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“Great Food and Ambience”
Review of Ottoman Cuisine

Ottoman Cuisine
Ranked #13 of 1,505 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Chef & owner Serif Kaya has been wooing diners at Ottoman Cuisine with his much awarded Turkish food since 1992. Modern day Turkish food is a result of the vast Ottoman Empire, spanning over three continents, with access to many markets & cultures. The menu at the Ottoman Cuisine consists of classic Turkish dishes that have withstood the test of time. There are also the dishes that Serif has created; inspired by his culinary heritage & his new home. The specials of the day bring you the best of the seasonal produce. In the Ottoman tradition, we recommend sharing your dishes in order for you to experience the fantastic range of flavours on offer. Please ask your waiter if you would like to try a tasting menu.
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We went to Ottoman for dinner. The environment is romantic and quite which is suitable for couple who wants to have a quite dinner. The waiters are pretty new but very professional. We shared a Entree which the dip platter and it is amazing. Main was good for value and very delicious. Dessert is the highlight! Turkish Delight is amazing......

It is a must try if you are in Canberra.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

My wife and I went to The Ottoman restaurant on our recent visit to Canberra. At first they had to turn us away because they were booked out but I called later and made a later reservation which they accommodate us. We ordered the dinner banquet and it was AWESOME!! We literally ROLLED out of the restaurant. Great flavoursome dishes and we had a great night. The service was awesome and the food just a good. My favourite dish was the skewered Chicken.

I don't know why ANYONE would rate this place any lower than a 5 stars.

I highly recommend this place

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2  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Ottoman has been one of Canberra’s favourite eating houses for many years and the diner can see why. We had not eaten at Ottoman for a long time and were glad we returned. The restaurant was busy and proved that you don't have to run a 'new' restaurant to pull crowd. Doing things well counts!
Located in the Parliamentary precinct in Barton, this pavilion on one level with delightful water features and an ambient dining room offers guests something sublime. Furnishings are comfortable and modern. The restaurant bustles but nothing intrudes.
The menu is full of time tested Ottoman delights presented nicely and dishes are ample portions. All of them seem well prepared and full of fine produce and interesting flavours, as well as being fine examples of Turkish cuisine. Everything on the menu has character and is attractive. We shared two entrees and two mains to cover many bases.
The wine list is comprehensive and provides for all tastes and budgets. When we travel, we like to try the local wines and we were delighted with a Sauvignon Blanc from Clonakilla and a Sangiovese from Collector. Both excellent examples of the wine type. More Canberra wines could be added to the list.
Service was attentive and friendly but on the inexperienced side for a restaurant of this standing.
All in all, we had a pleasant meal and would have no hesitation in returning when the occasion warrants it.

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2  Thank Barratt
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Ottoman has been a Canberra Institution for decades and has traditional been named by food writers as one of the town best. Obviously the writer werefoprm the parliamentary press gallery after a big after noon in the non member bar as this place is tired and very 80s safe in it food and wine list. We ate at the Ottoman and found the experience rather underwhelming. The service and waiting staff was good although we could have done without the vision of the waitress' tattooed bum every time she poured a drink at the adjoining table. We chose the Degustation Menu at @110 per head for 4 courses and four accompanying wines. The servings were both small and unspectacular, lacking any real spicing or seasoning and veal main that was just plain dull. Desert lacked imagination with the highlight of the meal being a stuffed Zucchini flower which is hardly setting the gastronomic world on fire. If this is one of Canberra better places to eat then we have a problem Huston. From our experience it would not rate in the top 30 in town other that in the hip pocket. Classic all plate, no content.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Put simply - the food totally delivered to our high expectations, delicious starters and a great crispy duck main. The wine list is one of the best - very extensive range and extremely fair pricing. Attentiveness and friendliness of service was good.
Our only criticism was that having ordered two bottles of wine (clearly we were not there for a quick meal) and asked the staff for slow service, the dishes came out in rapid fire fashion, albeit one at a time, such that a little over an hour after being seated we were faced with a dessert list. Next time I'll know better and stagger the ordering then wait to order the mains because clearly the kitchen staff cannot follow instructions.

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1  Thank Riddoch88
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