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Ala Turka

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121 Irene Village Mall | Plot 711 Sterkfontein Avenue, Doornkloof East , Irene, Pretoria 0157, South Africa
+27 11 203 4044
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09:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 23:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lavish decor will take your breath away. Professional polite staff to scrub and massage tired bodies into total relaxation mode. The most bling bling hammam steam room this side of town (or anywhere) awakens all the senses. Enjoy a free jacuzzi session in the sun and finish off with some bubbly and authentic turkish food. Portions are very generous... More 

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Thank LvN001
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We got much more that what we bargained for. The setting and ambience is really nice. The staff is friendly, food delicious and portion sizes is very accomodating. Thank you for a lovely evening. Just drive carefully as the national road leading there is in bad condition.

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Thank Francois S
Cape Town
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169 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My dear friend celebrated his 65th birthday at this venue. What an evening. The staff's attention to detail and their wish for you to have a pleasant evening made our trip special. From the welcome at the entrance to the service at the table, the experience was top class. Great Hospitality!. The pre set menu was tasty and fresh. The... More 

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Thank Jaqui D
Pretoria, South Africa
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited this establishment for Valentines day, the cost was R650-00 per person, so the total came to R1430 which included the 10% tip. So with this price in mind we were expecting a lot. Reception on arrival was good, although for a upmarket place the parking area paving is treacherous for ladies in high heels. We were met with... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We returned to Ala Turka after our fist visit 4 years ago. This time it was not as great. Decor is still very nice, it does create a Turkish atmosphere and ambiance. Colors are deep red, orange, maroon with bits of gold and bling. Belly dancers were good and entertaining. Notice that their cost is included in your bill as... More 

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Thank Madniek
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Booked this place for our family new year get together which was our first in 17 years as we travelled from overseas. Setting was gorgeous. The girl serving us was attentive. The starter arrived. It was a few dipping sauces with one small flat bread each. It tasted nice enough but we were paying R450 per person so would have... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Booked for new years eve for a family night. First impressions was good. And we were all excited. But this was short lived. As the food was so terrible. It was so salty that it was inedible. All 4 mains were sent back untouched. Then came deserts a sloppy mesh of sweet sticky goo. This was also sent back untouched.... More 

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1 Thank paulchater2
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a quiet evening with friends here. Eventhough it is slow season in Gauteng, they did not compromise on quality or service. The ambiance transported us back to Istanbul and I dare say the quality of the food rivals that in Turkey. Prices are steep but in line with restaurants in this class. 10% service fee is added to your... More 

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Thank larkanw
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to Ala Turka once before and it was amazing. The food was good, great entertainment. Great to smoke hubbly and sit on cushions, was really an awesome "Turkish" experience. However, I decided to take two of my close friends for dinner last night and was so shocked at the service we received. After being seated we ordered... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth B
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

What a mess. Pathetic service, food - total disaster. Staff not trained. Booking was messed up despite making it two month before the evening. It started badly and ended worse. One beer order took longer than 30 min and only arrived after asking twice - and when it arrived it was warm. Mains did not arrive together. One starter arrived... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Turkish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Irene Village Mall | Plot 711 Sterkfontein Avenue, Doornkloof East , Irene, Pretoria 0157, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 11 203 4044

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