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#365 of 1,926 Turkish in Ankara
#610 of 3,307 Restaurants in Ankara


US$ 5 - US$ 55
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Zenger Pasa Konagi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5