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Ocak Restaurant

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Cakmakli Sok. No 22 | Goreme / Nevsehir, Goreme 50180, Turkey
+90 538 373 7485
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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We dined at Ocak our first evening in Goreme and just thoroughly enjoyed our experience. What a beautiful setting and view for our first night! It is located just down the hill from the Fairy Chimney Inn who referred us there. It is authentic local Turkish cuisine run by a very lovely family. The fire pit where the cooking is... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Ocak Guesthouse and Restaurant is the place to be when you are in Goreme! I arrive as a stranger and I instantly found a family here! Ethem and Muso with their children, Evrem and Kardelen are one of the best people you will ever meet in Cappadocia! Not to mention the sumptuous traditional cuisines they cook. Thank you for everything... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We ate here 3 of the 4 nights we were in Goreme. Lovely view with romantic lantern-lit tables, simple menu with beautifully-prepared dishes and best of all, some great conversation with the mother, father, daughter and cousin running this family business. Oh, and some really good wine as well.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My husband and I had been told about this restaurant by our hotel person and it was well reviewed by Trip Advisor so I was expecting a really good meal. Unfortunately, the expectations were not matched by the reality. We were the only people there which may be because it is getting late in the Season and this is not... More 

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1 Thank Judy L
san francisco, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We arrived here super late and they were so kind they stayed opened and fed us and were super patient as we relaxed and enjoyed our meal. The food was simple and delicious. We really felt like we were eating at home. Great experience and wonderful people. Thank you very much for your generosity and hospitality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We discovered this restaurant by chance, and it was a fortune! The terrace is the perfect location for a romantic dinner, the atmosphere is charming! Dishes are tasty (first of all the pottery kebab cooked on fire, in front of you). And if you'd like to taste a good local wine, get advice from the owner. During our next trip... More 

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is a terrace located between some rock chimneys. We went for dinner, they open until late. The place is rustic, very simple lightened with candles that creates a very romantic set. Drinking wine watching the Gorem valley lighted with candles was great. Food was very good and delicious wines. It's a very unique place, not commercial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife and I discovered this restaurant after seeking advice from some of the locals and thoroughly adored everything about it. First of all the service was absolutely amazing and the family who run the place were so lovely, particularly the charming daughter and her very entertaining father. It was a beautiful setting with a bonfire, star-lit sky and fairy... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

You must get the testi kebab, the bread on top is fluffy and perfect, the rice was delicious (maybe cooked with broth?) and the bread fluffy and warm. So so good

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant was just beautiful, the owners extremely friendly and the food of very high quality. They had a great selection of vegetarian dishes and the ingredients were fresh. We ate outdoors on the terrace with amazing views. The lighting was dim but this added to the ambiance, with the open fire with the pots of food cooking. We ate... More 

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ethem p, Propriétaire at Ocak Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your meals here. We'd like to thank you a lot for your revıew. We'll do our best to be worthy of it and hope to see you agaın soon! Kind regards, Ocak family. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $45
Cuisine
Turkish
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cakmakli Sok. No 22 | Goreme / Nevsehir, Goreme 50180, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Cappadocia  >  Goreme
  • Phone Number: +90 538 373 7485
Description
We offer you most authentic Turkish dinning experience right in the heart of Göreme. We are open everyday 6am-1am. You can see the stunning view of Göreme's famous sunrise and sunset right from our garden patio. All our food are carefully prepared with the freshiest local ingredients. Our guests are important for us, they are like brothers and sisters.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?