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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Elif's Cafe

Elif's Cafe
Ranked #21 of 52 Restaurants in Ovacik
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on the main road - Attatrurk Caddesi right opposite the New bsakery
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Don't let the initial look of Elif's put you off. You could easily walk past the best restaurant in Ovacik if you do......
Perched almost on the kerb with a few tables set further back, it not the most obvious looking place to stop for a relaxing evening meal.
Please, try it. You won't regret it.
We visited many times while we were on holiday and every time the food was fantastic. The mezes are fabulous and the kebabs were the best we had during our whole holiday. Also try the Otomen Chicken - wonderful.
Elif's was also the only place where we had red wine served at the correct temperature. Most red wines need to be served between 10-15 degrees, and 'room' temperature in Turkey is about 25 degrees - therefore reds need to be chilled a little.
This place is a must visit while in Ovacik.

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Roydon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Relaxing Laid Back Atmosphere”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Great food-excellent service with a smile....
Try 'Elif Cafe Special ' scrumtious
We go back time and time again.......

  • Visited June 2012
    • Value
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1 Thank ravinglooney
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York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love it”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Superb food and lovely atmospere. Very reasonably priced. Will be back in September

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank YorkNico
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Five times in 2 weeks.”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Excellent food at this small family run cafe, so good we ate there five times in our 2 week stay. Real Turkish food cooked by the mother and father, with service from their son Kurt. Lovely Turkish meze's, chargrilled meat and fresh vegetables, beautiful salads and really fresh fish. Highly recommended!

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Baba_Oriley1916
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Scotland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Superb food, you must try the mezze! Lovely welcoming staff.

Visited September 2011
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Thank GJMEP
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