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“Excellent value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of odak - CLOSED

odak
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Herts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Fantastic food at a very reasonable price. The family buisiness is run all year round and we were treated to excellent, friendly service and delicious, freshly cooked food. The restaurant is at the top end of town near the taxi rank so it doesn't have the best view but it certainly provided one of the best meals of the holiday. Be prepared for a bit of a wait for the food as it is all cooked freshly by the family, but it is certainly worth the wait.

Visited August 2012
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Thank HertsRosie
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75 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Norfolk
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“WYSIWYG”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

What you see is what you get. That is exactly what the family here provide.
Its good food at a good price - no - its great food at a good price. Dont expect gourmet cooking but you will not be disappointed/
You will not be sorry to spend time here - its about time we accepted restaurants for what they are - its not pretentious and does not try to push you but you will be happy with what you get

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Colincjr
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Don't walk past this restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Odak is one of those restaurants that makes you feel you have discovered a little piece of the real Turkish cuisine. It's not on the harbour, and not a picturesque roof terrace restaurant, and its location is definately one that most tourists walk past on their way down into town. However, it would be a shame not to visit this restaurant at least once during your stay, although, having had a fantastic meal the first time, we actually made a point of going back for a second time.

We were initially attracted by their 'special' which is a meze for two, followed by a dish of sizzling chicken and sizzling beef with rice,. This came to 30 lire, which is approximately £10 ( for two!). We also had a good bottle of white wine for 20 lire, which represents fantastic value. I have to add, that the food was beautifully cooked, and you can watch the chef working in an open plan kitchen with a couple of helpers prepping. The husband and wife, who own this restaurant, are lovely, and it was also great to watch their young daughter learning the restaurant business. The next time we visited, I had lamb cutlets ( a favourite of mine) and they turned out to be the best cutlets I managed to find in Kalkan - and still very good value for money.

Do give Odak a try - it's a lovely little restaurant, run by lovely, lovely people who went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful meal (both times!)

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Mags M
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Istanbul
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious food for very good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

The food was delicious the restaurant is operated by a very charming family and everything is freshly prepared. The meze Plettar and the meat was fabulous and all for a very cheap price

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank tolgaakr
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Richmond, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Simple but excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

This simple lokanta situated overlooking Kalkan's main street [ just before the PTT on the left] is easy to miss by those looking for fancy places down by the harbour.
However do not walk past it as although a very unassuming place it serves excellent food in a familly atmosphere at really good prices
Try their special menu as for 30 TL for two people - yes two people you gat a large plate of mixed mezes and then a choice of beef, chicken or beef kavurma [ a sort of sote dish ] with vegetables and salad
Or try their other dishes-the liver is also excellent as are the lamb chops
Add this to Kavak / Dikmen wine at 20 TL a bottle and you cannot go wrong
If you reserve a table at the fron you can watch the other tourists wandering down from their rented villas and hotels into the village to spend much more monety in other places

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Kevincat99
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