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ANKARA

4.5
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776 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 newly renovated beloved Turkish & Mediterranean restaurant conveniently located in Dupont Circle. A selection of hot and cold mezze dishes, fresh pide from our wood burning brick oven, 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 interiordining room and bar, ANKARA features a large outdoor dining patio where guests can enjoy our full menu. The breezy patio is the perfect spot to enjoy our Bottomless Brunch or Bottomless dinner. We also offer incredible options for Private Events & Catering. So please come back to enjoy yourself again and revel in some of the finest cuisine & cocktails DC has to offer! ANKARA is a cashless restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

$29 BOTTOMLESS FOOD&DRINKS FOR BRUNCH LOVERS ON WEEKDAYS

Dine in

$29.00 per order

Starting Jun 4, 2020·Mon-Fri 11:00-15:00

WEEKDAY 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 3 PM Weekdays. Not valid or combined with any other campaigns, coupons and gift cards.

Offers

$29 BOTTOMLESS FOOD&DRINKS FOR EARLY DINERS

Starting Feb 9, 2020·Sun 10:00-10:45, Sat 10:00-10:45

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!

Starting Nov 19, 2019·Sun-Fri 14:00-17:00 20:00-21:00, Sat 20:00-21:00

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 776 People Are Saying
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GreatMeal
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and I wanted to experience this restaurant because we used to live in Ankara Turkey. We only missed the bread the Chef made the day before. Very disappointed we missed that baked bread that was not like no other.
Overall, we had a very good time during our visit.

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Ellevarner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The wait staff were very polite and we never asked for a refill. The food does not come out as described. The meatballs are a weird texture; similar to prepackaged frozen meat balls. The food was also under seasoned. The baklava was ok...a bit soggy. I liked the cheese plate. I would not want to eat there again....I left starving.

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vipAreej
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of my favorites! Whenever I’m in dc I have to visit them. The food is always on point and the service is quick and efficient! Must try if you like middle eastern food

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vipKathy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

They advertised on OpenTable for a $29 bottomless brunch special for reservations before 11am, however the waitress did not honor this even though we were there at 10am. It was fine, we just paid the $39 regular brunch price, but she also charged me extra for an ice tea ($3) that should have been included in the brunch price. She also would not let me get an ice tea before I finished my champagne. I understand if it was two alcoholic drinks I was asking for, but I have never heard of this policy for an non-alcoholic drink. On top of that, the table behind us had no problem getting a mimosa and ice tea at the same time. Food was fine but service left much to be desired. Overall, it was not worth the extra $13 I was charged. Might have been fine for $29 but not worth a 45% up-charge ($42).

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DianaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful DC brunch experience! Love the bottomless options

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aprilc
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch. Overall dining experience was good.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Jenay and Asli for your fantastic service every time we go!

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Ankara with my friend and were 6 people. We had all you can eat Brunch menu. I was really surprised that we can select almost everything from menu by paying really small amount. Strongly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth visiting from where we were staying in Baltimore. Good vegan choices, service was amazing, food came out Promptly. Great choices I recommend the $29 bottomless all you can eat meals. I'd definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting DuPont Circle for a few days. It was good that this restaurant was listed on Open Table made it easy to determine that it had outside dining. The all you can eat special is worth it because you literally can try about almost everything on the menu. Food and service was exceptional! The food was seasoned well and delicious. This is a perfect place to meet with a friend or two.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ankara has some of the best outdoor seating for a NW DC restaurant. They also have wonderful staff and are family-run. Excellent food at great prices as well. A frequent visit for us

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vipDianeP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was amazing. Try it all. Drinks are great and service is top notch. Love going here

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Visitor
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

The food quality is good but the servings are small while the entree prices are inflated.

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SL2013
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The cocktails were delicious and there was plenty of outdoor seating!

