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Selim Amca'nin Sofra Salonu

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Ali Emiri Caddesi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Switzerland
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138 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Anybody who visits Diyarbakir...must eat slow cooked ribs at this restaurant... It is very famous the Eastern Turkey dish that you must eat...

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Thank Özlem C
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

We went there for dinner and took the recommendation for the menu. The staff were very friendly and fast. The food very tasty and rich. Prices very reasonable. Location is on a busy Main Street, but you could always sit inside, too. Definitely well worth a visit.

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Thank Thomas S
kusadasi
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Was in this restaurant with my friends 3 weeks ago wasn't busy and service was very good we had a nice mix salad and traditional food called icli kofte from on the house wich is very kind and best lamb I had in my life and very clean place recommended everybody..

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Chicago
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138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

My meal started with an excellent soup - but a small portion. It was accompanied by a standard salad and the usual yogurt with pulses. The bread was not fresh. My main was lamb with rice - again nothing special. Service was efficient and English was spoken. No alcohol is served. The interior of the restaurant is reasonably smart -... More 

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England
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

If you like lamb - and wonderful rice, this is a pace.. Perfect taste and comfortable clean restaurant with some class.

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Thank Transpires
England
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

I liked the freshness and the unique taste of the food. Most food not suitable for vegetarians.

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Thank Transpires
london
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209 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Traditional kurdish food, adapted to Western taste, reasonably price,highly recommended. Try the special dish Kaburga!,

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Thank erolys
Moscow, Russia
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187 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2011

This restaurant has a strong reputation in Turkey for the best kaburga dolma (stuffed lamb ribs). Its origin is in Diyarbakir but they also have a branch in Istanbul. When I lived in Istanbul I was invited several times to eat there to enjoy this special dish. Once in Diyarbakir, we did not have any doubt where to eat dinner... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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542 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 989 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2011

Surprisingly, there aren't too many decent restaurants in this big city. Kaburgaci Selim Amca is one of the few ones. It does not have anything special other than its special local dishes, mainly "kaburga dolması". The meals are too heavy for those who are not used to those tastes but it still worths a try. The place is extremely cheap.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2010

This restaurant is very well known for its karburga dolmasi - so good that the formula has been replicated in its branches in Istanbul & Mardin and copied by other restaurants in South East Turkey. For your 25TL you get a lentil soup, steamed icli kofte and the kaburga dolma; rice is steamed within the ribcage of a lamb, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ali Emiri Caddesi, Diyarbakir, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Diyarbakir Province  >  Diyarbakir

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