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Mahmut's Restaurant

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Islamlar Koyu, Kalkan, Turkey
90 242 838 6344
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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Quite simply, the best trout I've ever tasted in a peaceful, stunning spot high up in the quaint village of Islamar with amazing views.

Thank 833will
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Islamlar is one of my favorite places in Asia Minor and Mahmut is a superb host with plain honest cooking and the service you'd expect. Do check out his occasional belly dancing nights - seriously!

Thank Ah10101
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Considering we went up to Mahmut's on the worst day weather wise - it was torrential rain Eype turned up only slightly after our pick up time so we take our hat off to him for that. We ordered the Meat meze and a bottle of wine, but sadly we were disappointed with what we were served. The cold meze... More 

1 Thank bernard p
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Worth the short drive up into the hills, or, the spectacular and very scenic drive, if you miss the first left turning out of Kalkan and go the long way round, as we did on our first visit to the trout restaurants! We had the amazing rocket and fried halumi cheese as starter, which is very Moorish - I wish... More 

Thank Catherinele1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had the set trout menu, various staters appeared, several actually all very tasty and delicious. Then came the trout, wow can safely say, it's the best cooked trout I have ever tasted. Cooked perfectly and so moist and tasty (had grilled option) Great location, stunning views and good atmosphere. Service was brilliant including the option of being collected and dropped... More 

1 Thank Andy W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We have looked for this place many times but always missed it well it is everything it is cracked up to be for very little money. We had trout with almond and trout with orange with chips and salad. We were so full we could hardly move Trout was fresh and delicious. Very basic decor but very tranquil in the... More 

Thank yogalol55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

very nice location and friendly owner. The fish there is a must (fresh and tasty). We had breakfast and lunch there. In both times, the food was fresh and felt like home made food.

1 Thank Saleem_2010
Perthshire Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great place to visit for a change in the August heat . They will collect you free of charge from your accommodation ( but you will have to chose one of their set meals at around 45tl per person - around £13 to qualify). A very good deal really for a delicious selection of hot and cold mezes, rocket salad... More 

Thank threemusketeers68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited three years in a row, perfect spot for a deliciously fresh lunch with an amazing view. Requires car or taxi and a map to reach, but worth the effort. Freshest trout ever...

Thank G B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Two of only 4 diners in what quiet a large restaurant, large menu but only around half of it available, had a selection of very good mezzes and some very poor lamb sold as a casserole and really a stir fry. With some calamari that would have presented a challenge to one of the local goats, it was that chewy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Turkish, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Islamlar Koyu, Kalkan, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Mediterranean Coast  >  Antalya Province  >  Kalkan
  • Phone Number: 90 242 838 6344

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