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“A bit overpriced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Elai Restaurant

Elai Restaurant
Eski Goreme Cad. No:61, Uchisar, Turkey
+ 90 384 219 31 82
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Ranked #8 of 21 Restaurants in Uchisar
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A bit overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Highly recommended by our guide, we found this place to be overpriced !! Menu is looking good but at the end some of the food we ordered was not well cooked; e.g. the duck was underdone... They have a good and extense wine menu, although if you want a top class wine, you have to pay for it.
The restaurant is cozy, with a very relaxed atmosphere. There were not many guests having dinner, which is not a good signal !! Service was not very helpful and slow.
Was ok for one night but I probably would not give it another chance.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Expensive, we were not impressed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The place was empty, the staff did not have knowledge of the dishes, nice place but without athmosphere.

Visited October 2012
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

That area for its real cool, but there is not regionals food. My advice for vine kocabag/kapadokya.
Cool atmosphere very romantic
Lighting soft but not dark
Table cloth and napkin cloth kind people

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful room but poor service & mediocre food. We arrived and were not allowed a seat by the window, however these tables remained empty throughout our meal. Food was ok but certainly nothing special & not worth the price. We arrived quite excited about the lovely venue but left extremely disappointed. In fact we didn't even stay for coffee, preferring instead to go to our hotel lounge. Don't waste an evening of your holiday here.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant, horrible food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This restaurant is gorgeous and elegant inside. Great soft lighting, soft cave walls, antique pieces,nice music, really beautiful setting. Wonderful location right near the Argos Cave hotel and Cappadocia Cave hotels. That's where the greatness ends. The food is just downright bad and considering the quality, overpriced as well. We ordered the beef kabob which was tough, underseasoned and barely edible. As for the prawns paella - paella was bland and the "prawns" looked like bad small frozen shrimp that had been stuffed into prawn heads for appearance. The mezzes were not terribly impressive but not as offensive as the other entrees. Go for a drink before dinner!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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