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“Atmospheric restaurant, live music from owner, great food”

Hayta Meyhane Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 206 Restaurants in Kas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was one of our earlier restaurant stops during our two weeks in Kas. Rather than follow the guidebooks/websites we decided we would wander round, get a little lost and pick somewhere we liked the feel of. We settled on the Hayta. The Hayta is up a narrow side alley on a slight incline. We sat at one of the tables on the alley facing the restaurant under a green leaved canopy. As the evening set in and night fell the area was lit up beautifully. The mezze were not all that well displayed in a dark counter inside the restaurant but the ones we picked were very good. My wife had lamb kebabs which were perfectly cooked, not overdone and very lean, I had the octopus which was excellent and the children had chicken schnitzel. All very good. As the evening progressed the owner then proceeded to sing accompanied by his Oud. Although it was a little impenetrable for us it still very much added to the atmosphere. The staff were great and attentive and for most of the early part of the evening the only other diners were local's sharing a few Raki's. It wasn't the best value restaurant we ate at but one of the more memorable ones for the location and atmosphere.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We first visited Hayta in October 2012 on a wet and windy night and loved the cosy feel of the restaurant and their well-prepared meze. On our latest visit to Kaş we decided to check it out one more time.
As it was early summer we could sit at a table in the small street outside. The menu is written on a large chalkboard outside the restaurant, or you can choose your meze from the display cabinet inside. The borek were perfect, as were all the meze we tried. What is more, the quality of the food matched higher rated restaurantsbut the prices were much more competitive. In three nights this was the cheapest meal we ate, and we like to eat (and drink!)

The live music was good, the only problem is Hayta's location next to a jazz bar. The night we visited there was a duo churning out rather mediochre blues, if we had sat further up the street we could have enjoyed the Turkish music better.

The evening was completed by a visit to our table by Hayta, the lovely Golden Retriever the restaurant is named for. Service was efficient and friendly. All in all the best meal we ate in Kaş.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We saw this place during the afternoon and chatted with the front man about the advertised live music and explained wanted somewhere nice for my birthday that evening.
Was assured live music every night, so went back later.
The live music never materialised, but the general music in the restaurant and the atmosphere, apart from some people smoking which they shouldn't have been, was lovely.
The calamari, hallumi and chicken spring rolls were all perfectly cooked, freshly made by where we were sitting, for mains we had Albanian style liver and chicken casserole, again cooked fresh and delicious.
The waiter remembered it was my birthday and brought fresh fruit beautifully displayed with a candle.
Really friendly waiter and a lovely evening.
Definitely recommend.

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1  Thank Linda H
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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Placed in a nice small street
Clean place but
Extremely slow service
Terrible live music
Mediocre food
I won't go there again

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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Book a table but when we arrived they didn't keep one for us , but we went for a drink and we were sat , service poor but I think we managed to get it right using your hands or shout ! Food very good and live local music was very good the atmosphere was excellent . Worth a visit .

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Thank Fiona M
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