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“Good food and great entertainment” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hanimeli Restaurant

Hanimeli Restaurant
Suleyman yilmaz Cd, Kalkan, Turkey
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Ranked #80 of 178 Restaurants in Kalkan
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food and great entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want traditional food, please go to this restaurant.
We visited this place on two occasions and were very pleased with food, the owner has great character and a good sense of humour, better than most restaurants on the main drag.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Traditional turkish meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Excellent meal in a quaint street. We were made very welcome by the proprietor who is charming and quite a character. Traditional home cooked food and very reasonably priced. The complimentary appetisers and fresh fruit were a lovely touch.

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Sussex UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Traditional Turkish Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A really friendly little restaurant which serves traditional dishes at a very reasonable price ( two courses and a bottle of wine 86Tl ). A far more atmospheric evening than the main tourist traps on the main road.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Real taste of Turkey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We found this little restaurant on a small side street the tables are set out on the roadside and Christine and Saniye the owners have gone to great lengths to keep it traditional from the small blue and white tables outside with dried herbs and cosy lighting to the fantastic menu. Christine from Scotland told us she wanted something different from the normal English breakfast and Sunday Roasts available in most other restaurants.
We chose the Roast Trout stuffed with apricots and the special Ottoman Casserole, both were fantastic we really were spoiled for choice. The only down side was the wait as the meals are all cooked by Saniye as you wait, but it is definitely worth the wait. We made reservations, as both times we had passed the restaurant was extremely busy.

  • Visited October 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An experience to be forgotten”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were drawn to this restaurant by the promise of something different and were not disappointed. The only problem was that the difference was being seated at a table when the Jandarma arrived to move some of the tables aside to allow a car to pass. That was the highlight in just over 2 hours spent in the Hanimeli. When our main courses arrived they were uninspiring, poorly presented and lukewarm. We decided to abort and thankfully found a kebab place open or else we would have gone hungry. Our experience bore absolutely no resemblance to the reviews below other than that the young boy who was left alone to deal with front of house was very pleasant. Christene was by that time nowhere to be seen. She did say at the outset that she was short-staffed but why then did she continue to accept diners who, like us, had to sit and wait for their food. I feel sorry about leaving such a negative review but sometimes it just has to be said.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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