Lying in south central Turkey, the moonscaped region of Cappadocia, southeast of Ankara, is most famous for unique geological features called fairy chimneys. The large, cone-like formations were created over time by erosion of the relatively soft volcanic ash around them. Past cultures have dug into them to create dwellings, castles (like Uchisar) and even entire underground cities like Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, used as hiding places by early Christians. Nearby Kayseri is the gateway to the area.
Things to do in Cappadocia
5 based on 147 reviews
We offer two diffirent menus for our guests in our restaurant. These include the famous Turkish village cuisine like, casserole which is cooked in our tandir (oven on th ground), local round Turkish bread, soup cooked in tandir with bulgur(boiled and pounded wheat), Stuffed vine in olive oil, haricot beans cooked in tandir inside a traditional clay pot.You can find below our two diffirent menus below. Please make reservation before 5 hours. We are cooking in tanduri oven our all menü.home cooking Cappadocia.
Others have spoken of the freshness of the food, the farm to table aspect, great setting, reasonable price and how helpful Okan is whose mother cooks while he attends to the guests. In addition we spent time with the mother in the kitchen watching her make the food which she does with care and love. Firstly a very nice family and they deserve the support of discerning travelers . This place is not for groups or bus tours. The food is what they eat so you can't get more authentic than that.
A wonderful experience in a work of bad Kebabs..go..you won't regret it but make sure make a reservation..everything is cooked to order.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Hi,Here are some outstanding features of our cafe:We have THE BEST espresso coffee in Cappadocia (just look at the reviews). To keep things interesting we provide daily homemade specials made by Fatma Cingitas (local of Goreme). Love our food, you'll LOVE our cooking classes, learn from the best, Fatma Cingitas, in her own cave kitchen. Enquire within the cafe. We also have daily English Newspapers available to buy/read. Free book swaps are available to take (as long as you replace with another).
4.5 based on 335 reviews
Sofra Restaurant presents the most delicious Turkish specials in a cosy environment.
Their Testi Kebab is awesome. I found the meat to be soft and tender with a bit of bite to it. The sauce that accompanied it is not too overpowering and just right. The restaurant has their customers break the pot open. I wish I took a video of it. The lentil soup is also very delicious. This is the perfect dinner for me as I end my trip at Cappadocia.
4.5 based on 486 reviews
Our restaurant offers great choice of traditional cappadocian, turkish and international meals paired with specially selected wines from Cappadocia and other wine regons of Turkey. It is also distinguished with its breathtaking Panorama of Cappadocia and professional service.
Good service, good food but of course $$$ :) Slow cooked lamb was good, dry meatball good, traditional taglietelle was also good- btw they changed it without a question because the first one served dish was salty for the little one...I may go again...Atmosphere is a bit of avarage, dont expect a cozzy one but trasitional food worths for it.Not for strollers, ladders at the entrance...
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Topdeck Cave is a family-run restaurant, situated in the family house on the ground floor in a cave which used to be a stable. The owner Mustafa prepares and serves the food himself, making you feel as part of his family. Simple menu changes daily, offering a wide variety of local appetizers (meze), a choice of one/two soups and four main courses. All ingredients are fresh, coming from local farmers. The open kitchen offers an opportunity to watch how food is being prepared.Open daily Monday to Sunday from 6.00PM to 12.00PM
A friend recommended Topdeck to us and we were not disappointed! Our waiter, Solim, was fantastic and extremely helpful in tailoring the menu choices to accommodate a celiac (gluten free) diet. We ate a wonderful plate of appetizers, including hummus, salads, grape leaves, and other traditional Anatolian mezzes. Our main dishes -- the stuffed chicken breast and beef saute -- were delicious and authentically flavorful. In addition, the experience of dining while reclining on cushions, as well as the cozy and warm atmosphere of the cave, will make any meal here unforgettable.
Solim, her şey için çok teşekkürler ve ellerinize sağlık! I'm sorry I didn't post our group photo -- I just don't feel comfortable posting photos of myself/friends publicly on this site, but please send me a message if you would like a copy!
I highly recommend the Topdeck!
