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Ocak Restaurant

Aydinli Mahallesi ,Cakmakli Sokak No:22 | Goreme / Nevsehir, Goreme 50180, Turkey
+90 538 373 7485
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Ranked #3 of 68 restaurants in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Our customers are important for us, they are like brothers and sisters.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My husband and I wandered up to Ocak in the early evening, hoping to eat an early meal then walk up to the point to watch the sunset. There was no one else around and they were still setting up but gladly accommodated us. We had a lovely meal of pottery kebabs with fresh bread and accompaniments. Some of the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

What an amazing restaurant! The strong husband brought the big pan full of (super delicious) lamb kebab to the fire, from their on the lady put it on everyone's plate. It was no surprise that people quickly changed their order to lamb kebab when they saw and smelled the pan. Next to the food, the people were very friendly. Also... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Looking for a last place to dine in Goreme, we realized that Ocak was just a few steps from our hotel. We got there as the sun was setting - lovely. The family (owners) were very welcoming and attentive. The daughter\servers brought over a tray of wines for us to explore. The mother brought over some special treats - tasted... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Picked us up from hotel Opened the restaurant and served us food at 3 pm The best tasting beef and lamb claypot kebab we have ever had - cooked in a large clay pot rather than the small gimmicky ones It is a family restaurant serving incredibly tasty local food

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Coolum Beach
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed a couple of local wines and a tasty beef dish while enjoying the view at the top of the hill up Aydinlii Socak. When the wind and rain started they quickly ushered us under a covered area and then finally onto a lounge with blankets to enjoy a local tea. The people here are warm, welcoming and friendly... More

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

One of the best and most reasonably priced lunches we had in Turkey. We prefer to eat our big meal at lunch instead of dinner, so we asked if Ocak would serve lam kebab stew. Ethem the owner explained that he usually doesn't serve meat dishes at lunch, but he could fix it for the next day if we were... More

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ethem p, Yönetici at Ocak Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello venerable friend. Thank you very much for your valuable comments. I hope you get everything your heart desires. I'll see you again in the future. Take care of yourself. Sincerely. OCAK Family More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We called Ocak to ask if they were open and to get directions. To our surprise, Ethem the owner, picked us up in his own car from downtown Goreme and brought us to the restaurant. Good thing as it's a little hard to find. The restaurant is quite a ways up the hill from downtown and located on the rooftop... More

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ethem p, Yönetici at Ocak Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello venerable friend, Thank you very much for your valuable comments, I hope you get everythink your heart desires, I'll see you again in the future, Take care of yourself, Sincerely, OCAK FAMİLY More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The place is an authentic Goreme house run by a family, the atmosphere is just magic. If you are really lucky you will make your reservation in time and get a place at the most lovely terrace in Goreme...Facing directly to the caves!! You will taste tandour cuisine, fresh fish, lamb, etc. They use exquisite and organic fresh vegetables and... More

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ethem p, Yönetici at Ocak Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello venerable friend. Thank you very much for your valuable comments. I hope you get everything your heart desires. I'll see you again in the future. Take care of yourself. Sincerely. Ethem and OCAK Family More

Germantown, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a wonderful family-run restaurant. They print new menus every night for their ever-changing menu. The lentil soup, eggplant and beef kabobs were all wonderful. The baklava, made by Muso, was the best I've ever had. As we are leaving, Muso gave me a pair of little beaded earrings, which I will always cherish as a reminder of the... More

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ethem p, Yönetici at Ocak Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello venerable friend. Thank you very much for your valuable comments. I hope you get everything your heart desires. I'll see you again in the future. Take care of yourself. Sincerely. Ethem and OCAK Family More

Vancouver, BC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The food was excellent, fresh and a nice departure from traditional Turkish cuisine that we've had elsewhere. You receive bottled water, bread with some small mezes for free. The mains: Lamb kebab in ceramic pot (25 TL) and roast chicken (18TL) we're fresh, spicy and delicious. The host and her family were friendly, welcoming and extremely helpful. My girlfriend received... More

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ethem p, Yönetici at Ocak Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello venerable friend. Thank you very much for your valuable comments. I hope you get everything your heart desires. I'll see you again in the future. Take care of yourself. Sincerely. Ethem and OCAK Family More

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