Anatolia Turkish Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 48 White Bridge Rd

    Nashville, TN 37205

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  • 615-356-1556

About Anatolia Turkish Restaurant

Hours
Monday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM Saturday From 10:00 AM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
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Classy place! I love it here and will be back for more! My friends recommended this and I was not disappointed. I will bring my family here.

3
★★★★★

Classy place! I love it here and will be back for more! My friends recommended this and I was not disappointed. I will bring my family here.

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I'm Azeri and my husband Iranian.

I and my husband was searching for some cuisine of our taste and we found Anatolia.

Thank you a lot guys, indeed!

Everything was perfect!

3
★★★★★

I'm Azeri and my husband Iranian.

I and my husband was searching for some cuisine of our taste and we found Anatolia.

Thank you a lot guys, indeed!

Everything was perfect!

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Try the whole chicken. I'm a big eater and I got two meals out of it.the drinks have a nice kick to them.but you'll get used to it. They have a very comfortable atmosphere here so I find it to be a great place to socialize.

4
★★★★☆

Try the whole chicken. I'm a big eater and I got two meals out of it.the drinks have a nice kick to them.but you'll get used to it. They have a very comfortable atmosphere here so I find it to be a great place to socialize.

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All I can say is WOW. We went last night and I was thoroughly impressed with everything! Dining room was full, but we were seated right away. Our waiter couldn't have been more nice and friendly- he had a geniune smile on his face for the entire meal service. We ordered a bit of everything- appetizer, soup, salad, and split the mixed grill entree, wine, and finishing off with some baklava and Turkish coffee-- everything tasted wonderful. Service was not slow at all- it was perfect. Our first courses and their yummy bread were served quickly (thank goodness- we were starved) and then the rest of the meal was served at a leisurely pace- but not too slow. There is nothing more frustrating then either being served too quickly (if I wanted "fast" food, I wouldn't have gotten out of my car), or too slowly---this was neither---it was great.

I moved from Houston about a year ago, which had a thriving Middle Eastern/Mediterranean/Turkish culture, and I adored the restaurants. Since I moved here, I've found decent ones, but nothing that really compares or that I would like to take friends and Family....until now.

I will be back to Anatolia often, and will bring people there any chance I get!! YUM...

2
★★★★★

All I can say is WOW. We went last night and I was thoroughly impressed with everything! Dining room was full, but we were seated right away. Our waiter couldn't have been more nice and friendly- he had a geniune smile on his face for the entire meal service. We ordered a bit of everything- appetizer, soup, salad, and split the mixed grill entree, wine, and finishing off with some baklava and Turkish coffee-- everything tasted wonderful. Service was not slow at all- it was perfect. Our first courses and their yummy bread were served quickly (thank goodness- we were starved) and then the rest of the meal was served at a leisurely pace- but not too slow. There is nothing more frustrating then either being served too quickly (if I wanted "fast" food, I wouldn't have gotten out of my car), or too slowly---this was neither---it was great.

I moved from Houston about a year ago, which had a thriving Middle Eastern/Mediterranean/Turkish culture, and I adored the restaurants. Since I moved here, I've found decent ones, but nothing that really compares or that I would like to take friends and Family....until now.

I will be back to Anatolia often, and will bring people there any chance I get!! YUM...

Pros: Food, Food, Food, Service, Service, Service

Cons: nothing I can think of

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I rarely give any restaurant a 5 star rating. I dine out so much in my travels that it is hard to find a "good 'restaurant that I would frequent, especially in my home town. Anatolia is not only authentic in its food but also in its atmosphere. Anyone who has enjoyed a full meal with a Turkish family or in a Turkish restaurant knows that time is not important when it comes to good food. I have seen some negative comments in these reviews about the service and I would like to respond by saying that this is not an in and out restaurant. Come in and order an appetizer and some hot tea (they refill it for free so enjoy as much as you like) and relax. Also, the food is all prepared from scratch, so it will take awhile as some of these dishes are complicated. I actually overheard one customer complaining how long one of the deserts took to arrive when it clearly states on the menu to order it in advance as it takes 20-30 min to cook it. This is a restaurant you come to enjoy your food and your dinner mate. Another positive quality of this restaurant is there wide range of food. Even the most timid and picky eaters can ease into this genre of food with recognizable and familiar food choices. The staff will never rush you and has always been attentive to an empty tea glass or finished dish to be cleared. Parking is never a problem. Finally, I would like to recommend the Iskander Kabob as a main dish. I have yet to find anyone out of the dozens of friends I have taken here who did not swoon over this simple yet amazing dish. Try this restaurant once and you will be hooked.

