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Ocakbasi Restaurant

Sirince, Turkey
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Ranked #8 of 18 Restaurants in Sirince
Cuisines: Turkish
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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

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London,England
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169 reviews 169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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

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greensboro nc
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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

A little bit of rain, slippery slope but well worth it. The pancakes and stuffed squash blossoms were sumptuous. The price very reasonable and the staff extremely attentive and considerate. I was having a little stomach thing and the server very ably steered me away from the spicy and the oily toward very tasty options which showcased the region. Take... More

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Todos Santos
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157 reviews 157 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Loved the atmosphere of this place as soon as we took our seats. The view was fantastic of the valley below and lots of colorful rooftops. We ordered tastes of everything and enjoyed the Ephes Beer with our meal. There was an open fireplace where they were cooking the meats...and everything was delicious.

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