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Ocakbasi Restaurant

European, Turkish
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Sirince, Turkey
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
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Good view, relaxing lunch

We enjoyed our long lunch here during our stay in Sirince. The mezes were great, the beer cold, the prices reasonable. It has a good view of the little town and the staff are very accommodating. We'd return again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Kiawah, SC
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this place after walking all around Sirince. It's on the hill overlooking shops and and restaurants. with of course the cute mosque doing call to worship at 2pm. Ibo, the manager and server were very nice and the food was great. They have English translation for every dish and beer and Raki of course. I had the stuffed... More 

Thank Charles B
County Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Walked in with reasonable expectations, the tables were nicely set and location seemed good. Worked off set menu (no choice as with a large group). Wasn't to my taste. Starter portions were plentiful although average. Mains slight improvement. Service was very good. Food delivered quickly.

Thank ValerieMcLean
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We enjoyed our long lunch here during our stay in Sirince. The mezes were great, the beer cold, the prices reasonable. It has a good view of the little town and the staff are very accommodating. We'd return again.

Thank ptn57
New York
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158 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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.

Thank CarolnRobb
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Bruno R R
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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 

1 Thank Martin M
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 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 

1 Thank plkmtk
greensboro nc
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

1 Thank Osandy
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank F1Baron
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank lilygirl1999

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


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