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The Alternatif Restaurant

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Mustafa Akdeniz, Kalkan 07960, Turkey
90 242 844 36 31
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 4
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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
First visit

We have been going to Kalkan for 8 years and never visited this restuarant,it was recommended to us so we gave it a try. We were greeted very friendly

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Samuel052014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Chester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is probably in the lowest 10% in Kalkan for various reasons including food - poor quality, uninteresting, and not well cooked. Service is poor with the waiters being more interested in pestering people walking up the street, especially ladies, than serving customers. One waiter thought it funny to jab his finger at a stray cat sitting on a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Kalkan for 8 years and never visited this restuarant,it was recommended to us so we gave it a try. We were greeted very friendly

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Wokingham
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Set in a beautiful location with the pretty mosque and sea views beyond. The restaurant is traditional and very welcoming. The standard of the food was excellent and stood out against stiff competition. Make sure that you read about the history of the restaurant which is inserted at the front of the menus.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Back again in my second home, Kalkan, Turkey. A wonderful place to visit with excellent restaurants like Alternatif. Yet again the food, music and atmosphere at this wonderful restaurant are here again for 2015. I cannot fault the food, everything has been superb. From the fillet steak, the chicken, the prawns, everything, the presentation of the food is outstanding through... More 

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Essex
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just returned from Kalkan, eaten in this restaurant before, the steak is amazing probably the best steak I have had in Kalkan, as usual friendly staff and great service, would highly recommend.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have visited this restaurant a few times previously but this year we were very disappointed. My husband booked for our wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren.... the restaurant had been reduced in size.... seemingly to accommodate a new shop. The tables were squeezed together so much that the waiters had difficulty navigating them....our waiter actually spilled my husband's... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have been to this restaurant numerous times over the last 10years but this time the chef had changed and the food wasn't as good. The steak was overcooked whereas in the past we have all six of us ordered steak differently blue rare med well done. All came out the same this time extremely well done.

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Ipswich
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Spent the last evening of our holiday at Alternatif and not as good as we were lead to believe. Two of us had steaks which were pretty large but not great on flavour. I chose a dessert of figs with walnuts and honey - was expecting fresh figs but these were dried which I don't like. Anyway they changed it... More 

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Bingley
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Steak is never a choice for me on holiday as I believe I cook a mean one myself however, after several recommendations, I selected the Alternatif Fillet Steak and have been returning year on year to have it again for several years now. We have had other dishes here as well and never been disappointed. Alternatif does not have the... More 

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WestMidlandsuk
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

steaks are a must to try many lovely interesting sauces. no dislikes at all. Owner Mr Mustafa Ak Denise and all of his staff are friendly supplying excellent food and service will be back in September

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

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

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