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Offline KalkanJules

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Which restaurants are the best ?
« on: May 05, 2007, 10:40:23 PM »
Hi all

I have visited Kalkan on two occasions and have really enjoyed eating at numerous restuarants. However with so many to choose from I never know which ones are the best and I would like advice on the ones that are the best value for money. I find that eating out every night can cost a small fortune !  ::)Thanks in advance.
Julie  ;)

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007, 10:29:30 AM »
I can prefer you Omar Kitchen in Kalkan it is really good. You can find it on the way from centrum to the petrol station when you passed the Kartın Supermarket , it locates on the opposite of Nur Patisserie And I heard that Trio restaurant is also good but I also can prefer you the IBO Terrace Restaurant
Emre GOKTEPE
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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 11:20:52 AM »
I can recommend Sofra. We were in Kalkan in April and it had a lovely atmosphere with a log fire in the evening. The food was to die for and I can highly recommend the homemade chocolate cake ! It's not the cheapest but I still thought it was great value for money.


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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007, 12:07:48 PM »
Having visited Kalkan too many times to mention, I now have my faviourites, yet always try to find something new on each visit. Some of my favourites are:

Daphnes [great view of the bay and the mosque]
Sofra [fantastic romantic ambience, great classical guitarist]
Kosk [some of the best steak dishes]
Korsan [great fish]
Aubergine [in the harbour]
Doy Doy [just good food]

Just a few and there are lots more. Enjoy

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007, 12:18:59 PM »
Dear Jofoss
If you are looking for new ones then try Trio and Omar's Kitchen

Regards
Emre GOKTEPE
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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007, 12:19:27 PM »
With so many to choose from I find new favourites everytime I go. We have started to try the ones that are not on the "main tourist drag" and have been very impressed. The Alterntif at the start of the Kalamar Road is excellent. The owners and staff are very welcoming and the food and service is good. The Ottoman chicken is very good. They serve lighter meals during the day and also offer help and advice on Kalkan. Ozcan and Ercan speak good english and often help to translate if anyone has a problem with the language. We also made several visits to the new restaurant on the roof of the Nur Hotel, it's called Barbarosa's. It is well worth the climb up the stairs. The decor and music is relaxing, the food is delicious. The view gives a different prospective of Kalkan, play spot your villa on the mountainsides! The Kaya is always dependable and a drink at the bar is a good way to catch up with local news.

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007, 12:21:51 PM »
Have to second Monkey - I am a fan of Sofra - the chicken mango noodles are to die for!

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2007, 03:12:45 PM »
Having visited Kalkan for the last 10 years I have to say that I have yet to be disappointed with any meal. Love the Alternitif at the start of Kalamar Road, The Kosk is also consistently excellent and can't beat The Olive Garden for excellent service and traditional Turkish cuisine. The Foto (pancake) restaurant is absolutely wonderful for eating on a budget and the wonderful friendly service and spectacular views make it excellent for more relaxed informal dining. Wherever you choose you won't be disappointed. The Merkez cafe is probably best for just simply sitting watching the world go by while enjoying a snack and a drink.

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2007, 05:29:23 PM »
I agree I had lovely meals at both Ibo's and Sofra.  The Gironda is fantastic for a drink on the terrace.  We had a really great meal at The Ozalp last October too.  If you just fancy coffee and cake then Cafe Del Mar is very relaxing and friendly - lovely setting.  Having said that I've never really had a bad meal in Kalkan.

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2007, 07:36:56 PM »
We are in Kalkan this week and had a great meal at the Marina restaurant, infront of the Pirat hotel. I am told they have the chef from Gironda. It was one of the best meals we have had in all our years here. We have also heard that the Doy Doy is excellent, hope to go during the rest of our time here. we also found a nice small place in the back streets, Iso's, along the quiet street past Sofra. Simple Turkish food at reasonable prices.