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Its All Local Food Great Servise Warm People Pottery Kebab Grills Home Made Foods Best In Göreme Town
Extremely friendly service and DELICIOUS food at this family run restaurant. The lovely staff provided us with complimentary rice, salad, tea, and bread (fresh from the oven!). Food is phenomenal. You cannot pass on getting one of the traditional 'pottery' dishes. A great gastronomic start to our Goreme experience. We will definitely be back. Best food in town.
5 based on 622 reviews
Seyyah han restaurant in the heart of Cappadocia at cavusin village,we are very happy to labor to our guest.
Set in a very charming restored vintage building in Cauvusin, we enjoyed this restaurant very much. The main dining area has a open balcony with a vista view of the landscape. The owner was very welcoming and served us personaly. We ordered the meze set which included our choice of 4 dishes and lots of bread. All were extremely tasty. With a large water and a large beer our check came to only 38tl. The meze alone was plenty for two hearty eaters.
The service was very prompt and personable. They also have a glassed in dinning room on the roof. After visiting the amazing cave dwellings, this experience capped a delightful day.
It's a bit difficult to find, but its only 5 minutes from the cave houses, just ask someone, they all know of it. A must if you're in Cauvusin.
4.5 based on 541 reviews
Keyif is a family run cafe&restaurant aiming to offer the best food in the town for reasonable prices. Our product quality is the best among the town, prices are reasonable and the taste is delicious. You do not go wrong in Keyif Cafe&Restaurant.
From outside, U might think its a small cafe for drinks and chilling but u will be suprised that they offer amazing traditional food!
The waiter was so welcoming and we tried the pottery kebap dish, the best in town! The mixed mezze platter is not to miss!
4.5 based on 167 reviews
Hello and welcome to Omurca. Omurca means vine shoots in Turkish.So,here first of all we can serve you a good local red wine and you will surely appreciate our unpretentious cuisine,healthy,cooked with fresh products and lots of love.Here we love our guests to feel at ease like at home.Inside by the cosy fire place our outside in the sunny terrasse.To restore you we offer you Soup,pastrami speciality,a chicken or a beef casserole.And depending on the season we'll have hot wine,raki and some cakes and special desserts too. It's also an art gallery and you can enjoy Harun's sculptures on wine shoots.Very special! Welcome again ;-))
This was our favorite in Goreme. This quirky, eccentric, roof top garden restaurant is a perfect reflection of its owner chef-Arun. A delightful place with lots of little interesting nooks for dinning. The food was delicious. I had his speciality Pastrimi dish which was probably one of the best dishes I've ever eaten. My wife had a mixed vegetable dish which she said was the best she had in Turkey. He serves complimentary bread and cheese with his home made wine, which incidentaly is 1/2 the price in other restaurants. All his dishes are cooked from scratch so alow the time, relax and enjoy.
With 1 glass of wine and a big Efes the check came in at only 63 tl which is very good value for Goreme and such incredible food. We are foodies, and only had 5 nights to sample restaurants in Goreme but this was so good we went back again and had the exact same dishes. To find it, go up the main street up the hill, turn right just before the Stone House hotel, walk about 60 m up the lane, on your left, Highly recommendable.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Pumpkin İt will be your unique experience eating in our old stony restaurant in which you can see lots of crafts of pumpkin lamps and make a decision for having one of them .There are the most delicious Turkish plate ,salad and dessert as well.Our location is far from noise and you can be convenient in it.We are waiting for you .
My wife and I visited Pumpkin on a recent visit to Goreme. We went the day before and made a booking which is a good idea as this is a relatively small restaurant and very popular. The menu is a 4 course dinner for TL80 per person and worth every cent. Wine is only TL15 per glass, they give you water and soft drinks included in your dinner price.
Starter was a yoghurt soup with loads of excellent and fresh bread follow by a very tasty meze second course. My wife had the chicken main course while I had the chefs special lamb dinner, all followed with a desert of various fruits, baklava and ice cream. The menu changes everyday so prepared to be surprised. Rose served us as well as the rest of the restaurant and she is a real asset to this restaurant and makes your stay a pleasure. I will visit again if I am in the area. There was a couple next to us who complained that their steak was over cooked this was promptly swamped out and the main course discounted which is excellent service. The chef and owner also visited us and had a quick chat and this was a nice touch.
A must visit
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