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“best meal I had in Turkey” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ejder Restaurant

Ejder Restaurant
9 Cengiz Topel Cad., Selcuk 35920, Turkey
+90 232 892 32 96
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Ranked #5 of 87 Restaurants in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Turkish, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“best meal I had in Turkey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

the family that runs this establishment is incredibly genuine and sweet, and their food matches this attitude in flavor! also, for the price, this is an incredible dinner (and you get to watch the father put it in the brick oven right in front of you, and the mother cook it in the little home-like kitchen right behind!).
LOVED this place. we stayed for hours, served plenty of complimentary apple tea and warm smiles and with guestbook-reading and a comfy atmosphere, and I think they were honestly disappointed when we left!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The waiter told us about the daily special, lentil soup, which was delicious. We got a full plate for TL5 and it was one of my favorite dishes throughout our trip. We wanted to order the beef but waiter kept telling us that the chicken is the better choice. Chicken was good, but like others said before, does not come with any sauces or spices. We had fried aubergines with it and that added nice flavor. Glas of wine was TL10 and was generously poured.

Visited December 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delicious food, very gracious owners.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My family of six had an amazing lunch here last week. We were enticed by promises of delicious lentil soup, made by the waiter's mother, and Ejder Restaurant sure lived up to that promise! The place is family run and you can tell they take a lot of pride in their food. It was all amazing - the chicken kebab, stuffed eggplant, special greens and lentil soup of course. Everything tasted fresh and was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The owners were all really friendly and took the time to talk to us, and even get me to write on the graffiti wall. Overall it was a wonderful experience with delicious food, great staff and a beautiful view of the Aqueduct! I would definitely return next time we're in Selcuk.

Visited December 2013
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Great food & super friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We ate here a few nights ago and it was great! The adana kabab was delicious and the chicken kebab was the best chicken we've had in 2 weeks in Turkey. The service was great. It was a cooler evening and the only tables available were outside and they offered us blankets. Definitely a must try.

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“Small restaurant, exceptional food quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place has the best food and the most amazing people who own the place. The owner is the chef, the dish washer is his wife and the server is his son.

This place makes you want to come back again and again because of quality of food and the warmth in the attitude of people.

Highly recommended.

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