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Tavaci Recep Usta

#1 of 2,410 Restaurants in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Ulus Mahallesi, Ataturk Cd. No: 364 | Alsancak, Izmir 35220, Turkey
+90 232 463 8797
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here following a recommendation from some locals but the experience has been very bad. The place is looking much nicer from outside than inside, where it is old and smelly. First difficulty is that no English communication was possible. Then the menu was without prices and, upon our request they toke us a piece of paper with... More 

Thank MBL79
Berlin, Germany
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is fot dure one of the best restaurants of the world! Delicious, friendly, honest... The atmosphere, the cardamon coffee... And for sure, the people of IZMIR! The facts: - Clean place - Fresh delicious food - Good prices... - Friendly waiters... They know, before you know... Perfect evening...

Thank Arkadier1967
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious, well presentation and wonderful testy Turkish food and kebabs. Highly recommended. Must go there to enjoy a nice lunch or evening dining in "Izmir Kordon"

Thank TC Bülent E
Montelimar, France
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for a business lunch, invited by a local host. There is a big variety of Turkish dishes and appetizers. I had the Giaourtlou Kebab - Great. Their lamb dishes also looked very nice. Great location on the sea front, indoor and outdoor space available. Must be very popular place for locals, since there are a lot of photos of... More 

Thank Mats H
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice typical 'atmospheric' Izmir night on the Cordon and I was attracted by a beautiful old mansion which housed a restaurant. It was fully booked and people were enjoying typical Turkish grilled food. Lucky for me ... the place is big and a very friendly waiter arranged me soon a nice place along the wall enlivened with... More 

Thank LouiskeDeVos
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Food is very, very good, well prepared, well served, well presented. The restaurant is pleasantly busy but not noisy. The staff is attentive and polite. Prices are normal, given that the small appetizers, dessert and coffee are free. They serve Wine and beer.

Thank anselmodapadova
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Well cooked and served Traditional Turkish food. Surprisingly they serve beer and wine. Very good and friendly service; speak English too. Romantic and prestigious location in front of the sea. Tip: drink Turkish coffee the traditional way and be ready for the irresistible sweets.

Thank Nikos V
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Ιncredible restaurant with great dishes and very good service. The environment is very beautiful and amazing decoration with beautiful fotografies. Τhe upward floor is Ιncredible and reminds you vip space.

Thank Xenofon Z
East Jerusalem
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Excellent food, Excellent friendly staff and service reasonable price well located at the Marina in a historical House and garden

Thank Traveller-Experience
Essex, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Dinner here was very pleasing. We ordered the lamb rib platter (not sure about the turkish name). My taste buds actually enjoyed the experience thoroughly. Service was good. The complementary starter bits and the dessert were very nice.. Reasonably priced as well. Would probably return on my next trip to Izmir.

Thank Docta_hu

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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, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: Ulus Mahallesi, Ataturk Cd. 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?