2
★★★★★

I rarely give any restaurant a 5 star rating. I dine out so much in my travels that it is hard to find a "good 'restaurant that I would frequent, especially in my home town. Anatolia is not only authentic in its food but also in its atmosphere. Anyone who has enjoyed a full meal with a Turkish family or in a Turkish restaurant knows that time is not important when it comes to good food. I have seen some negative comments in these reviews about the service and I would like to respond by saying that this is not an in and out restaurant. Come in and order an appetizer and some hot tea (they refill it for free so enjoy as much as you like) and relax. Also, the food is all prepared from scratch, so it will take awhile as some of these dishes are complicated. I actually overheard one customer complaining how long one of the deserts took to arrive when it clearly states on the menu to order it in advance as it takes 20-30 min to cook it. This is a restaurant you come to enjoy your food and your dinner mate. Another positive quality of this restaurant is there wide range of food. Even the most timid and picky eaters can ease into this genre of food with recognizable and familiar food choices. The staff will never rush you and has always been attentive to an empty tea glass or finished dish to be cleared. Parking is never a problem. Finally, I would like to recommend the Iskander Kabob as a main dish. I have yet to find anyone out of the dozens of friends I have taken here who did not swoon over this simple yet amazing dish. Try this restaurant once and you will be hooked.

Pros: Amazing Food, Great Wait Staff, Relaxing Atmosphere, Good Variety

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We first learned about Anatolia from our children. I think our son-in-law, who works downtown for HCA, was taken there for lunch. He took our daughter and both they highly recommended it. Since we live south of Franklin in Williamson County, we tend to only go there when we're up in the Nashville area for some other reason and can stop by Anatolia in the evening. However, the food is so good that it's worth the fuel and time if you want a really great meal, great service and quiet atmosphere. We love Genie's Persian Palace, which is much closer to us, but the atmosphere at Anatolia is more formal, if a formal, romantic evening is what you're looking for.

2
★★★★★

We first learned about Anatolia from our children. I think our son-in-law, who works downtown for HCA, was taken there for lunch. He took our daughter and both they highly recommended it. Since we live south of Franklin in Williamson County, we tend to only go there when we're up in the Nashville area for some other reason and can stop by Anatolia in the evening. However, the food is so good that it's worth the fuel and time if you want a really great meal, great service and quiet atmosphere. We love Genie's Persian Palace, which is much closer to us, but the atmosphere at Anatolia is more formal, if a formal, romantic evening is what you're looking for.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

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Merhaba! I spent a couple of months in Turkey, and I must say, this was like a trip down memory lane! I had the kofte, and it tasted like home. The service was very good, and once the host and the waiter learned I had been to Turkey, to their hometown even, they were very excited! I highly recommend visiting this cozy little place, and be sure to have some Elma Chai while you're there! (By the way, it's EASY to find...this is coming from someone who routinely gets lost in her home town ;)

2
★★★★★

Merhaba! I spent a couple of months in Turkey, and I must say, this was like a trip down memory lane! I had the kofte, and it tasted like home. The service was very good, and once the host and the waiter learned I had been to Turkey, to their hometown even, they were very excited! I highly recommend visiting this cozy little place, and be sure to have some Elma Chai while you're there! (By the way, it's EASY to find...this is coming from someone who routinely gets lost in her home town ;)

Pros: Friendly staff, great food

Cons: Few waiters

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You need to look for this place, hidden near the Target on White Bridge. The app sampler is the best - hummus, stuffed grape leaves, and fried phylo with cheese. YUMMY!!! The hummus and stuffed grape leaves are so awesome. The mixed grill entree is a good choice to sample a little of everything. The service is attentive and very friendly. You can take your own wine.

2
★★★★★

You need to look for this place, hidden near the Target on White Bridge. The app sampler is the best - hummus, stuffed grape leaves, and fried phylo with cheese. YUMMY!!! The hummus and stuffed grape leaves are so awesome. The mixed grill entree is a good choice to sample a little of everything. The service is attentive and very friendly. You can take your own wine.

