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Aravan Evi Restaurant

Ayvali Koyu, Urgup 50400, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 58 Restaurants in Urgup
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We offer two diffirent menus for our guests in our restaurant. These include the famous Turkish village cuisine like, casserole which is cooked in our tandir (oven on th ground), local round Turkish bread, soup cooked in tandir with bulgur(boiled and pounded wheat), Stuffed vine in olive oil, haricot beans cooked in tandir inside a traditional clay pot.You can find below our two diffirent menus below.
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91 reviews from our community

97% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We watched dusk descend upon the beautiful and peaceful village as we ate a huge multi-course meal cooked just for us. The soup and first course were delicious; we especially liked the smoked eggplant and the sarma. We were already pretty full before the meat came for the main course, and were completely stuffed by dessert. We had tried many... More

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San Mateo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While in Cappaddocia, our guide recommended this little restaurant. We had to take a little cab ride, but it was really worth it. It is a small restaurant/hotel, and we were taken care of by Okan, and his family runs the restaurant/hotel. He explains to you what they have that evening and they just bring it out to you. The... More

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Currumbin, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The best food we had in four weeks in Turkey.......amazing and very reasonably priced. 11 out of 10!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We visited Aravan Evi because it was recommended in Lonely Planet. We were well looked after by the young and recently qualified manager, whose mother provided some excellent home cooking.

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Vancouver, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Make it a priority to include a lunch or dinner, or both, at the Aravan Evi Hotel and Restaurant. Graciously provided by the Ozgan family, the setting of Ayvali village is only surpassed by the quality of the superb dishes and service. It is difficult to describe the best food we had in Turkey, the produce grown on their own... More

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were here for lunch and what wonderful surprise. One of our best meals in Turkey. This small restaurant, surely one of the few things of note in Ayvali, offers wonderful food in a pleasant setting with good service. The offer a fixed menu for lunch and dinner and virtually all hot food is prepared in their tandoori - on... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went to the Aravan Evi Restaurant last night for dinner and were treated to an unusual and fantastic experience. This is a small restaurant / Inn about 20 minutes from Urgup by car, located in the small and quaint village of Ayvali. Our GPS took us to the front of a small storefront where locals we playing some type... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This family run small restaurant is located in a tranquil village. It is very down to earth but very clean, It serves the best examples of local specialities. We enjoyed every dish they served. Better to call in advance.

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Canada, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A place with lots of charm, the typical food was delicious with fresh ingredients, the restaurant is situated in the small Ayvali, from there you have a lovely view of the city, were very well received by the owner Okan and his family, well worth the visit and surely the best food in the region!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We have been told about this gem of a restaurant by our hotel manager and the Tripadvisor reviews seemed promising. You have to make a reservation were were told. Its in a village that doesn't get much traffic so the kitchen needs to know ahead of time how many people are going show up. Also, most of the ingredients are... More

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