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“Brilliant Freshly Cooked Turkish "Pies"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gozlemecim

Gozlemecim
Kizlar Agasi Yani, 897 sokak no:19 Kemeralti, Izmir, Turkey
232 4452748
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Ranked #1 of 2,148 Restaurants in Izmir
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Telford, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Brilliant Freshly Cooked Turkish "Pies"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The choice is vast, but you are helped along by the engaging waiters. Gozlemecim is not strictly a restaurant and not quite street food. Easy to find at the edge of the Bazaar area the welcome is great, food delicious and you eat at small tables clustered against a wall as the life of the Bazaar walks by. Ordering is simple: pick your favourite combination of ingredients and they are wrapped in a very light thin dough which is then cooked on an oiled griddle. This is local food at its very best, not a tourist trap as most of those around me were locals. Excellent for a short lunch during a busy day in Izmir. Try a yoghurt drink (Ayran) with it as it matched the pie perfectly.

Visited July 2014
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Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great taste, hundreds choice ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was walking around market on Sunday which most places close found this traditional Turkish food restaurant. It is fabulous food, great service and take a nice cool breeze while Izmir's hot summer day burnt out rest.

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Uppsala
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Different and great food and personal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great place, very special food that you can kind of design by yourseld, very heplful and nice personal! Rate of quality/amount/price is good!

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Izmir, Turkey
1 review
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“a nice lovely place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Weirdly one of our Eramus stuedents showed this place to us. It is very clean and the owner of this place is a great guy. The food is very good and you can choose what ever you want. I still go there every visit of mine to Kemeraltı. Also if you can't eat every thing you have 500 alternative here.

  • Visited June 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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Richmond, VA
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I went to Gözlemecim on May 30th based on Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The restaurant was not difficult to find based on the map from Tripadvisor. It is nestled in the local bazaar which was great for wandering. Cim, the owner/chef, recommended a mixture of at least 4 ingredients. My wife had minced meat, yellow cheese, eggplant, mushrooms, and mixed spinach. I had the spicy Turkish sausage, potatoes, mushrooms, yellow cheese, and egg (based on Cim's recommendation). In fact, Cim was making suggestions for both of us as to what would go best with the meat we were ordering. Both meals were very tasty. The portions were large and neither one of us finished despite the fact we were rather hungry at the time (it was about 1:30 in the afternoon). If we ever get back there, we will share a regular gözleme and order a dessert one!

  • Visited May 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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