Anatolia Kemang - Jakarta

A few days ago, I was invited to this authentic Turkish restaurant, Anatolia, located at Jalan Kemang Raya No. 110A, Jakarta Selatan by Makanluar and Nomi Inc. for a private lunch.
Honestly said, I have hardly ever tried Turkish cuisines before, moreover authentic ones, so I am actually pretty intrigued to try this one out. Anatolia has been around the area since 1999, and still here as one of the restaurants managed by Nomi Inc.

One of the things that caught my attention was these lights as they were hang in the middle of the room and look so pretty! The whole place was also surrounded by various Turkish artifacts and decorations like vases, carpets, etc.

The pretty lights hanging down from the ceiling.

Anatolia is cleverly curated and lets you feel the essence and authenticity of Middle East. The overall ambience of this place is covered in the color red and blue, the lighting of the place is also pretty dim. It feels as if you're inside a cave. Here are several shots that I took of the interior:

The waiting area.
The dining area; with tall chairs and tables.
The bar area; with low tables and sofas.
The restaurant is divided into 2 main areas, which are the dining area and the bar area. The dining area provides tables and chairs which are tall enough for you to have a comfortable seating when having your foods. While the bar area provides low leveled tables with sofas, which is more suitable for people who came here to enjoy some drinks, shishas, or just to hang out with some friends.
AND NOW FOR THE FOODS! GLORIOUS FOODS!

Foods

As Anatolia is a Turkish restaurant, it serves authentic Turkish dishes. (duh!)
First up is the Anatolia Mezze Plate, Borek (baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo) served along with 3 choices of dips; Hummus, Babaganoush, and Bibier Salatasi. As the bread themselves are very big, this dish is perfect for sharing. There are 2 types of pastries available, the plain one and another one with sesame seeds on top. The dips looked spicy at first as they exude vibrant red colors and also chillies incorporated inside, but once I have tried 'em out, turns out they are not spicy at all! In fact, they taste really refreshing. This is perfect as I can't handle spicy foods that well.
Anatolia Mezze Plate (Borek; Hummus, Babaganoush, Bibier Salatasi) - IDR 225k

Next up, is the Adana Kebab Chicken. Now this is new to me, the kebab that I normally know is the one which has been wrapped up nicely for us to eat. So how exactly do you eat this? (Sorry, I'm new to Turkish cuisines!) Turns out you rip out a part of the bread, take a chunk of the chicken meat, then wrap the chicken meat along with the vegetables inside the bread by yourself, and VOILA!
As this was my first time trying this out, I had some problems while wrapping it up and ended up having spilled some of the fillings on my plate. Oopsie!

Adana Kebab Chicken - IDR100k

Now, this is my personal favorite, all hail the Lamb Shank w/ Cous - Cous! This is the dish that captured my attention the most out of everything that was served during the whole day. The meat of the lamb was so tender and juicy, and the flavor fits my taste buds so much.
Lamb Shank w/ Cous Cous - IDR 240k

Last but not least, the Bademli Balik. Pan Fried Fish, served along with almonds and tomatoes, which adds up to a fancy texture, both crunchy and soft. The fish was seasoned pretty well, but I thought that it was a bit salty then when you eat it as it is, but when you combine it with some plain rice. It fits just right in. The portion served was also quite generous.

Bademli Balik - IDR 165k

Everything that we had here was very enjoyable. Especially when this is my first Turkish cuisine experience, I sure have learnt a lot about Turkish cuisines. 
I'm so glad that I get to try this place out! It is definitely recommended for those of you who likes Turkish dishes!

Anatolia
Jalan Kemang Raya No. 110A
Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta 12730
(021) 7194658

Opening Hours:

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

6:00 – 10:30 pm


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