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Ottoman Cuisine

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9 Broughton Street, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6273 6111
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been coming to Ottoman since it first opened and it rarely disappoints. We had stuffed eggplant (special) with minced meat, stuffed zucchini flowers, whiting (special) and the veal. Everything was delicious. Our wine was wonderful, so was the pide and dessert. Our waitress was excellent, although some other staff, who also served us, were less confident. One minus:... More 

Thank SylG050
Canberra, Australia
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been going to the Ottoman for quite some time. I often take a chance with a late lunch and didn't even bother to try and book as I was nearby. We were warmly welcomed, diplomatically settled away from a couple of large tables. Our view onto the wisteria covered entrance and pretty garden was very pleasant and even... More 

Thank MaryannM53
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190 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Canberra? Ottoman Cuisine Restaurant is a must! Definitely wish this place was in Brisbane, food, service, atmosphere was awesome. Bride had Dolma then the veal she was wrapped, beautiful delicate yet robust in flavour, for me I ordered the deep fried zucchini flowers and spatchcock for main. I had food envy after trying the brides Dolma but the flowers... More 

Thank dodgr1057
Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard so much about the Ottoman but our experience was completely underwhelming. Food average and overpriced. Staff adequate but ineffective service. Air-conditioning totally inadequate which made our dining experience very uncomfortable. The garden could do with a lot of help.

Thank 921lionel
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Relaxed atmosphere, spicy wonderful food, value for money. easy parking, friendly staff. What more could you want?

Thank pincus2016
Canberra, Australia
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a catch up dinner with work colleagues, was not my choice, and I am still amazed this establishment has been awarded a chef hat. This award is supposed to include the service which doesn't meet the standard by a country mile and never has in the three times I have been. I ordered lamb cutlets the meal comprising... More 

Thank 4happy_travellers
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend the dégustation - even without the matching wine it is worth trying. You won't go home hungry. I have been twice and both times the service has been wonderful. This time I was pregnant and the waiter was well trained in the potential dietary requests of a pregnant woman and asked all the right questions without passing judgement... More 

Thank Jessica L
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of Canberra's best. Have had many top meals at this restaurant. Features a wide selection of delicious dishes, beautifully prepared and served by professional staff in a vibrant tasteful setting. Highly recommended.

Thank lhaslem157
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us attended this delightful ambiance of a restaurant. Five stars for setting, service and devine flavours with each morsel presented. One friend decided she could not complete the lovely flow of food ordered and this was easily and pleasantly accommodated and meals reduced down to accommodate her needs and not interupt ours. Great fine dining.

Thank lexfran147
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food here is no better than many of the other Turkish places around Canberra, it is however triple the price. The staff are a bit arrogant as well. Mum loves this place, I find it very sub par

Thank Sambo H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Broughton Street, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6273 6111
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.

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