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Topdeck Cave is a family-run restaurant, situated in the family house on the ground floor in a cave which used to be a stable. The owner Mustafa prepares and serves the food himself, making you feel as part of his family. Simple menu changes daily, offering a wide variety of 12 local appetizers (meze), 5 hot starters, a choice of one soup of the day and 5-6 main courses, also a variety of desserts. All ingredients are fresh, coming from local farmers. The open kitchen offers an opportunity to watch how food is being prepared. Open from 5.00PM to 11.15PM.
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food. We ordered the 12 meze platter, along with the lamb and chicken pastries. They were delicious. Had the chicken and lamb pieces mains, equally good. Would happily go back anytime. Staff were great, Mustafa (the chef) was really friendly. Great last night out...in Goreme.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed October 23, 2023 via mobile

It is located in a headen place. But it was worth it. We were lucky the time we went had few tables available as apparently you must book for dinner in advance. The food and atmosphere were great. Price wise was reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 9, 2023 via mobile

Excellent dinner! Superb family restaurant, the manager is very kind and runs a fantastic place with excellent food and service situated in a cave- characteristic of the region. The Meze plate is generous and all of the mezes in addition to the other options we...tried are terrific. Price/ quality is very fair. I absolutely recommend going to the restaurant, if we had another night in Goreme we would have returned!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 29, 2023 via mobile

Fantastic cosy restaurant tucked away in a backstreet in Cappdocia. The food was really tasty, we ordered a 7 plate cold meze starter, cheese borek and a lamb pastry starter between two of us which filled us up. We also finished our meal with a...baklava and ice cream dessert which was out of this world. The portion sizes and prices are very reasonable and would 100% recommend. Definitely book in advance if possible during peak periods as it tends to get very busy and booked up!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 27, 2023 via mobile

I’m a tourist in Gorem. I made a reservation for top deck the evening before through instagram. I got a reply that asked me if it’s possible to move half an hour later. I confirmed! It’s ok!!! That was 7:20 pm At 1125pm I got...a message asking for my name. Unfortunately I didn’t see this till 1:25pm today. My reservation was cancelled although I confirmed it!!! When I called to sort it out I was rudely said that I shouldn’t complain as I’m on holiday and that they don’t want complaining people like me coming to eat with them. Talking of being rude….. Very disappointing behavior in a country that is always so nice and friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Mustafa Çiftçi, Owner at Topdeck Cave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2023

Please get your facts straight. This person clearly doesn't know how to make a reservation. You didn't get a "CONFIRMATION MESSAGE TO SAY YOUR RESERVATION WAS CONFIRMED" which we send to ALL OF OUR CONFIRMED GUESTS. You scolded our personnel which is my daughter on...More

Reviewed September 6, 2023

This restaurant is a lovely cosy family owned restaurant. The service was amazing - the waitress (who I believed to be the manager) was so helpful explaining the menu and all the different ingredients on the meze platter. The table was running behind schedule so...she gave us a complimentary glass of wine each! The food was delicious - the portions are big. The lamb was cooked very well. I recommend this place but ensure you book at its always booked up! We managed to get a last minute cancellation tableMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 15, 2023 via mobile

Go here. It’s a family owned and run business and a lot of the fresh produce is grown right in the area on their farm. The food was delicious, incredibly well-priced and large portion sizes. The service was exceptional and the experience being in the...cave was fantastic. The gozleme were divine and the beef and lamb dishes were spectacular. Go hungry and over order - it’s well worth it.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 14, 2023 via mobile

Price was amazing but food was average. We paid around £20 for two people and ordered a large meze, two glasses of wine, large water, fresh orange juice, lamb fried rolls and the meat ravioli. The restaurant was fully booked and we needed to make...a reservation with 2 days notice so our expectations were high. The meze labelled as “large” was very small and only one plate large. The meze food was quite basic and didn’t have a “wow” factor. The lamb rolls were very nice! However, the main course ravioli was served cold which we realised after was how it was meant to be served but ravioli is traditionally warm and so it would have been good to be told this on the menu. The staff were very polite and friendly but I believe that the restaurant has high demand due to such cheap prices. The cave was humid and we only realised once we left that the other side of the cave got aircon. Another point that didn’t affect us - when making your booking, check where you’re sat as some seats are on the floor whilst others are proper chairs.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023 via mobile

We were keen to try a cave dining experience and absolutely loved this place. The restaurant has an ultra authentic vibe but it is quite small so I suggest you make a reservation to avoid disappointment. The food was delicious. The meze plates were beautifully...presented and super tasty. There were only 4-5 main options and all of the ones we tried were mouth-wateringly tender and delicious. Interestingly this seems to be one of the few restaurants in Goreme that offers local wine by the glass (as well as the bottle). Everything was very reasonably priced too. The service was excellent. Despite being super busy the team always kept an eye on the table to ensure that you had a drink and were enjoying your meal. We’re going back tonight!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 12, 2023

In the centre of Goreme but away from the other touristic restaurants. It is a small and cozy restaurant so reservation is recommended with friendly staff and great atmosphere. We booked one day in advance for sitting on the floor on rugs and cushions. Food...is delicious, and prices are excellent. Great little place in Goreme.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 29, 2023

Out of 4 nights I had in Göreme, I ate here 3 - and the other night they were closed. Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great value. Be sure to book ahead.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 19, 2023 via mobile

Great little place in Goreme. Food is delicious, service is wonderful, & prices are excellent. My partner and I had 2 appies, 2 mains, drinks, teas, and dessert for less than $40 cad including tip. We were lucky enough to snag a table without a...reservation and enjoyed dinner so much we came back the next night.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 11, 2023 via mobile

We booked one day in advance bcz the restaurant is always full & you won’t get a table without reservation! The service was exceptional! They were friendly, cordial & very welcoming! The reason I’m giving 4* is bcz the food didn’t live up to its...expectations! We ordered lamb chops, beef strips & baklava! It was all good but not great!! In fact the previous night we had eaten at the restaurant next door - Wooden Spoon & the food there was far better! But it’s better than a lot of other restaurants in the area so if you have 3/4 meals to eat, then yes definitely go here!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 10, 2023 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. What more do you need? The place is small so it pays to book. But the experience is worth it. This was far and away the best food we had in our stay in Cappadocia.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 9, 2023 via mobile

Well priced home made Turkish food. Traditional restaurant within a cave with wonderful friendly service. Option of sitting at a standard table and chairs or on the floor on rugs / cushions.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Topdeck Cave Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5