Pros: Excellent food, good value

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ok, this restaurant is located in old Lion Head strip. It's a very small restaurant with great everything! Food is great, Waiters are all friendly and knowledgeable. i highly recommend this place to people who enjoy eating in a quiet atomsphere. if you haven't tried this place yet, have a go.

2
★★★★★

ok, this restaurant is located in old Lion Head strip. It's a very small restaurant with great everything! Food is great, Waiters are all friendly and knowledgeable. i highly recommend this place to people who enjoy eating in a quiet atomsphere. if you haven't tried this place yet, have a go.

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Of all the meals I ate when visiting Nashville, this was by far the best! Me and 6 of my friends went and all ordered different things. No one was dissappointed with their meal. They are a little slow, but I think that is part of the atmosphere. Don't go there if you are in a rush! It was well worth the wait though. I had the roasted chicken and it just melted in my mouth! I was so impressed with the place, I even tried lamb, which I vowed not to do. It was great also. I've been home less than a week and I'm already craving the food. I will definately be going back.

2
★★★★★

Of all the meals I ate when visiting Nashville, this was by far the best! Me and 6 of my friends went and all ordered different things. No one was dissappointed with their meal. They are a little slow, but I think that is part of the atmosphere. Don't go there if you are in a rush! It was well worth the wait though. I had the roasted chicken and it just melted in my mouth! I was so impressed with the place, I even tried lamb, which I vowed not to do. It was great also. I've been home less than a week and I'm already craving the food. I will definately be going back.

Pros: Amazing Food, Great Value, Atmosphere

Cons: A Little Slow

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I go to this restaurant all of the time! The staff is friendly, patient, and eager to please. The atmosphere is relaxing and I find myself with the freedom to take my time, not feeling rushed to free up the table. The food is ALWAYS good, and I have yet to find something there that I don't like. They have a great mix of meat selections, vegitarian entrees, heavy and light meals. I highly recommend the rose hip tea for something to sip on while you are there, and if you are going for the first time, start with the Anatolia sampler platter. It gives you a good introduction to the food.

2
★★★★★

I go to this restaurant all of the time! The staff is friendly, patient, and eager to please. The atmosphere is relaxing and I find myself with the freedom to take my time, not feeling rushed to free up the table. The food is ALWAYS good, and I have yet to find something there that I don't like. They have a great mix of meat selections, vegitarian entrees, heavy and light meals. I highly recommend the rose hip tea for something to sip on while you are there, and if you are going for the first time, start with the Anatolia sampler platter. It gives you a good introduction to the food.

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Highly recommended! We had a huge party and the service was amazing. The food was great just about the entire party ordered lamb, which is a great choice. We chose the restaurant for the event because a chef friend endorsed it and we're glad we heeded his advice. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and satisfied, truly one of the best all around.

2
★★★★★

Highly recommended! We had a huge party and the service was amazing. The food was great just about the entire party ordered lamb, which is a great choice. We chose the restaurant for the event because a chef friend endorsed it and we're glad we heeded his advice. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and satisfied, truly one of the best all around.

Pros: everything

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I have had many Middle Eastern cuisines, but this was my first experience with Turkish cuisine. The flavors were so well balanced and delicious! Our server made us feel so welcome and appreciative of our patronage - what a welcome delight in this day of so, so service. Make sure you order their special dessert, it was divine.

2
★★★★★

I have had many Middle Eastern cuisines, but this was my first experience with Turkish cuisine. The flavors were so well balanced and delicious! Our server made us feel so welcome and appreciative of our patronage - what a welcome delight in this day of so, so service. Make sure you order their special dessert, it was divine.

Pros: Food, Service, Full Bar

Cons: Ambiance is ok, Turkish Coffee was ok

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What a great restaurant! I have traveled to Turkey several times and Anatolia is the first US based restaurant that made me feel like I was dining in Turkey.

The menu is very extensive and boasts several rare, but popular Turkish dishes. It was so pleasing that the service was as fantastic as the cuisine.

2
★★★★★

What a great restaurant! I have traveled to Turkey several times and Anatolia is the first US based restaurant that made me feel like I was dining in Turkey.

The menu is very extensive and boasts several rare, but popular Turkish dishes. It was so pleasing that the service was as fantastic as the cuisine.

Pros: Service, Food

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Great ambience. My husband had the Iskender and I tried the meat platter. Everything was delicious, and the service was very good. Portions were generous, and everything was priced well for the value. They have real very fresh tasting meat, not the processed blends you typically get with Middle Eastern food. You should definitely need to try the kunefe dessert. It's exceptional!

