Dear diners, please be aware that tables will only be held for 15 minutes after your reservation time. Please also note that Ottoman Kebab & Grill is no longer a Halal restaurant.
There is literally nothing about the Ottoman Kebab & Grill that looks like a kebab shop. In place of plastic-topped tables and disposable cutlery, the Ottoman Kebab & Grill is a wood-panelled, proper-cutlery-touting café space which looks much more like a Michelin-starred chef’s side project than it looks to be a place to tuck into a greasy, meaty sandwich. As such, the food at this Kent Ridge restaurant is anything but typical. Find some of the best Turkish dishes anywhere in Singapore here on Science Park Drive in Savourworld.
Fans of Zaffron Kitchen, Prata Wala and , Zaffron Banana Leaf should be pleased with the news that the team have done it again with Ottoman Kebab & Grill in Kent Ridge at Science Park Drive’s Savourworld. Specialising in Turkey’s rich culinary heritage you can expect dishes like borek, pide with lots of toppings, shakshuka, babaganoush, falafel and, of course, the mighty doner kebab, without bowing to the stereotypes of Turkish cuisine as a late-night takeaway staple, Ottoman is singlehandedly transforming the reputation of Turkish food in Singapore.
Turkish cuisine has long been a neglected niche cuisine despite its important status as a crossroads between Central Asian and European culinary cultures – and, at the very least it is rarely given the upmarket treatment it deserves. However, at Ottoman Kebab & Grill in Savourworld on Science Park Drive this is changing. Join the team for Turkish food served right, tuck into generous, filling Turkish casseroles, cooked for hours in the traditional tandir or go for a lighter bite of meaty chunks in pita bread, or opt for a vegetarian dish, typically based around chickpeas or roasted aubergines. For something a little out of the ordinary, try their warm and buttery Kunefe, a signature dessert which is rarely found in Singapore. The food comes plated beautifully and the attentive waiting staff are on hand to help the uninitiated make the most of this Singapore restaurant’s short menu. Want to go on an exciting journey at Ottoman Kebab & Grill? Book ahead to experience the rich and exotic representation of Turkish cuisine in Kent Ridge!
I think this place was great! The food was good, and served rather quickly. If you're there in the evening, it's not crowded at all so it's good for having gatherings to catch up and chit chat.
Authentic and excellent Turkish food. No choice is a wrong choice. The location and ambience was great. Service was good with room for improvement. Value for money. Best Turkish food in the eastern part of Singapore.
Ordered the chicken pide and it was delicious. The chicken was nicely cooked and the pide bread was really soft. The restaurant has a nice ambience and we were even treated to complimentary dessert because it was nye. Definitely reccommended!!
Great service and really good food. The staff was really accommodating. They didn't even shoo us away even though we stayed past closing time. One of the best middle eastern food ive had.
It's my first time to Ottoman Kebab & Grill. My friends and I decided to get ourselves the platter as our starter. I love the goat cheese one, but some of my friends find them a little plain, so it's better to go with some chili sauce! We also tried their Doner Chicken Wrap, the meat and everything is great! And also their Shish Seafood which comes with the flat bread. The flat bread was something I was looking forward to, but it didn't turn out as nice as what I've expected. But maybe it's just me. We also had the Kunefe as our dessert, not knowing what to expect, we surprisingly enjoyed it very much. So I would say it's a must-try! Because we had a handful of us sharing one, it was just nice for us as it's quite an oily dessert (yes it's actually a warm/hot dessert), it may be too much for one/two to finish all. But it's still good. As for their service, I guess they may not be locals, and thus, the difference in pace and expectations. For a couple of times, I couldn't really catch their accent, but it's fun learning to recognize and understand them. It would be great if the waiter(s) could be more proactive in introducing to us what's their 'localized dishes' which first-timers should go for, since many of us may not understand what's 'borek', 'pilav', etc. and have to google them before ordering. Ha. Overall, they are still friendly people! I'll definitely go to this hidden treasure at bedok mall again.
Excellent food, attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere makes Ottoman's a great place for family gatherings, casual dates and meeting up with friends. The kebab choices are generally solid. We did not try any of the stews but will do so on a return visit. The appertisers are generally tasty. Order your mains with rice and pita, and save on needing to order pita separately. The portions here are generous so come with a good appetite!
From a wide variety to choose from, it is definitely a go to food place with you family if you want to try something different than local delicacies. Staff were very prompt as well.
Enjoyed the food but the prawns used were those frozen crunchy type that doesnt taste like prawns... that brings the quality of food down. Some desserts that i wanted were not available.. I wish there was more space to move between tables. Hence not so handicap- friendly.
I have been to the Ottoman Grill a few times and the food is always fresh and nicely presented. The service can be improved as tge staff were very slow the last time I was there.
Food is great though slightly pricey. Not too packed despite lunch hour. Service can be improved by highlighting that our main comes with the bread, so that we do not order the bread for appetizers hummus. Portion is big so recommend to group share.