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Istanbul Restaurant

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Main Street, Kayakoy 48300, Turkey
+90 535 275 6706
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Friendly and good food

The girlfriend and I only visited Kayakoy on our last day of our two week holidays, otherwise we would have returned a number of times no doubt. Lovely well cooked food which was fresh and nicely presented. Full of flavour. Friendly staff and a superbly relaxing location. I actually mentioned to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Keith S
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The girlfriend and I only visited Kayakoy on our last day of our two week holidays, otherwise we would have returned a number of times no doubt. Lovely well cooked food which was fresh and nicely presented. Full of flavour. Friendly staff and a superbly relaxing location. I actually mentioned to the partner that should we return to the area... More 

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suffolk
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Engin is the perfect host and is now supported by the fantastic Nicky who is on the ball and shares Engins enthusiasm. We visited first on a quiet Sunday evening for a meal which was as good as any we enjoyed in our two weeks in Turkey. Nicky was telling us about the upcoming Wednesday night music and whether we... More 

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Thank suffolk-john
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Just had 2 week stay here in one of their villas it was amazing, all the staff made you feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. Engin the owner makes your stay brilliant and will get you great deals on car hire. Once again would like to say to Engin and his team a massive thank... More 

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Thank Jean N
ghosttown, Owner at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello my lovely, thank you sooooo much for kind review. I really look forward to seeing you all again next September.xxxxx More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two weeks was lovely, staff are all lovely very welcoming anything you need just ask and they help, food very nice I will be coming again, engin lovely guy never met a nicer man :-) will miss them all until next time

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Thank Fiona N
ghosttown, Owner at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello my lovely, thank you sooooo much for kind review. I really look forward to seeing YOU again next September.xxxxx More 

Leek, UK
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We call here most summers for lunch after visiting Gemler beach, the food is excellent and lovely hosts too, good value and well presnted love atmosphere.

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Thank wendy t
ghosttown, Owner at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, thank you so much for your kind review and choosing to come to our restaurant. I hope we see you again. Best wishes.xx More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic day here. They picked us up from Calis beach and we had a lovely welcome when we arrived. We walked up to the 'ghost' town then came back and spent the day lazing around the beautiful pool. We had a superb lunch freshly cooked on the BBQ. The cost was very reasonable and we would love... More 

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ghosttown, Owner at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Greg, many thanks for your kind review. I am so happy tjhat you had a lovely time here at my restaurant. I hope to see you again. Best wishes.xx More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Very welcoming and friendly restaurant, set in an outstanding setting....Kayakoy is a beatiful visit. The restaurant owners welcome you to use their pool and sunbeds...make a day of it.....you cannot fail to love it!

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Thank kraftterrier
ghosttown, Owner at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. If you can come again it would be great to see you. Best wishes Engin. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

As the Istanbul restaurant was highly recommended to us, we were keen to visit ourselves - so glad we did. A lovely start to our day when their driver collected us from our hotel in the morning - free of charge. On arrival, 20 minutes later, we loved the place the minute we walked through the entrance and received a... More 

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ghosttown, Owner at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Linda, I cannot thank you enough for your kind review. I hope you can come & spend another lovely day with us.xx More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Had dinner here it was really nice, we were collected from our hotel and returned. On the house bread,cheese,olives while we waited for our meze starter which was huge and tasted good, steak main course excellent, and on the house icecream. Absolutely stuffed. The restaurant was quiet so staff attentive and afficient, would of liked a breather between courses as... More 

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sutton coldfield
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from another fabulous holiday staying at the Istanbul in kaya Engin and the team could not do enough for us we are always made very welcome and the food we had was superb. The Wednesday night live music event is a must great fun and brilliant live music we will definitely be going back next year... More 

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Thank jaxSuttonColdfield
ghosttown, Owner at Istanbul Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jax, many thanks for your kind review and I hope to see you again. Kind regards, Engin.x More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Kayakoy 48300, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Mugla Province  >  Kayakoy
  • Phone Number: +90 535 275 6706

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 19
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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