The Grand Old Dames of Cape Town - Anatoli Turkish Restaurant - Part 3

October 26, 2017

In the words of the owner, Tayfun Aras: ”There is no better reflection of a culture than through its food. There's an innate, relaxed, & open way that people in Cape Town communicate, travel, and eat.”

Located in a 120-year-old former coach house, Anatoli has been serving up delicious and authentic Turkish cuisine for the past decade and a half. 

The Mezze’s and Kebab’s are as good as you’re going to get, but the Lahana Dolmasi is something else! Cabbage leaves stuffed with rice, lamb mince, pine nuts and herbs, then baked in the oven with a fresh tomato sauce with dill and served with garlic yoghurt and shepherd salad. It’s outstanding! 

With an interior that’s tastefully old-world and the appearance of a belly dancer with exotic music, you’re reminded that you are having a cultural experience as well as a meal.

The flavours are all there, vibrant and amazing, in a menu that’s thoughtfully put together with great options for vegetarians too! 10/10 will go back.




Tel: +27 21 419 2501

Location: 92 Napier Street, De Waterkant