We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ocakbasi Restaurant

Turkish
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Sirince, Turkey
Add hours for Ocakbasi Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 39 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top of the hill and top food

Ocakbasi is somewhat off the (very well-beaten) tourist route in the village of Sirence. Situated at the top of a climb on one of the back streets above the main street, the dining area is essentially a large open covered porch. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff is exceptionally friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2014
plkmtk
,
London,England
Add Photo Write a Review

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
New York
Level Contributor
124 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had 5 appetizers (the pancakes are excellent), a glass of wine and a large beer. 53 TL ($23 including tip.) There’s a view of the whole valley. We were the only guests that night and yet we had to hunt down our waiter to get the last course and our bill. Try other places.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Nice view, good people and most importantly delicious food! The gözleme are very nice (put some eggplant in it) and there were a couple of different meze that were surprisingly tasty. World Cup games were upstairs which made our day. Just overall what we were looking for. Definitely one of the best.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Level Contributor
104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My actual rating is above average, but I'd make it 3.5 stars. This is a friendly local restaurant that offers good, but not great food, at a very reasonable price. It is perched at the top of Sirince and offers good views from its outdoor balcony. The lamb chops were quite nice, and the salad very fresh. In all honesty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London,England
Level Contributor
220 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ocakbasi is somewhat off the (very well-beaten) tourist route in the village of Sirence. Situated at the top of a climb on one of the back streets above the main street, the dining area is essentially a large open covered porch. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff is exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The Turkish cuisine focuses on typical... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
greensboro nc
Level Contributor
88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

After spending the day in Ephesus, our tour guide took me and my husband to this hilltop restaurant. The walk is a steep one, but once you sit, the view is amazing! Our guide recommended Mezes, which are appetizers. We had a tableful of wonderfully prepared dishes....Stuffed squash blossoms, stuffed grape leaves, olives, little crepes, sun dried tomatoes, spinach with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
England
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Long before the village became the hip place to hang out, the Ocakbasi was the first in the village. It's near the top of the village, and tricky to find without directions. It's friendly, the food is pretty good, and very reasonably priced, and we sat outside on the terrace. What's not to like? I had a cabbage and lamb... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Follow the narrow streets to the top of the hill in Sirince for a lovely view and an even better lunch! The outdoor restaurant served fresh dishes- including stuffed zucchini blossoms, grape leaves, eggplant, olives, breads, "sea" grass. In fact, we had so much in this first course, we were surprised when they asked whether we wanted chicken or beef... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Enjoyed our meal on the patio, with lots of young people who did not speak English. Fun environment very fast friendly service great fresh food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Our group of 5 (five) stopped at this restaurant as part of a tour with Ephesus Shuttle. You never know what kind of food or restaurant you're going to get under these circumstances. So I'm happy to report that we all completely enjoyed our meals here! This small restaurant is located up a steepish hill, and might be tough for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Our hotel heavily recommended this place. Every time we asked for directions to a restaurant, they would say they were not familiar with it and give me a card to this place. It was almost comical. But, based on the decent TripAdvisor reviews, we gave it a try for lunch. The location is beautiful... Up a hill overlooking the village.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ocakbasi Restaurant also viewed

 
Sirince, Izmir Province
 

Been to Ocakbasi Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ocakbasi Restaurant

Address: Sirince, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Sirince
Cuisine: Turkish

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sirince, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Sirince

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ocakbasi Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?