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Ottoman Palace

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  • Location Corner of K101 and Le Roux Avenue, Allandale, Midrand
  • Phone Number 079 422 8168
  • Opening Hours

    Tuesday to Sunday 12.30pm-pm

Cost
R80 to R200
Ambience
Authentic culture, Classic elegance
Food
Turkish

Critic's Review

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.

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    After strolling through the gorgeous mosque next to the Ottoman Palace, we had dinner. The restaurant's decor is cold and more like a cafeteria .. could do a lot more. BUT the food!! We had some bread with 2 dips - unfortunately I didn't ask what it was. The one dip was yoghurty, the other one dark red, so it could have been eggplant-red bell pepper. But it was soo yummy. We were 4 people, so we order 4 platters with a bit of everything on it. Some chicken drumsticks, some chicken kebabs, swish kebabs, minute steak, riblets, flat meatballs, bulgar wheat on the bottom, grilled jalapenos, tomatoes, lettuce and flatbread with a topping. The chicken was unbelievable soft! It was like butter!!!!! Utterly delicious! The rest of the platter was really good and delicious, nicely flavoured. Dessert was Baklava (yummy), rice pudding (good), some other pudding and then - the highlight, dessert with cheese, Kunefe. It's baked in the oven, so it took a while. But it was utterly delightful!!!!!!!! You have to order this!!!!!! We all had cherry juice and I had Turkish coffee. The bill was R850 for 4 people, a total bargain. Really a must visit!
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    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!

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    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.

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    I been have calling the Ottoman Palace restaurant for a week, no answer. I would like to make a booking, but would like to chat before. Are they open yet?

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    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.

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Halaal friendly
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Vegetarian

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