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Top Choice Kebab in Kuşadası

Hasan Kolcuoğlu Kebap

This upscale kebap house below the Efe Boutique Hotel has seating on a sprawling terrace with dress-circle views of the castle. The speciality is spicy Adana kebap, which groups love to order by the metre (₺49). Bre…
Top Choice Seafood in Kuşadası

Kazım Usta

Still going strong after well over 60 years, Kazım Usta offers a warm welcome and is Kuşadası's top (and priciest) fish restaurant, serving dishes ranging from swordfish kebap to farmed bream and meat options. Order…
Kebap in Kuşadası

Holiday Inn

Locals rate the pide (Turkish-style pizza), lahmacun (Arabic-style pizza, ₺5) and kebaps highly at this eatery, where the house special, vali kebabı (₺35), is an overstuffed kebap of chicken, lamb, beef and tomato. …
Seafood in Kuşadası

Black & White

If trying to decide which of the dozen or so restaurants in and around the balık halı (fish market) is deserving of your custom, try this one. The fish is cooked to perfection, the prices are right and the staff cou…
Live Music in Kuşadası

Orient Bar

On a narrow street in the Kaleiçi, this perennial favourite in an atmospheric old stone house is the perfect escape from Bar St, where you can listen to the nightly acoustic guitarist or settle in for a cosy chat be…
Pub in Kuşadası

Bar St

On this cacophonous strip, tattoo and piercing parlours line up alongside shamrocks, sex shops and gaudy bars, soundtracked by karaoke, televised football and loquacious touts. At the northern end, the long-standing…
International in Kuşadası

Saray

The enormous 'Palace' in the Kaleiçi tries to be everything to everyone, serving mixed international fare – from Chinese to Mexican – and decent Turkish fare as well as a few vegetarian options. There's live music m…
Fortress in Kuşadası

Kuşadası Castle

Kuşadası's small, picturesque Byzantine fortress stands on the causeway-connected Güvercin Adası (Pigeon Island) and has recently been renovated. A path leads around the island's eastern side with views of Kuşadası …
Seafood in Kuşadası

Fish Market

Eateries around the fountain in the modern square at the fish market do balık ekmeğı (fish bread), consisting of fish or calamari in sliced bread with salad. You can also buy fish here and ask nearby restaurants to …
Beach in Kuşadası

Kadınlar Denizi

Kuşadası's most famous beach is Kadınlar Denizi (literally 'Ladies Sea'), south of town and served by dolmuşes running along the coastal road. Kadınlar Denizi is small and crowded with big hotels, but beachgoers lov…