We will be in Kusadasi in July - touring Ephesus in AM but would like nice place to have lunch near port. Any suggestions?
I'm surprised that you've had no answers. My suggestion would be to stay on in Selcuk (that's the original Ephesus) - wander through the town and see if anywhere looks nice. There's CaBaRe, Tat Restaurant, Ejder, Selcuk kofteci.... etc etc all in the pedestrianised streets near the Post Office and railway station. Follow the ruined Byzantine aqueduct that runs through the town. If you're there before end of July the storks will still be on their nests, the offspring almost the size of their parents by then...
Good post...we will be there in May, possibly looking for the same
... the first stork arrived in Selcuk this week, a few days ahead of schedule, but on the same ruined column he has used for at least the last 4 years.
If you're visiting Ephesus from a cruise ship you may be allowed to have lunch at the Seven Sleepers - that's very pleasant under the fig trees in the summer.
In Selcuk itself, I should mention Efes Koftecisi, near the Post Office, which is always busy with locals (well after midnight in summer)
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There are lots of lovely restaurants in Kusadasi, a few of my favourites are:
The fisherman's cafe - it is above the fish market, take the stairs on the right hand side of the fish market. It is as it says where the fishermen eat, lovely fresh fish but also all the turkish staples like pide, gozleme, kebabs, soups, meze.
Mezcan - which is a short walk up the street with the flood drains towards the Belidiye (Council Building), there is a small play park, on the right side of the road, behind the park there is a row of traditional restaurants, Mezvan is the one with the baker making bread. On either sides there are traditional cafes.
Maravista is at the bottom of the Ilyada hotel about 1/2 way along the promenade, lovely modern restaurant selling traditional food, lovely see breezes and excellent service.