Anatolia Turkish Restaurant

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506 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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OP
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DW
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
Nashville
38 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

WD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 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!

F
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on 24 December 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.

4
Nashville
85 reviews
Dined on 23 December 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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall was very good. Will go back.

m
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

DW
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 16 December 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.

DD
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 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!

O
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on 29 November 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.

S
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 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

d
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal and superb service at Anatolia.

P
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant. Food is always fresh and delicious. Wait staff is excellent and attentive. We always take out of town guests here for dinner, and we gather at Anatolia with friends before classical concerts. Be sure to try their grilled lamb chops and their vegetarian sampler. It's always quiet and peaceful which is so difficult to find in today's franctic world made more frantic by loud music played in most restaurants. This relaxing atmosphere enhances the enjoyment of Anatolia's excellent food and promotes good conversation with those at your table.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good!

F
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anatolia is my favorite restaurant in Nashville for family and friends and for business too. The food is delightful. The service is impeccable. The ambiance is lovely, and I deeply appreciate that fellow diners and I can hear each other talk. I recommend it most highly.

f
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great lamb chops and pilaf . Would appreciate a bigger serving of the grilled vegetables, which needed more cooking time

BS
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and everyone so friendly.

JG
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Lovely restaurant and one enjoyed by all present.
Food was really, really good

D
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always good and our service was very good

J
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable evening with excellent food and service.

OT
Nashville
56 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always good. very consistent. Anatolia has become one of my favorite Nashville restaurants.

S
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual - service top notch - one of our go-to places- do pot disappoint

FS
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & the service is constantly fantastic.

F
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love that we can have good food and enjoy our evening visiting with good friends. A plus is the delicious Turkish wine!

OP
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience and a wonderful meal. Anatolia is a perfect place for lunch or dinner with friends.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Appreciate being able to hear and have a conversation.

a
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my go to places and great for people visiting Nashville

DH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops are to die for. Great service! Nice ambience.........................................

CW
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant gets 5 stars for excellent food always, table cloths and is quiet so a conversation can be carried on at table.

W
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly waiter, good food, nice experience. Only setback. my food was not hot, just warm. But it still tasted great.

OP
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner as always and our server was wonderful, too.

DC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six friends, lots of discussion, questions answered by server and wonderful food!

n
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a splendid meal on a Saturday night. The bread was delicious, the chicken succulent and the kofta flavorful and tender. We will definitely return.

B
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is always a treat to eat at Anatolia, I was reminded that it has a real family feel and feels like I'm in Melbourne, Australia which is a great restaurant city.

t
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

excellent food, perfect service and friendly environment. I had shrimps with rice and veggies and I have to say they were very good..

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and tasty. Staff very attentive when need. Very enjoyable experience