2
★★★★★

Great ambience. My husband had the Iskender and I tried the meat platter. Everything was delicious, and the service was very good. Portions were generous, and everything was priced well for the value. They have real very fresh tasting meat, not the processed blends you typically get with Middle Eastern food. You should definitely need to try the kunefe dessert. It's exceptional!

Pros: great value, lots of parking, friendly servers

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I really, really love Anatolia! The atmosphere is welcoming, the food is excellent, and the prices very affordable. The stuffed grape leaves are momorable.

2
★★★★★

I really, really love Anatolia! The atmosphere is welcoming, the food is excellent, and the prices very affordable. The stuffed grape leaves are momorable.

Pros: grape leaves, stuffed eggplant, hummus

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We really enjoyed the food. The grilled entrees were great - we enjoyed lamb chops and two eggplant dishes - all three adults in my party tasted each and truly enjoyed them all. These main dishes were excellent with fresh flavors. The food is not highly spiced, but has a touch of some wonderful Turkish flavors. (We also had two children who loved the skewered chicken and beef children's plates with fries). In addition, we had the grape leaves and cheese fillos with rose petal jam- they were delicious - I highly recommend both of these appetizers. We tried two soups - white bean and creamy onion, good and unusual flavors. Well priced and wonderfully new, we recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good, fresh food!

2
★★★★★

We really enjoyed the food. The grilled entrees were great - we enjoyed lamb chops and two eggplant dishes - all three adults in my party tasted each and truly enjoyed them all. These main dishes were excellent with fresh flavors. The food is not highly spiced, but has a touch of some wonderful Turkish flavors. (We also had two children who loved the skewered chicken and beef children's plates with fries). In addition, we had the grape leaves and cheese fillos with rose petal jam- they were delicious - I highly recommend both of these appetizers. We tried two soups - white bean and creamy onion, good and unusual flavors. Well priced and wonderfully new, we recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good, fresh food!

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Well, after having a pretty rough experience here the first time, I decided to try it again, and boy what an improvement. I was met with a friendly face at the door, seated promptly and service was great again. I got a different dish and the food was wonderful. Everything came out much smoother. I guess everyone has a bad night, so this just proves you should always give second chances. Sorry about my first review!

2
★★★★☆

Well, after having a pretty rough experience here the first time, I decided to try it again, and boy what an improvement. I was met with a friendly face at the door, seated promptly and service was great again. I got a different dish and the food was wonderful. Everything came out much smoother. I guess everyone has a bad night, so this just proves you should always give second chances. Sorry about my first review!

Pros: great service, atmosphere

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I went with a few friends to Anatolia on a Friday night. It only took us about 20 minutes to be seated, but we waited for our food for well over an hour. The waiter was friendly and apologetic enough, but it seemed that this new restaurant was still working out a few kinks in their system. As for the food: I had the Iskender, which was delicious. My friends were only mildly positive about their dishes. Prices were quite reasonable.

2
★★★★☆

I went with a few friends to Anatolia on a Friday night. It only took us about 20 minutes to be seated, but we waited for our food for well over an hour. The waiter was friendly and apologetic enough, but it seemed that this new restaurant was still working out a few kinks in their system. As for the food: I had the Iskender, which was delicious. My friends were only mildly positive about their dishes. Prices were quite reasonable.

Pros: Decent value, good food, friendly service

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I have been to Anatolia 3 times. I am in love with it. Great prices, polite and fast waitstaff, warm atmosphere! Excellent stuffed grape leaves! Yummy desserts! (If nothing else you must have their turkish coffee and a dessert!)
This has become a favorite for me in less than two months.

2
★★★★★

I have been to Anatolia 3 times. I am in love with it. Great prices, polite and fast waitstaff, warm atmosphere! Excellent stuffed grape leaves! Yummy desserts! (If nothing else you must have their turkish coffee and a dessert!)
This has become a favorite for me in less than two months.

Pros: friendly staff, great value, delicious!

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We were on our way to Benkay, went here instead, and are now "regulars"! The baklava is the best I have ever had. The onion soup is delicious and the rose petal dipping sauce served with the cheese appetizers is wonderfully exotic! The servers are extremely friendly and so helpful. All the food is freshly prepared so relax and have another cup of delicious Turkish tea or coffee...or better yet...Turkish wine! yum!