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vipWonderful
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ankara never disappoints. The food is great, the staff is wonderful and the brunch value can't be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for the Sunday bottomless brunch, to food and service were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant

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vipCarlos
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambience in the terrace, great food and attentive service. Very recommendable

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vipPaulaG
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting menu included drinks!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall, the dishes were delicious and the service very efficient

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LorenzoB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food; felt a little rushed. Had just started on appetizer when man course arrived. Asked waiter to take back to stay warm until we finished appetizer. They obliged no problem. Would recommend and will go back.

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PaparazziPrincess
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting DuPont Circle for a few days. It was good that this restaurant was listed on Open Table made it easy to determine that it had outside dining. The all you can eat special is worth it because you literally can try about almost everything on the menu. The price listed on Yelp had a lower price but it ok the food and service was exceptional! The food was seasoned well and delicious. This is a perfect place to meet with a friend or two.

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KalCo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

After going to Ankara the first time, my boyfriend and I were disappointed with the few dishes we tried. But on June 17th, we decided to give Ankara another chance. This time we tried more dishes and they were great! I recommend the sausage pide, the salmon, and the meatballs. My boyfriend and I were very happy that we gave Ankara a second chance! We had an excellent waiter as well, his name is Hamoon!

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vipdavidw
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a little harder to judge restaurants since they have re-opened for dine in dining even thought it is outdoors only and menus are limited.Most diners are just happy to be out to dinner again! We ate out on the patio...service was good and our server very pleasant.
Food was great...only comment is for me the meat dishes..lamb chops and kebab were a little overcooked.Otherwise it was very delicious food.

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Troy
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the wake of just opening up from the COVID-19 Shutdown, they brought on their best. Food was excellent and service outstanding. Would highly recommend.

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JoshH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, made sure we were all socially distant

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vipCJBoy
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed this restaurant thoroughly. We came for the unlimited bottomless brunch and sat on the patio due to the phased dining restrictions in place with the pandemic. Safety was utmost with the team from the way they wiped down surfaces, wore masks, and had us spaced for social distance. Didn’t catch the floor manager’s name, but she was very attentive and friendly to every table, mad great suggestions, and was always on top of things—I love when a server or manager knows that you need a refill without you having to request. The food portions were just right and tapas style; very filling. The house made hummus is SOOOOOOO good, we had several rounds. I will definitely be returning.

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vipDianeP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was so good. I have never had Turkish food and I loved everything. Patio was lovely and the hostess was so friendly. You must try it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We did all you can eat. Lentil soup a little weak. Sounach Pite and Sausage Pite great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend for the brunch option!!

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JayC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ankara provides fantastic food and wonderful service!

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vipsacooperdc
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So glad to have them back. Taking the precautions seriously. Well be back.

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AditiB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely for a quarantine birthday - and remarkable food! The restaurant truly complies with:
a) distancing
b) Covid-specific hygiene

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Mine
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! I’m new to the area and needed a good home cooked meal since my grandmother isn’t here to make me her famous Adana kebab lol. So happy I came across this place. Service was great! Waiter was super attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend to anyone in the mood to try something new and I’ll definitely be back!

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JayeY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Leslie the server/bar manager was amazing and made the evening so great. The food was delicious and totally priced appropriately.

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vipKellyC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great birthday dinner at Ankara! I had grilled halloumi with pesto, delicious! And also the turmeric hummus, which was really unique and I loved the turmeric touch. They brought out a brownie with Happy Birthday written on it for dessert. It was a great time!

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KalCo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately we were disappointed with the food. The staff was friendly and the ambiance was great, but the food was a let down and mediocre.

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vipAmyR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on patio during Phase 1 covid opening. service excellent. Tables appropriately distanced, staff wearing masks, they were cleaning everything regularly and between customers. And most importantly a the food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Turkish food in DC! I visit here frequently for a go to hangout spot. Staff is absolutely spectacular with suburb service & hospitality. Very reasonable pricing! Loved the bottomless brunch & dinner! 10/10

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vipDavidInDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always - such a pleasure to dine there for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant, Great service, Hamoon made my night

FAQs

ANKARA does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. ANKARA also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 293-6301.

ANKARA is rated 4.5 stars by 776 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.