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Tavaci Recep Usta

#1 of 2,370 Restaurants in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Ataturk Caddesi No:364 Alsancak, Izmir 35220, Turkey
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank PinkGinMerhaba
Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Great location perfect Turkish food. Unbeatable prices. Must visit definitely. Only problem is parking because of the location.

Thank S G
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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66 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I went with a group of families. It was recommended for it,s quality food. Agree, food was good but for the others. My dish was delayed till every one has finished his meal, so I had to cancel my order as every body was leaving. Menu has no price !. Is this legal. Dishes are very expensive when you compare... More 

1 Thank Abdullah A
Antalya, Turkey
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165 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

First of all this place is not cheap. However one of the best restaurant I ve ever been. Highly recommend u to taste kaburga and kuzu tava. And deserts are also great. Location is near the sea and best time to be there around sunset. Definitely worth it. Enjoy...

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Private Dining
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: 232-463-8797

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