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Turkish food

Southport, United...
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Turkish food


Me and Mum are booked up for May 2015 and we can't wait! We're staying at the Elixir Hotel! We have travelled to various places in Turkey but it will be our first time in Kalkan.

One of our favourite things about our travels to Turkey is the wonderful traditional FOOOD!!!

Please can you recommend some Kalkan restaurants that serve traditional Turkish food (my faves include mezzes and slow-cooked Turkish Lamb anything!!!)

We're not too fussy about fancy linen and silver service, etc. I understand that there are some posher places in Kalkan and whilst we may enjoy a drink on an evening there, we're perfectly happy to dine with the locals down a back street, etc! But a happy medium somewhere inbetween would be ideal :-)

So far we only have Cafe Vita on our list of must-visits, possibly for the BBQ night on a Weds! I look forward to your recommendations!

Thank you x

Derby, United...
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1. Re: Turkish food

Hi Hayley Kalkan is all about the lovely restaurants cafe vita is only mins away from elixir hotel cheap food but very good you must try some of the roof top restaurants for the ( magical experience ) lot cheaper than eating out in a top restaurant in the uk ! All do mezzes and slow cooked turkish lamb have a look at cafe del mar for drinks ! Small house restaurant - begonvil cafe -cafe Leon -adam's place he will pick you up ! Also Isos kitchen - hunker ocakbasi - our home - hope this helps (if you like fish you must go to korsan fish terrace ) enjoy !!!!

Devizes, United...
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I have to say, eating delicious food on one of the numerous roof top restaurants, overlooking the stunning harbour and the twinkling lights of the town, is very special. If you are lucky enough to be there listening to the call to prayer and your as soft as me then you too may get a tear in your eye!

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Well there's about 150 restaurants in the Kalkan area. If you divide them roughly into 50 cheap Turkish eateries with lovely simple Turkish food but probably no view and a simple atmosphere, 50 medium priced places that may be a bit more up market in décor or view but with lovely local food and then 50 up market places with great views, ambiance and food of an international standard but half the price of the UK you will be hard pushed to choose where to eat in a two week holiday and even more so in a 7 day holiday. We have many repeat guests to our apartment and they all say they are torn between eating in places they know they love and trying somewhere new but rarely are disappointed by the meal they have had. Each visit (10 years visiting 3 times a year, 3 weeks each time) we love to eat across the whole range as each group have something different to offer and each visit we always try to eat in a few places we haven't visited before, sometimes we don't understand why we have passed them by every year and we know there are still dozens of places we haven't ever eaten at). To eat a few meals Hayley in the more up market restaurants won't break the bank as it isn't a massive difference to the cheaper places but may give you a great experience. I'm sure you'll both love it.

congleton, United...
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Loveretirment all I can say is +1

every visit the must try list gets longer!! 7-14 or 21 days is just not enough... hence why 'no one visits Kalkan just once'

Edited: 20 February 2015, 10:22
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Hi Hayley,

You are certainly going to the right place - the food is the best we've had in the med! We personally avoid the 'rooftop' and main front restaurants as whilst they are beautiful they are pricey and small portions.

There are loads of great Turkish restaurants. I think your hotel is on the kalamar rd which is great for eating out, quieter than the town and well priced.

café Vita is excellent and the buffet night is great fun and great value!

We're on our third trip in May and we've never had a bad meal - just try a different one every night and enjoy every mouthful :-)


Essex, United...
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Oz Adana is great for traditional Turkish food. It is "no frills" and doesn't serve alcohol but such good value and the staff are very welcoming.


Southport, United...
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Great, thanks - I'll check out Oz Adana now!! Sounds just up our street! X

Southport, United...
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Oz Adana has officially been added to the list :) thanks for the recommendation! X

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