Mado

It’s as if someone stole a canteen from Istanbul and put it in DIFC Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011

This eatery’s underground location and canteen-style food presentation is far from glamorous, but that makes for a refreshing change in Dubai’s often overdone restaurant scene. Waiters aren't the most friendly and don't particularly enjoy answering questions about the dishes, let alone make recommendations. It doesn't matter though, because the food is sublime. Try the moussaka, which is delicious – the meat is nicely cooked and the sauce rich, however it's served a tad lukewarm. Other dishes like the mince-stuffed capsicum and mince-topped pide (what a mince fest!) are also wholly satisfying and tasty. Mado also do a great Turkish breakfast – think feta, filo and eggs. This is a great spot for those working in DIFC who want a quick, wholesome meal with a warm home-cooked feel.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: DIFC, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 370 0377
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road, DIFC
  • Cuisine: Turkish
  • Times: Open Sun-Thu 6am-10pm; Fri 10am-3pm; Sat 7am-10pm
  • Price: Dhs50-200
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Business lunch

User reviews:

Posted by: Mohammad Husrieh on 24 Jun ' 13 at 09:19
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Home style food.

Posted by: T E on 31 Dec ' 12 at 06:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best place in town to taste home made Turkish food at a traditional Turkish cantina andprobably the best eatery in DIFC. You can try the traditional Turkish soups like "mercimek", cold mezzez such as stuffed peppers marinated in olive oil and different traditional items at very reasonable prices in a friendly setting.

Must to try: Simit, a traditional Turkish pastry served fresh and warm in the morning together with turkish steeped tea served in traditional glasses. You need to be there before 9:30AM, as most of their breakfast items are gone before then.

Posted by: James on 19 Mar ' 12 at 10:25
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

yummy! the aubergine and the kofta! wow! and the pistachio ice cream, oh my god!!! i feel like eating at home, its proper home made food!

Posted by: MOHAMED on 02 Feb ' 12 at 16:39
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: MOHAMED on 02 Feb ' 12 at 16:39
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Mehmet on 01 Jul ' 11 at 06:25
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

A must taste :) 100% turkish home-made food! You need to try it and indulge and i guarantee you will be a frequesnt mado-er :) See you there haha!

Posted by: ahmed on 20 Aug ' 10 at 04:12
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

pistacio ice cream is a must!

Posted by: noor on 19 Aug ' 10 at 14:16
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

the perfect place to have home-cooked food

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