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2007, 12:14:28 PM »
I'm sure there will be a very positive response to this topic for a great number of restaurants.  For what it's worth I would recommend Atlantis on the Kalamar Road (the brothers are huge footie fans - but this does not mean big screen TV's!!), Coast, Kosk and Zeki's.  Saying that I have not had a bad meal anywhere in town.  Just wondered if anyone could recommend any of the restaurants in Islamlar as I would like to try one when next in Kalkan (five weeks and counting!!).

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007, 10:33:45 PM »
I will try and find some more info on this for you. I know that there is someplace in Kalkan that can arrange a booking and a taxi service to one of the restaurants there.  I love fish and keep saying we must go up there to try the trout. I will get back to you.
PS I recommended the Alternif on the Kalamar Road, it is actually the Atlantis, apologies.

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2007, 01:57:58 PM »
Hi Jules etc

We too haven't really had a bad meal in 4 trips. Don't really have a favourite (usually it's the last one I went too that gets the vote!).  All I can say is that down toward the harbour is generally more expensive, so we normally stick higher up - Ozalp, Arena, Havana (changed hands this year I believe), Odak, Kaya, etc. etc. etc.  Then every 2-3 days we go to one of the soup kitchens - Alis or Tomato generally - both very good value.  Then there's always the early evening barbeque at our apartment, followed by a long stay at the Moonlight.....! 

The trout restaurant at Islamlar is Mahmouds and it's lovely.  Very simple and quite cheap.  Have only eaten there at lunchtime when you can escape the heat of Kalkan in August and play backgammon whilst waiting for your grilled trout and fresh fresh rocket salad!  Getting there isn't difficult - its about 5km up the mountain (turn off at Akbel) and any of the taxi drivers will take you although I'm not sure how much they are charging this year, or you can go by dolmus.

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2007, 08:36:33 AM »
Again we had this on the TA thread...and what one person likes - another person doesn't like...but my FAVOURITE  restaurant (so far!) has to be the IBO and the toilets are the best in the world...!

Other favs include, Kosk, Sofra, Kaya, Meldi Hotel (for their steaks!).  Aubergine is nice but expensive.

As has already been posted - the trout farm Mahmouds at Islamar is the place to go - great views and great food and nice and cool in the summer!!

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2007, 01:57:31 PM »
Having been visiting Kalkan for last 12-14yrs there have been as you can imagine so many changes, our best way of enjoying Turkish food is to try the smaller family establishments, because thats where all the others started from and we know, some of the otherlarger places are becoming perhaps a bit too upmarket.  By the way for those of you who know and enjoy Adams he has moved up to his home now on the Kas Road, he opened a week ago, does a free transport service to and from, just ring and be collected - then returned, he is going for Turkish food, we wish him well.
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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2007, 04:49:20 PM »
I'm with DRBD on this - Adem's new restaurant about 3km out of Kalkan on the road to Kas is brilliant. Excellent home-made traditional Turkish food and the view is just stunning looking out at the unspoilt Mediterranean and Kastellorizo! He provides free pick-up service or take-away service and his phone no. (from Turkey) is 0 242 844 32 32 or mobile 05334145028

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2007, 06:34:13 PM »
hi i am brand new to this my soon to be wife and i are going to kalkan in the beginning of july for our honeymoon and are wondering where in relation to everything to do in kalkan is the hotel elixir?
have we got a hotel thats miles from anywhere?
any help would be fab ;)

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2007, 06:50:21 PM »
Tommo

The Elixir is along the Kalamar Road.  I'm told it is 5-10 minutes further out than the Asfiya which is only a 10-12 minute walk to town.  You may want to get a taxi back though (cheap and plentiful!).


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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2007, 07:04:44 PM »
Ive created a new thread for Tommo in the accomodation section  :) No matter where you stay in Kalkan im sure you will love it :)

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Re: Which restaurants are the best ?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2007, 07:30:03 PM »
re restaurants in islamlar, for me the best by far in the last year has been bodamya tepe, the first one you pass on the way up on a sharp bend. they have the old cook from the akin restaurant in kalkan and the mezes are the best you will get. the location is also wonderful, set in green gardens with ducks, chickens etc, with the view down the vallet to kalkan bay. dont miss it.


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