ANKARA

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730 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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Complimentary special offers

$19 PRIX-FIXE LUNCH FOR OPENTABLE RESERVATIONS!

Any 4 items the menu and one fountain drink.

$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.

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.

What 730 People Are Saying
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MonicaN
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was awesome a very nice variety and a bang for your buck! The drinks were also awesome and they have a mimosa bar! The only thing I would critique is the noise level in this place as sound travels fast so if you're trying to have a more quiet setting, I do not recommend this. But if you're looking for a space for a big group of friends, this is the spot for you! Would come back again.

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vipSapnaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was a good experience. The food was good as was the wine. The service was a bit slow but our waiter was great. Monday’s are a good day to try wine m, and we’ll be back for unlimited dinner.

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localdiner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our group of 6 enjoyed a delicious meal and conversation. the appetizers, main courses and desserts were delicious. We shared the appetizers -- the spinach and cheese flat bread was excellent as were apricot dessert and the baklava. We will go back!!

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JohnathonS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. All you can eat and drink for only $39! 😋 🤤

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine!!! Will definitely be back!!

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Grad2Remember
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
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.

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AmyM
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
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 😍

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HoraceW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you want to experience a bit of Turkey then Ankara may just be what you are looking for. New renovations provide an open sunlit area or more cozy spaces in the second seating area. We enjoyed the brunch special that can be upgraded to bottomless. The food and delicious coffee is Turkish and served in a variety of small but appetizing bites. The server was knowledgeable of the cuisine and very patient in guiding us through menu selections that revealed bite by bite a most enjoyable Turkish culinary experience.

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SamuelW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 February 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!

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Sara
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 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.

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Jamila
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 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!

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vipIlanaR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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

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vipb2k1973
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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vipbalur
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 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.

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vipDelphi
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 7 February 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 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).

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vipElyseW
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ValT
Washington DC
4 reviews