2
★★★★★

We were on our way to Benkay, went here instead, and are now "regulars"! The baklava is the best I have ever had. The onion soup is delicious and the rose petal dipping sauce served with the cheese appetizers is wonderfully exotic! The servers are extremely friendly and so helpful. All the food is freshly prepared so relax and have another cup of delicious Turkish tea or coffee...or better yet...Turkish wine! yum!

Pros: baklava, soup, friendly staff

Cons: none!

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I stubled across this place while getting a haircut, have gone back 3 times since. The food is good, not increibly memorable for an "ethnic" place but high quality. The service is EXCELLENT, and I always feel like I am in a much more expensive place. Everything has been good, nothing bad, but only occasionally great. It's worth checking out if you like trying new places but not a MUST SEE.

2
★★★★☆

I stubled across this place while getting a haircut, have gone back 3 times since. The food is good, not increibly memorable for an "ethnic" place but high quality. The service is EXCELLENT, and I always feel like I am in a much more expensive place. Everything has been good, nothing bad, but only occasionally great. It's worth checking out if you like trying new places but not a MUST SEE.

Pros: service, ambiance

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My boyfriend and I went based on Kay West's article in the Scene. Boy, did we ever experience a different restaurant. The food was tasteless. It actually pains me to say so because the owner was so kind and personable. Did we order the wrong things? Perhaps. Just make sure you're not counting on the best meal ever if you jump into this fire...

1
★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went based on Kay West's article in the Scene. Boy, did we ever experience a different restaurant. The food was tasteless. It actually pains me to say so because the owner was so kind and personable. Did we order the wrong things? Perhaps. Just make sure you're not counting on the best meal ever if you jump into this fire...

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This is a great place to dine and relax. The small quiet enviroment,excellent and attentive staff, and wonderful food puts this restaurant at the top of my list. Not sure what to order? Don't worry Alli will tell you what is the best pick of the day. Enjoy some tea, wine, or any of their excellent deserts. This dinning experience needs not to be rushed so expect to take your time and munch on some excellent pita bread and imported Turkish olive oil. Anatolia has definitly made me feel like a friend when I come in so try it out!

2
★★★★★

This is a great place to dine and relax. The small quiet enviroment,excellent and attentive staff, and wonderful food puts this restaurant at the top of my list. Not sure what to order? Don't worry Alli will tell you what is the best pick of the day. Enjoy some tea, wine, or any of their excellent deserts. This dinning experience needs not to be rushed so expect to take your time and munch on some excellent pita bread and imported Turkish olive oil. Anatolia has definitly made me feel like a friend when I come in so try it out!

Pros: Excellent Service, Great Food, Quiet Dinning

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This place offers better Mediterranean food than Mediterranean Cuisine (which I used to think was pretty good). I don't care for the hummus, but the stuffed grape leaves are good (and I don't even like stuffed grape leaves), and so is the feta-in-phyllo-dough appetizer. The kofta is pretty darn rare in the middle (though they'll cook it further if you're squeamish) and pretty gristly to boot, so I wouldn't recommend that, though the rice pilaf that comes with it is great. The Turkish ravioli dish is rich and unique. The sour cherry juice is another unusual treat, and the chilled rice pudding was thick and homemade, and one portion served two generously. In fact, that's true of the food generally--order one appetizer and one entree to share between two, and you'll have plenty of food! The wait staff are attentive. Overall, this place is a real treat.

2
★★★★★

This place offers better Mediterranean food than Mediterranean Cuisine (which I used to think was pretty good). I don't care for the hummus, but the stuffed grape leaves are good (and I don't even like stuffed grape leaves), and so is the feta-in-phyllo-dough appetizer. The kofta is pretty darn rare in the middle (though they'll cook it further if you're squeamish) and pretty gristly to boot, so I wouldn't recommend that, though the rice pilaf that comes with it is great. The Turkish ravioli dish is rich and unique. The sour cherry juice is another unusual treat, and the chilled rice pudding was thick and homemade, and one portion served two generously. In fact, that's true of the food generally--order one appetizer and one entree to share between two, and you'll have plenty of food! The wait staff are attentive. Overall, this place is a real treat.

Pros: truly unique food, plenty of parking, attentive wait staff

Cons: avoid the kofta

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Excellent as always.

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★★★☆☆

Excellent as always.

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