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“Beautiful patio, terrible food”

Boomerang Guesthouse & Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 112 Restaurants in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $11
Cuisines: Asian, Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Boomerang Garden Restaurant located right next to the Ephesus museum next to the boomerang guest house you can have a Chinese & Turkish cuisine dishes lovely yard outdoor seating and indoor area reasonable price
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were drawn here by the excellent reviews and were just floored by how absolutely terrible the food was. Four of us ordered a mix of traditional and asian dishes for lunch. The Turkish kebap was very dry to the point of being almost crispy. The chicken stir-fry was ok, with a mix of mildly seasoned frozen veggies. But what really left us bewildered was the veggie stir-fry, which had 1 ingredient: bok choy.

The location is very convenient to the lower entrance to Ephesus (5 minutes by car max). The Aussie owner was there and was a very nice gentleman, and the yard itself is quite lovely with lounging patrons reading books and smoking under the beautiful trees, but man was the food just terrible. I have no idea how some of the other reviewers could have had such a great experience. Maybe we caught them on an off day?

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4  Thank ThankfulKing
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights.Food excellent and good service.A spotlessly clean place with many attractive features.

4  Thank travellergirl2000
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Boomerang Guest House for two nights and ate at the restaurant both times. The food was the best we had in Turkey and was very reasonably priced. The outdoors restaurant has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is cool and breezy. look out for the stork's nest up in the neighbouring power line. Our room was lovely and very clean with good AC. The staff were incredibly helpful with advice on the next stages of our travels through turkey. Great location too, right across from the bus station. Would highly recommend them to anyone travelling through Selcuk!

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3  Thank MoniqueElizabeth
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were in Selcuk for several days staying at a nearby pension and ate at the Boomerang Garden on several occasions. We enjoyed a full dinner on one visit, lunch on another, and a late-night snack with wine the third time. We found the food delicious and very reasonably priced. It is a family run restaurant and the folks there make you feel very welcome. We met spouses and children, and were even treated to a slice of the owners birthday cake as his family celebrated with him. The staff is very friendly and were willing to give advice about which sights to visit and the best way to get to them. If we visit Selcuk again, we would definitely go back.

4  Thank Mike F
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were at a hotel around the corner and had dinner here a couple of nights. Good local food. Nice happy hour. Lovely location.

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5  Thank AnnieMV
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