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Topdeck Cave Restaurant

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Hafiz Abdullah Efendi Sokak 15, Goreme 50180, Turkey
+90 384 271 2474
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Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: Topdeck Cave is a family-run restaurant, situated in the family house on...
Topdeck Cave is a family-run restaurant, situated in the family house on the ground floor in a cave which used to be a stable. The owner Mustafa prepares and serves the food himself, making you feel as part of his family. Simple menu changes daily, offering a wide variety of local appetizers (meze), a choice of one/two soups and four main courses. All ingredients are fresh, coming from local farmers. The open kitchen offers an opportunity to watch how food is being prepared.Open daily Monday to Saturday from 6 to 11 PM. Please note : Sundays Closed !
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our Favorite Goreme Restaurant

It was our lucky day when we were able to get one of the coveted evening reservations at Topdeck. They only serve limited hours each evening, so make this your first stop when you arrive in Goreme, to snag a reservation while you are in town. The family that owns/cooks/serves also creates an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was our lucky day when we were able to get one of the coveted evening reservations at Topdeck. They only serve limited hours each evening, so make this your first stop when you arrive in Goreme, to snag a reservation while you are in town. The family that owns/cooks/serves also creates an ambience that is friendly and fun. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a very charming, cozy place to eat, and the food is delicious. Better to schedule ahead in the high season. Must go!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were a group of 7 (4 adults, 3 children) and the TopDeck did come highly recommended by other reviewers on this site and our hotel's staff. Little did we realize then that this is just a sham for a restaurant, purportedly rated high in Goreme. Given an alleged mis-communication between our hotel (Sultan Caves) and the restaurant in our... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Turkish authentic cousine. Nice choice of meze (Turkish starters). Main meals - just amazing (I had vegetarian menu). Perfect atmosphere - a place is cosy, decorated in Turkish style. Try their wines, too! :) Friendly stuff. Will be back next time in Cappadocia.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived quite late but the waiter was very kind anyway. We had a very good meze plate. Value for money, beautiful atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

There are 2 restaurants in Goreme that you should frequent and this is one of them. Small and intimate with only 10 tables you do need to book to avoid disappointment. Then just let the family take on on a wonderful Capadoccian array of flavours as you enjoy home style cooking at its best. In a word - " Yummy"

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great place - we'd heard about it from some other travelers and it certainly lived up to our expectations. The waitress was the owners daughter - she was very welcoming and friendly and knew the menu well. Loved the fact that we were inside the cave. We ate at one other place in this town but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Four of us had dinner at Topdeck last night and loved it. We sat at one of the tables on the floor and it was very relaxing. The waitstaff were incredibly friendly and welcoming. We started with the Meza platter and the cheese filo pastry. For mains we had the chicken, vegetable and lamb platters. The lamb was amazing, slow... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I made reservation 2 days before because it got a good reputation from this site. But my family was disappointed and we couldn't think it was better than other restaurant which we visited accidently. Atmosphere was good but waitress broke glasses twice , and we had to ask our main course status more than 20mins after our appetizer. (Other tables'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled into Topdeck restaurant after wandering around Goreme for hours looking for a different place. What a lucky surprise! The interior is gorgeous, just what you're looking for in Turkey: Low-lit, low ceilings, traditional decor, only a few tables and colourful cushions scattered on the ground for you to sit on. The ambiance was fantastic and the food delicious;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hafiz Abdullah Efendi Sokak 15, Goreme 50180, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Cappadocia  >  Goreme
  • Phone Number: +90 384 271 2474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Description

Topdeck Cave is a family-run restaurant, situated in the family house on the ground floor in a cave which used to be a stable. The owner Mustafa prepares and serves the food himself, making you feel as part of his family. Simple menu changes daily, offering a wide variety of local appetizers (meze), a choice of one/two soups and four main courses. All ingredients are fresh, coming from local farmers. The open kitchen offers an opportunity to watch how food is being prepared.Open daily Monday to Saturday from 6 to 11 PM. Please note : Sundays Closed !

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