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“Charming family restaurant”
Review of Mercan Restaurant

Mercan Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 20 Restaurants in Sirince
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Maine
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Charming family restaurant”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a small family-run restaurant on a side street in Sirince. We had to ask one of the merchants on the main street where it was. He said it would be hard for us to find on own, so he called the restaurant and the lady came in 5 minutes to lead us up several residential alleys to her restaurant. Its uphill perch allows for a lovely view over the homes on the opposite hillside. The place is charming, with tables and chairs painted pastel colors and even pastel lightbulbs. We sat on the outdoor terrace, but they have courtyard seating and indoor seating as well. Menus is the usual Turkish mezes and choices but food was very good. We ordered a spinach and cheese gozleme (crepelike pancake), which the lady prepared by hand and cooked in an open fireplace on a cast iron grill. It was delicious. We also had the manti, a type of short Turkish pasta served with yogurt and sweet red pepper sauce, and the homemade borek. Both were also delicious. (I had manti later in the trip in another town, and it was so drowned in yogurt that I couldn't eat it. The proportions in this version were perfect.) The lady's son speaks some English. This restaurant is worth seeking out. They serve beer and wine.

  • Visited October 2013
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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“Fantastic local food”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We ate dinner here on our first night in Sirince and we were so impressed that we returned the next night. Great local food!

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Ludington, Michigan
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Very Good and Very Reasonable”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We are staying in Sirince for two nights and decided to go to this restaurant the first night. The weather was quite chilly so we chose a table close to the open fire. I had a "pancake" with Spinach and Cheese and we watched it being made. My husband had a sliced beef dish with tomatoes and onions and I had a stir fried chicken dish also with tomatoes and onions. Our food was quite tasty however the onions were so strong that neither of us could eat them.

My Husband had a beer and our total bill was 37 TL that included one pancake and two entrees. Another family was eating there and the mother worked in an Information center in Selcuk so she helped us with our menu choices. It was fun to interact with some of the locals.

I would highly reccommend this restaurant. Good value!

  • Visited October 2013
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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252 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Great family owned restaurant with great prices”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

My wife and I ate at this restaurant for dinner. There was only one other couple eating which was a bit concerning. Turns out the other couple was a local who worked at a Tourist office and spoke excellent English. She spoke highly of the restaurant and helped us with the menu. The old woman next to the fireplace makes "Turkish pancakes". This is dough that is rolled out extremely thin (like a crepe ). And filled with the filling of your choice. We chose spinach and cheese. It is folded over and grilled over the open fire. For the main we had a beef vegetable dish and a chicken dish. Total cost including a beer was 34TL.....the price was terrific and so was the quality.

Just watching the old woman make the Turkish pancake was worth the trip

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Mercann is a stunning oasis in Sirince.

We stumbled across it on a hot sunny day in need of space for a quiet beer. It is set slightly away from the shops and other restuarants so was much quieter. However is has a covered terrace with stunning views but is only about 1min walk away from the main drag.

Beer was cheap by Turkey tourist standards and complimentary meze kept coming. The other food looked and smelled stunning and we would have preferred to eat a meal here but unfortunately had already committed elsewhere.

The family spoke virtually no english but were so hospitable and welcoming.

Please visit if you are in Sirince.

  • Visited June 2013
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