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Ihlara valley, Belisirma, Turkey
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Brilliant service, yummy food, best bread ever, friendly service and very prompt service with a fantastic smile from the waiter

Thank Mandie B
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213 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Down there , at the very bottom of Ihlara Valley , on the river's shore , we found this restaurant . We were lucky to be able to sit in one of the floating booths where it's completely different as compared to the indoor , canteen-like halls. The meals were very well done ; we had a 'to share '... More 

Thank Cetatzeni
Monterrey, Mexico
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254 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2014

After walking the Ihlara valley, we Ended up in this nice hotel by the river... Thank G. It was very warm inside! The food is good, with a delicious hot soup and Apple tea....chiken was very good and spicy....

Thank AnaH32
Ankara, Turkey
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

Realy nice place middle of the ihlara valley . you can get lunch beside of the melendiz river in there

Thank libra2014
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We paid twice as much for a meal here as would have anywhere else (including resort towns). Portions were small, prices were huge, service was cursory. The place was full of bus tour groups and the focus was on them. We waited 30 mins for the account and then gave up and found someone to take the payment inside. And... More 

2 Thank Janglen9
Annapolis, MD
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229 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We were directed to Belisirma Restaurant by a forth generation cappadochian. He said he always orders the fresh trout so we followed his advice. There are other tourist places in the valley so I suspect some of the poorer reviews may have been for them. We drove down the narrow road and initially were the only diners. The place is... More 

2 Thank napman
Lyon, France
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

First, I suspect that one reviewer is confused about this restaurant. This is NOT the one most of th bus tours go to (There is another one farther on.). We only saw one tour while we were there, but lots of buses. We stopped here in order to avoid the bus tours and had the downstairs almost to ourselves. Built... More 

Thank joneall
Wellington, New Zealand
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728 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

The drive down to Belisirma in the heart of Ihlara Valley was picturesque and well worth the effort. After parking the car the first thing we encountered was this attractive and inviting restaurant. The shade of the cute little huts, not to mention the opportunity to immerse my feet in the cool clear waters of Melendiz Stream, won me over... More 

1 Thank KiwiKerry53
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

This was the worst meal i've had after a week of traveling around turkey, which includes many meals of street food. It is unfortunately the restaurant tour companies choose to use as their inclusive lunch. Our tour group called 2 hrs ahead to place an order and it still took 45 min to get food that was average, all the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

For the first I'd like to point out that this restaurant is NOT in Göreme. Ihlara Valley is more than 100 km from Göreme. It is the place where most of the tours have a lunch break. I took a green tour last week and also visited Belisirma restaurant. I don't think that the food was that awful at all.... More 

1 Thank Marianne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ihlara valley, Belisirma, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Aksaray Province  >  Belisirma
Part of the Goreme 'Green Tour'

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?