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“lovely restaurant”
Review of Special Restaurant

Special Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 302 Restaurants in Kusadasi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish, European
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“lovely restaurant”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

this restaurant is a lovely place to eat, owner and staff very friendly and welcoming food is lovely ate there almost every night even though we stayed in an all inclusive hotel. I would highly recommend this restaurant. going back in September

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank 239nicola
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Stafford UK
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Make sure you get all, what's on the Menu”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Not overpriced by local restaurant prices. Visited June 27th 2013)
My gripe is that it states on the menu. 'All dishes come with Chips or Roast,+ Mashed Pots. Rice Salad, Fried Onions and Mushrooms.
I ordered a Mexican Steak about 26tl (about £7.75GBP) asking for Roast pots did not want chips, (rarely eat chips) I was told that was fine. On arrival of the Steak, there was a small portion of rice + chips (undercooked) and two thin slices of tomatoe and cucumber. The plate was devoid of any of the advertised veg that should accompany the meal. I questioned where was the rest of the veg etc and that I did not order chips (which were undercooked) with the meal but roast pots.They took away my plate and on return were more chips on the plate,still undercooked. They removed the plate of food abd bought out a dish of frest chips. Still undercooked, I told them to take them away as I did not order or want chips with my meal They apologised and brought out (a few mins late in seperate dishes the Musrooms /rice/salad/ Roast pot and onions .Along with my Steak.
The Steak was delicious and after the intial hiccup with the veg etc, it was cooked well (aside from the chips) and there was plenty of it.
I rarely eat at this type of restaurant as I prefer traditional Turkish food. Having said that. If you want a restaurant that has a good choice of foods from Chinese/Indian/English/European/ Turkish etc and mainly visited by English holiday makers, then maybe this one is for you. They do also a free pick up/drop off (saves on Taxi/bus fares) to your agreed accomodation. Also on Thurs nights there is a Turkish night which involves Belly Dancer and sing along/dancing.
My advice make sure you get what you have paid for on the menu and tell them if you dont get it. This seems to happen in quite a few restaurants, they try to miss off what they say you should have with the meal (economics?). be polite but firm with your request.
On our visit they were very busy (Turkish Night)
Special restaurant staff are friendly and helpful, but they lack a few refinements when it comes to service.
Would I visit again. Yes (thumbs Up) if I wanted a good Steak with all the trimmings.
Can eat at cheaper restaurants,( have visited Kusadasi for the past 25 years) but this is a good all rounder for choice.
Ask for Jimmy the waiter with the all friendly smile and welcome.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank ABONJUK
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

I visit this place every time I am in Kusadasi, the staff make you feel so friendly - never seem to I forget a face.

Highly recommend the onion bajhai's and the chilli con carne.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Caroline W
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“special very special!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

my self n friend went to special three nights out of our weeks stay and had a great time there , food is lovely n staff are great craic especially jimmy n ali who looked after us very well , lifts back to apts n had great laugh with jimmy n bucket , im sure jimmy will remember!! WE we're two Dublin ladies that we're staying in the altinbas apts , will be back in September and will be paying a visit to special for definite, can't wait !! Carmel n Maura x

Visited April 2013
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Thank carmelmarkey1
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Navan, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I've only really had breakfast here, Great stop before the crazy market. Lovely staff and great food, full irish breakfast for 14TL and it is lovely. everyone is so nice and helpful there :)

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Kerry B
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