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#277 of 1,988 Turkish in Ankara
#466 of 3,366 Restaurants in Ankara
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0.1 km from Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place is located in the historical corner of Ankara at the foot of the Citadel. It is a fascinating place offering home made pittas with delicious toppings. If you wish to take a trip to the past, you cannot find a better place than...Zenger Paşa Konağı.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Dishonest owner. Just interested in money from tourists rather than long term customers. Got charged huge amount for a salad Very small portions and got charged huge amount. Pretty much a tourist trap. Do yourself a favour and go somewhere.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place is very expensive, in fact the most expensive so far in our 1 week trip around turkey, the dishes are quite small however they were fresh and tasty, they charge for bread which I've never seen before and after saying we don't want...any drinks they started pouring water and charged for it too. None of the waiters speak English but worst of all they took the payment for the bill and assumed the change was a tip, when they tried to kick us out I had to ask for the change and then he stared at me and said something in Turkish, I could tell he was not happy at all and thought I was being cheap.. the point is that you should never just round up a bill and assume it's a tip, this is unforgivable behavior... the view is nice and the owner speaks ok English and is helpful and friendly. but overall it's little wonder it's 3 1/2 stars and rated number 1000 of restaurants in Ankara....Save your money and go somewhere where people have manners for half the price.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

Another great old house of Ankara Castle that was well renovated and serve some nice food along with drinks enjoyed with a great view of the city.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Our first dinner in Zenger Pasa Konagi was on a Saturday night, and the atmosphere was very joyful with musicians, people singing, etc. Food is good, especially the meze and the lamb dishes. The ground floor of the restaurant looks more like an antique shop...and you have to go upstairs to find the dining room. Part of the house is like a museum : the old kitchen is very impressive. Beware : on weekdays, the atmosphere is very different and very quiet, but the food is the same.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

We stopped by with a large group for a summer lunch and were treated very well. The selection of appetizers was extensive, and they were all delicious. We then ordered several spinach gozleme and shared them. The view from the terrace was marvelous and the...service was very attentive.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Many people suggested this restaurant however it does not worth to spend a lot of money and time. Nothing was special. Dishes were poor and small. We took our guest to there and felt embrassed. It would be better to go an ordinary one..

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

The place is located inside the Citadel village. You just have to look for a signage to locate it well. You can't say that it's a restaurant as you enter the ground floor. It's more of a small museum of old Turkish artifacts. When you...go up to the stairs, which is actually somehow hidden though, and go to the first floor, you can see a lady making bread. By the way, the bread really tastes good! The restaurant proper is located at the top floor with a 360 breathtaking view of Ankara. You can also see the castle from there. The dishes were okay. It is very Turkish. The food preparation was also very traditional. We also got the chance to talk to the restaurant owner and he was really nice! He also told us that the restaurant used to be a residential property for almost 400 years. I recommend my fellow tourists to go there and try their dishes.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

Having read a recommendation about this restaurant on a Lonely Planet website, and considering it was in the vicinity of the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations which was my primary goal, I decided to have an evening meal at Zenger. Right in the middle of what...you called the 'old town', near the citadel, it offers a very traditional, if not old-school, Anatolian feel and an amazing view. This alone is worth a visit. Not the food though. Out of a fresh tomato/cucumber/onion salad, Turkish bread, Ayran and a veal steak for the main course, the salad was the absolute winner. Everything else was just OK, and the veal, well, disappointed. Having tasted absolutely supreme Turkish meat just last night (don't know where though, somebody took me), this steak, although well served, was pretty tasteless and rather chewy. Perhaps I should have chosen something on the Specialities list, but considering the list also included lasagne and spaghetti bolognese, next to what seemed much more Turkish, it probably wouldn't matter anyway. So, to sum up, go for the view, and the entry which is actually partly a museum (with some traditional artefacts), but not so much for the food. Service was fine.More

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Nice old wooden ottoman house, in the old city of Ankara. Nice traditional atmosphere, the clientele seems all local. Service is good. It is a pity that ghe food is soewhat average.

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Reviewed 20 December 2014

We ate an early dinner here and liked the food and the view over Ankara at sunset from our corner table. The restaurant is located in the Citadel on the third floor of what appears to be a centuries-old building. It is necessary to walk...up three flights of old, narrow stairs to reach the rustic dining room, which would likely be a problem for those with mobility issues. Though the staff speaks little English, everyone was friendly and willing to work with us to ensure that we had an enjoyable meal. My husband and I ordered a variety of items to share.These included eggplant with yogurt, baba ganoush, bazlama (village style flatbread). and chicken sis. All had a homemade quality and were quite tasty. A Turkish couple sitting nearby ordered a restaurant specialty, a meat dish cooked over an alcohol flame at their table. It was quite the production and smelled heavenly. We now have that on our "must try" list. If you are visiting the Citadel, this would be a nice place to stop for a meal.More

Date of visit: December 2014
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

-good Ankara view -near Anatolian Civilizations Museum and Koc Museum -there is a huge toy train setup at the entrance. -foods are over expectations

Date of visit: June 2014
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The area around the citidel, inside the gates, has become pretty touristy and gentrified. Had we known the area was so gentrified I don’t think we would have gone up there for lunch. But we were there and finding the Zenger Pasa Konagi was easy...enough. The interior was as others note, similiar to a museum and interesting to browse which you can do uninterrupted. Were it not for the staff on each floor we would have never found all of the stairways to the third floor. We had a corner table with a good view. The food was okay, nothing special nor nothing bad. Just okay. Service was fine. More enjoyable was strolling through the Turkish bazaar while walking down the hill to Ataturk Bulvari! Lots of families out doing their shopping (and not a tourist store in sight!).More

Date of visit: May 2014
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

I guess if you visit Ankara for the first time, Ulus is a good stop to see old anatolian style and old city center. This place has a good view of the city in the breakfast room. The breakfast is typical turkish one and the...variety is good. The atmosphere is authentic and peaceful. The staff is welcoming and one especially if you are a foreigner, you must see and have breakfast there.More

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

I have been there on several occasions with friends, during my business trips to Ankara. The restaurant is located on the Ulus hill, in an old house, probably built centuries ago. As you enter it, you feel like entering a museum, as there are exhibited...numerous old artifacts, including mannequins dressed in old costumes. The restaurant is at the upper floor, which offers an excellent view over the city of Ankara and offers a traditional and international cuisine. As a general suggestion, better try the traditional, as chef(s) seems less used with cooking the international courses. Waiters are generally speaking English at a reasonable level and are providing a fair level of service. Which by the way, could be improved. In the evening, they play live traditional music. Prices are not modest, but not over the top either. In general it seems to be very popular, as often you need a reservation for making sure you get a table in the evenings, especially if you go there with a group of say 6 - 10 persons. All in all, it is a place that I recommend and for a foreigner visiting Ankara, I think this is definitely a place not to miss.More

Date of visit: March 2014
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  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5