4 Best Burgers To Eat In Ankara

Ata Altay Agva & Rashad Khialov / BURGER RESPONSE / COMD 357 Multimedia Journalism İlkbahar 2022-2023 Listeleme Projesi

Let’s Travel, See, Eat: So Where Will We Visit?
As the weather warms up, we’ve visited four different kitchens for our dear followers. In today’s article, we hope to provide you with comprehensive information about the places we visited in Ankara. Our aim is to give you an idea of how we will shape our blog, and to get your feedback on how we should proceed. Our focus today is on the best burgers that you can find in Ankara, which will provide you with a unique experience. We have gathered information about the places we visited, and we will share our opinions about these fantastic burgers and restaurants. So without further ado, let’s get to know the places we’ve chosen to examine a little better.

1. Sofa Burger
The first place we visited and would like to share with you is Sofa Burger, a small boutique burger joint located in the peaceful environment of Umitkoy, Mutlukent. As soon as you enter the place, you are greeted with a nice and calm ambiance that radiates positive energy. You can enjoy your time in the garden of the place as well. During our visit, we had a little chat with the owner of Sofa Burger and learned that they used to serve homemade foods before switching to burgers. The meat they use in their burgers consists of 90% beef and 10% lamb and each patty weighs 120 grams. They make their own bread in their own kitchen, which is buttered and soft.

We tried two of their most popular burgers, the truffle burger, and the goat burger. Although we liked the truffle burger, it wasn’t our favorite, even though the patty was juicy. On the other hand, the goat burger was a winner, and its unique taste was due to the fact that there are not many places in Ankara that use goat cheese. The goat cheese was melted perfectly, creating a sweet and sour flavor. The burgers were filling, served with crispy and delicious fries if you still have room for them. The prices were reasonable compared to other burger cafes/restaurants. Sofa Burger is definitely a place we recommend you try. ​The location of Sofa Burger in Ankara is quite convenient, as it is easily accessible by public transportation. We enjoyed our experience at Sofa Burger, and we would love to hear your thoughts if you decide to give it a try.

Address : Mutlukent Mah. Mutlukoy Sitesi 1948.Sok. No.13 Umitkoy, Ankara, Turkey
Opening Hours ⏰: 11.30-22.00
Phone :0312 235 06 05
Instagram : @Sofaburgers
Burger Prices: 140 TL- 190 TL
2. Smash N’out
Our second stop was Smash N’out in Beytepe. Firstly, we must mention that they have been delivering delicious food to their customers since 1985, which is an impressive feat. As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by a friendly atmosphere, comfortable seating, and spotless cleanliness. The employees emanated good vibes and were knowledgeable about the menu, which made the ordering process smooth and fast.

They recommended their specialty “dana yanak” burger, and also suggested that we try the “double cheeze” burger with onion rings, so that we can share our opinion about the taste with our followers. We immediately noticed the unique taste of their sauces, which were all homemade and customizable from the menu, as well as the aroma of their meat. The meat was cooked for 10 hours straight under heavy fire, which resulted in a flavorful and juicy patty. Furthermore, they made their own sauces and buns, which made their ingredients even more unique.

​The pricing was also reasonable, considering the price-performance ratio. We thoroughly enjoyed the burgers, and believe that they were one of the best burgers we have ever tasted. Additionally, to our surprise, they also made incredible tiramisus for a burger restaurant, which we highly recommend trying.

Address : Beytepe Mah. Kanuni Suleyman Bulvari No:42 Ic Kapi No:10,  Ankara, Turkey
Opening Hours ⏰: 11.30-21.00
Phone : 0312 511 23 13
Instagram : @smashnout
Burger Prices: 155 TL – 209 TL

3. The Gang Smoked BBQ
The Gang Smoked BBQ, located at Bilkent Station, is one of Ankara’s top burger places that you should definitely try and it was our third stop point. The moment you take a bite of their burgers, you will feel the homemade goodness in their self-made bread.

They offer 140-gram meatballs with a perfect blend of homemade barbecue sauce, mac sauce, and aioli sauce. These sauces are truly remarkable, making their burgers a perfect choice for those who love to indulge in new flavors. The Gang Smoked BBQ is known for its loyal customers who keep coming back for their delicious burgers. They also offer a 25% discount on all products between 21.00-02.00 in the evening, so it’s a great opportunity to try their burgers at a discounted price. Currently, the prices of their burgers range from 140-220 TL, and they are worth every penny. So, if you’re looking for a mouth-watering burger in Ankara, The Gang Smoked BBQ is a great choice to satisfy your cravings.​

Address : Üniversiteler, Bilkent Station, D:No: 3/71, 06800 Çankay, Ankara, Turkey
Opening Hours ⏰: 12.00-02.00
Phone : 0532 263 52 54
Instagram : @sthegangbbq
Burger Prices: 144 TL – 220 TL 

4. El Corazon De El Paso
El Corazon is a popular restaurant located in Panora shopping center in Ankara, known for its delicious burgers. The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and welcoming, and the staff is friendly and accommodating.

​The highlight of El Corazon is their mouth-watering burgers. They use high-quality ingredients to make their patties, which are cooked to perfection and served with fresh vegetables and flavorful sauces. They have a wide range of burger options, including classic beef burgers, chicken burgers, and vegetarian options. El Corazon is known for serving burgers that are not only delicious but also generously sized. The Mexican Burger and the Bacon Cheeseburger, two of their most popular options, are both satisfyingly large and filling. Despite the ample portions, the prices are reasonable(150-200 tl), making it an excellent value for the quality of the food. 

In addition to their delicious burgers, El Corazon also offers a variety of other dishes, including salads, nachos, and quesadillas. They have a well-stocked bar that offers a wide range of drinks, including beer and cocktails. Overall, if you’re looking for a great place to grab a delicious burger in Ankara, El Corazon is definitely worth a visit.​
Address : Oran, Kudüs Cd. No:182, 06550 Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Opening Hours ⏰: 10.00-01.00
Phone : 0312 491 00 30
Instagram : @elcorazon_de_elpaso
Burger Prices: 158 TL – 205 TL