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Tavaci Recep Usta

#1 of 2,388 Restaurants in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Ataturk Caddesi No:364 Alsancak, Izmir 35220, Turkey
+90 232 463 8797
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Amman, Jordan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered sac mixed meat and was very good. Service was excellent. Price however was relatively acceptable. They offered free desert and tea. Parking was difficult though. Menus have no prices.

Thank Ghandi Y
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the place, the atmosphere with its simple yet astonishing decoration. The service is superb and the manager Mr. Mustafa was very helpful and a very kind host. We had the stuffed lamb on cracked wheat. The food is amazing. Thank you for such a quality place...

Thank Samar A
Kyrenia, Cyprus
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great night, lights, trees, Birds and professional service mixed with Very nice mezes and meat. It was a great night. Prices are a bit high but ıts worth for it. Manager 'Mustafa' is a great advisor for what to eat. Thanks to Mustafa and his team.

Thank Ozbek1
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Well , first of all style does not meet the location since this location is famous with Fish Restaurants and Beer Pubs. The food is not good enough to deserve the high prices , too much ordinary.It is possible to have much better similar things in ordinary KEBAP restaurants at much cheaper prices. Better not to spend time &money here

Thank arthurIzmir
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to come for authentic atmosphere and quality food. They also serve alcohol here. We chose 2 meat dishes here. Both were very tasty but note that the portions are very big here and we struggled to finish 1 of them! Meze starters arrive after you've ordered - mostly meaty and very nice. We ordered the... More 

Thank Jaffame
Cairo, Egypt
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We arrived at around 9:00 pm and most of the items on the menu were not available... very crowded place but we managed to find a table without prior reservation. Food and service are very commercial due to the number of tables they have to serve. For me, the food and experience were less than ordinary. The atmosphere is good... More 

Izmir, Turkey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Do not order meal per person. Starters and desserts served free. Do it like a 1:2 2:3 3:5 ratio. "Kaburga" is the special one. Just wine and beer (33cl by default) as alcohol.

Thank Hazar A
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Right in front of Izmir central seaside. It is a formed in an excellent way inside and outdoors. Tried the best of all cuzu dolma (lamp wrapped). Starters come without order in small pieces and the are delicious. Mainly meat in several but unbelievable cooked or grilled. Always almost full but the service remains very high. Don't worry about parking...... More 

Thank Karatzogiannis C
Arlington, Virginia
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248 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews, I found this place to be only mediocre. The service was fairly snappy, and the menu is vast, but we were not amazed by our choices. I would happily try it again, but I do not see what all the fuss is about.

Thank RPH80
Izmir, Turkey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This is not the first time we have visited Recep Usta, but it will be the last. We ate in a large group and were totally shocked when our drinks bill had been calculated at 40 TL (€12) per glass of average quality wine. Diners should beware and not make the same mistake.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:30 am
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ataturk Caddesi No:364 Alsancak, Izmir 35220, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Izmir
  • Phone Number: +90 232 463 8797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?