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“Great experience and refreshingly, NO HARD SELL !!”
Review of Ilyada Resaturant - CLOSED

Ilyada Resaturant
Price range: $7 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Have just come back from Kalkan and would recommend this place to anyone. Refreshingly there is no hard sell, but don't just walk by - you will not regret going into the Ilyada. From the minute Sal the Turkish greeter out front welcomes you in, you can be assured of a quality experience. He is so friendly, funny and knowledgable and having lived in the UK for 20 years will put you at ease immediately - and he knows his food ! lol ! From then on in its all good: the staff, the food, the atmosphere and its the kind of place worth going back to - you'll be treated like a friend. Thank you all at the Ilyada for good times.

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1  Thank Melek123
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

What a great restaurant , right in the centre of kalkan town overlooking the harbour. The food is really nice, the shish kebabs are really succulent I tried chicken and lamb , comes with a nice salad and I paid extra for some chips which are fried in olive oil, so much nicer than plain sunflower oil!! If you go enough times they will reserve a table overlooking the harbour for you. My wife has a wheat intolerance and they even made dishes up specially for her. Ask for Solly the main greeter, nice guy Turkish from Hertfordshire.

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2  Thank jansen555
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Comparing the restaurants in Kalkan is difficult as we didn't have a bad meal anywhere. However the service here was first class! The staff were very friendly, not overly intrusive but engaging. The lamb shank was great, but there was also a decent sized meze starter included, which many of the other restaurants didn't seem to do (other than supplying a few slices of bread or a warm roll). Reasonably priced compared to the restaurants either side on this harbour front location.

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1  Thank Alex D
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Cannot rate Ilyada highly enough! Been to Kalkan 4 years in a row and this year it was for my 21st with a large group of friends, and ilyada threw a birthday party for me! There was cake, balloons, fireworks, singing, dancing and plenty of delicious food! I was completely overwhelmed at the spread that they put on for us and how lovely the staff were. We went back to the restaurant muliple times throughout the holiday and the food was fantastic as always, definitely one of the best restaurants in Kalkan. The service and atmosphere are great, we love to be down on the harbour! We will definitely be back again next year!

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1  Thank Kirsty M
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The staff just made us feel special, they were chatty, welcoming and the main reason we went back more than once.
The food was plentiful but did not comprise on the quality, on both nights we had meze dips, plenty of bread on the first night I had the Paper Fish which was so lovely and my partner had Meatballs which equally as good. The second time my partner had the wonderful Paper Fish and i had Lamb dish, both nights we had wine and i recieved a complimentry cocktail which was sooooo lovely.
We returned for a drink before leaving.
We will be back when we return

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1  Thank Claire W
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