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Ankara, Turkey
+90 312 490 5001
11:00 - 10:00
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is the best restaurant I have ever been to,with regards to the seafood taste although its not located by seaside.The best tatsing seafood,for gourmet tasting.Tey always have something new and delicious.Their creativity is out of this world,the owner Mehmet Bey create a plate almost every week and each one is more dekicious than the other one.Unfortunaately I cannot advise... More 

Thank Yigit B
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I first went to Kalbur in 1999, while working in Ankara. An acquaintance/colleague, who had unconventionally chosen to live in a villa in Oran, conspiratorially told me of this "impossible-to-find" seafood restaurant at the foot of a Soviet-style residential tower block. Imagine how deflated he was when I told him that the partner of the DHM and I had already... More 

Thank Uwe G
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Ankara. It is below an apartment block in Oran and quite small, so make sure to make reservations before heading there. I suggest getting a whole bunch of different plates to go along with raki for your meal. You can pick what you would like to eat at the glass stand at... More 

2 Thank Gizem R
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Everything is delicious.Great Aegean sea food,that you can't find in any where else.Don't forget to eat the special desert after all great food.

1 Thank saadetakcan
Ankara, Turkey
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Best Turkish seafood restaurant. The owners are very professional and they add new dishes to the menu every year. There is an opportunity to try something new in all your visits.

Thank Aysegul D
McLean, VA
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We have to agree with most others writing about Kalbur -- what a delightful neighborhood restaurant, with wonderful cooking and attention to detail! But first you have to find it. The address (Oran Çarşısı C Blok No:23, Çankaya Merkez) only got us so far with the cab driver .. but he was determined, and asked directions from locals once we... More 

Thank DC-Foodee
Ankara, Turkey
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

If you like seafood, you must go to Kalbur. Different taste, Always fresh, No surprises. Keep in mind to reserve your table two days before you plan to go. Restaurant is closed on Mondays.

Thank Ahu D
Ankara, Turkey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Used to be an old favorite of ours... Used to have great food despite simple (not to say spritless) atmosphere. But both owners and waiters seem to be mislead by the overpopularity of the place: you do not feel welcome and are mistreated from the first till the last moment. You will be refused to be served if you go... More 

Thank basak y
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

If you like fish, and especially sea food based mezes (Turkish tapas) this is the place to go. We go there every time we come to Ankara, and we have never been disappointed.

Thank Bilsel74
Ankara, Turkey
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Kalbur is located at one of the hidden places in Ankara; if you are not a citizen or guided by someone local, it may be hard to find but definitely worth the effort you're gonna put in. The owner Mr.Mehmet and his wife is always there wellcoming the guests. The place is very small, with small tables very close to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ankara, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Ankara Province  >  Ankara
  • Phone Number: +90 312 490 5001

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?