMAZING service.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Such a great place

c
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Gilled beef and eggplant was bland, with beef overcooked. Lamb chops were overpriced as it was more an appetizer size than entree amount, and the lamb was overcooked too. Only the moussaka was actually good. Service was slow and tables crowded together. No ambiance. Wouldn't return in future.

IR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This restaurant is not value for money. Sadly also, supposedly key dishes were very poor. The hummus was terribly ill-seasoned, pork chops were dry and tasteless, and the brownies were made like a week before (horrid!). We ordered the bottomless dinner and the waiter tended our table a lot in the first 30 min, but then not so much for the remainder of the 2 hour limit. They also bulked up the bread fr the table and starters that we did not order. Clever move, ensuring less drinks and food are brought to the table so as to restrict the "bottomless" option altogether. I had high hopes for this Turkish restaurant, but alas, did not deliver at all. Not worth the $189 bill!!!

ZF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and service

W
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED ANKARA! Fast and very good service, and really delicious food. Had the brunch all you can eat and really made use of it. Tried nearly everything on the menu. Love the atmosphere, though it can get loud when busy. Excellent spot for brunch or a nice date.

HA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the food and service. I went here for work and brought my family for Christmas Eve. They were impressed as well. Thank you for a great night! Thank our waiter Bora, you were so kind.

YB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, signature kebabs and flat breads, great vegetarian appetizers, and attentive service. Spacious and not noisy. My friend and I enjoyed its cozy atmosphere over lunch.

KZ
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the baked hummus and beef kabob. It was all excellent.