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Top Choice Turkish in Kalkan

Mussakka

With its pink theme and wood burner, this casually elegant eatery offers sea views, good service and dishes from champagne and scampi risotto to the recommended house moussaka, cooked saç kavurma (stir-fried) style …
Top Choice Modern Turkish in Kalkan

Kalamaki Restaurant

A modern venue with a very stylish minimalist pub on the terrace and restaurant upstairs, serving superb Turkish dishes with a European twist. Try the scrumptious lamb with prunes and almonds or the vegetarian şiş k…
Turkish in Kalkan

Salonika

With tables on the lane and exposed stone walls inside, this white building with blue trim calls itself a meyhane (tavern), but the atmosphere is romantic rather than ribald. Occasional live music accompanies the me…
Modern Turkish in Kalkan

Aubergine

With a shaded terrace bang on the marina, as well as cosy seats inside, this stylish restaurant is a magnet for its location alone. House specialities include slow-roasted wild boar, Ottoman lamb ragout and the succ…
Turkish in Kalkan

Iso's Kitchen Restaurant

Once a cottage on an olive farm, these days Iso's serves grills, güveç, seafood and house specials such as spicy köfte (meatballs) on a stick. Taking its moniker from owner Ismael's nickname, the restaurant has seat…
Kebap in Kalkan

Hünkar Ocakbaşı

Popular with locals for Sunday lunch, this authentic ocakbaşı (grill house) serves all the traditional kebap favourites. It also does pide and pizzas as well as five kinds of guveç (casserole), including a vegetaria…
Cafe in Kalkan

Cafe Del Mar

Inviting blue saloon-style doors lead to this little cafe brimming with antiques and curios, hanging lanterns and curvy metalwork furniture. Come here for something sweet: coffee in flavoured, cappuccino (₺8) or ice…
Bar in Kalkan

Blue Turtle

On summer evenings, live music regularly strikes up in the trellis-shaded courtyard of this cool hang-out above the waterfront throng. The small library entertains in winter. Given the steep climb up here from the s…
Bar in Kalkan

Cafe Leon

Leon's blue-and-white chairs and sofas occupy the corner of a small square at the bottom of stone steps. It's an inviting old-town nook for a beer or cocktail, although our cappuccino left us somewhat dubious about …
Bar in Kalkan

The Lime

Previously called the Lemon Garden, this garden bar-restaurant is the watering hole of choice for expats to mourn the old country over cocktails, pizza and table tennis. Check Facebook for details of upcoming quiz n…