We got a true experience of Ottoman palace during Ramadan, just as the daily fast was broken. The gilded and brightly lit eating hall situated behind the mosque is a true cultural experience. They offer traditional Turkish dishes but we opted for the grilled meat platter, a Turkish version of the South African braai, served with delicious flat breads and dips. As no alcohol is served it gave us an opportunity to try some traditional teas and drinks. A cultural experience.
Wow! What a place, what an experience! This was a new adventure for my family and we just love the food, the atmosphere and the staff. Walking out to the mosque all lit up in fluorescent and the sound of prayer rounded off a great evening feast. Will definitely be back!
We went to Ottoman Palace as a family of 4. Food was arriving one by one at an interval of 15-20 minutes apart. Terrible service, like a slow motion movie, while only other 2 tables were occupied. Food is nothing to write home about. It came cold, very small portions. I had lamb kebab for R90. Few pieces of meat came with 1 table spoon of rice and 2 super thin strips of bread. I am a size 6, 45kg lady, I left hungry.
From the picture, we expected opulence and grandeur and this is not what you get. I would class this as casual dining with an extremely limited menu, having said this, we opted for platters and this was delicious. Service is very slow with very limited drinks and no ice.
Went for dinner at this opulently furnished restaurant, with hand painted ceilings and gorgeous architecture! We particularly enjoyed the freshly baked bread, mezze platters and uniquely spiced lamb kebabs. Had a lovely evening being entertained by the owner and educated on Turkish food and culture! Watch this space - they are going to do big things! Although no alcohol is served at this venue, there are many traditional drinks to be tried and enjoyed - and Turkish coffee like you have not had before! The Mosque itself is open to the public, everyone is welcome, and is breathtaking! There are also shops around the restaurant, selling gifts, traditional fare, fabric and authentic Turkish goodies I have not found elsewhere in Jozi. Great for business functions!
What a refreshingly different restaurant. The food was amazing, the "HIndendberg" breads astonishing and the meat outstanding. The music is true Turkish and the hosts very friendly. We also had a tour of the mosque and the mosque gallery. I will highly recommend it for a dining experience with a bit extra.
Ottoman Palace is an upmarket Turkish restaurant housed in a Turkish mosque in Midrand. Diners will have a chance to tour the beautiful building and see the unique architecture. The menu focuses on Turkish foods with a wide selection to choose from.