We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Alternatif Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Mustafa Akdeniz, Kalkan 07960, Turkey
90 242 844 36 31
Add hours for The Alternatif Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 386 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 279
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great steaks; value for money; super host; great waiting staff

In spite of the fact that this restaurant does not have a sea view, they more than make up for it with the enthusiasm of all staff from Mustafa through to Erhan, Hasan and colleagues. Nothing is too much trouble...they even played my sisters favourite 'Sweet Caroline' at the end of the night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Liz S
,
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

386 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

In spite of the fact that this restaurant does not have a sea view, they more than make up for it with the enthusiasm of all staff from Mustafa through to Erhan, Hasan and colleagues. Nothing is too much trouble...they even played my sisters favourite 'Sweet Caroline' at the end of the night, although it wasn't a special occasion. Last... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had visited Alternatif 4 years ago when I first stayed in Kalkan and it was my first choice for our first meal in town this May. The steak is beautiful especially with the Peppercorn sauce and all the starters we tried were tasty (Garlic Mushrooms, Prawn Borek, Falafels). Mustafa, Ergun and the rest of the staff are very welcoming... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We have just spent a week in Kalkan and went to this restaurant 3 times. The food is amazing such a varied menu, the steaks melt in you mouth and the service is sublime, Ergan the manager really goes the extra mile. This will go down as one of the best restaurants I have ever been too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had our daughters 19th birthday meal there, could not have done more for us, flowers, balloons, fireworks, dancing excellent food and a massive cake, a perfect birthday celebration

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have been here many times previously and always had tasty and plentiful food, service was as good as ever but food left us disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
renfrew
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

loved the steaks the staff are very accommodating very nice surroundings and atmosphere the manager is always there for the personnel touch

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Divided on a meal here because the music they played was so good. Not tried here on our previous visit so thought it was worth a try. We had a couple of the special dishes which with hindsight might not have been the best idea but the food was OK. People dining around us were very friendly and there was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at The Alternatif - great atmosphere, lovely staff, very reasonably priced and the best steak that I have ever had! Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Kalkan has dozens of restaurants and Alternatif more than holds it's own. It's not as pretty as some others as it doesn't have a terrace view but it has great food and friendly service. Great steaks for dinner and when we went for lunch we had a bunch of starters tapas style that were delicious

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Don't be put off if that call to prayer is going when you find this place, it's at the back of the mosque but the food makes any noise interference worth it. My husband had the sizzling swordfish and I had an izgara (I think) and they were absolutely smashing. There are a couple of more expensive restaurants not too... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Alternatif Restaurant also viewed

Kalkan, Antalya Province
Kalkan, Antalya Province
 
Kalkan, Antalya Province
 

Been to The Alternatif Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mustafa Akdeniz, Kalkan 07960, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Mediterranean Coast  >  Antalya Province  >  Kalkan
  • Phone Number: 90 242 844 36 31

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Alternatif Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?