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“Best lamb kebab” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Recepusta

Recepusta
Ataturk Caddesi 364 | Izmir Kordon, Izmir, Turkey
0232 444 1978
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Ranked #5 of 2,148 Restaurants in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
kusadasi
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Best lamb kebab”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Was there 3 weeks with my friends and have to say I eat nearly all over the turkey and this lamb was call (tandir) and was the best lamb I hade in my life, service and staff was really good wort the visit big time..

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Izmir, Turkey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Sublime experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A must if you are in Izmir, great dining experience with the best assortments of Turkish dishes, especially meat, and the final delicious treat of mirra (cardamom coffee)!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Izmir, Turkey
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“Meat and more meat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

One of a chain of meat-restaurants originating in Ankara, Izmir Recep Usta is excellent value for money. The menu offers a huge range of meat dishes, beautifully cooked and presented with a limited but delicious selection of traditional deserts and Turkish coffee to follow. Wine is served, not always the case in similar restaurants in more conservative cities. An excellent location at one end of Izmir's Kordon, with a variety of sheltered or open-air seating options, valet parking, and friendly but not intrusive waiters. Surprisingly reasonable in price given the quality, and definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rome, Italy
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“A very good place...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I was invited here for a business dinner. The Turkish colleagues were very welcoming!
Dishes were various and delicious. Do not forget to taste the Ayran: a wonderful yogurt for dinner in its typical "bowl and spoon"! ;)
The place was interesting with many many lanterns in the garden... Even if I was sorry seeing several birds in cage...
Surely, it was different from the other near restaurants.
Try it!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The atmosphere is great. You can either dine inside the old house or in the garden section. Very tasteful decoration.
Food is delicious but keep in mind that this restaurant offers Diyarbakir (city in Turkey) local cuisine. So you will be eating a special menu, prepared with special ingredients and meat coming from that particular region.
It is delicious. Some food may be spicy, meat is generally lamb meat (is very soft and tasty). And not all but some food contains more than usual amount of butter.
"Ayran" - special yogurt drink - is served in a special plate and tastes wonderful.
At the end of the meal, don't forget to taste Mirra (a special coffee, kind of like Turkish espresso, you need to drink it up like a shot, but it is very very tasty - a guy in local dress serves it. Actually, the guy reminded me of a Sicilian villager from the Godfather movie :))

The service was great, the food is delicious, the price is very "normal". They serve alcoholic beverages.
Great place for informal business gatherings, for couples, for family.

  • Visited November 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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