Northeastern Anatolia restaurants

Top Choice Anatolian in Kars

Sini Ev

This unassuming and friendly establishment, slightly away from the centre, is more than worth the short trip for its delicious home-style local dishes. Options range from fresh daily soups (such as sorrel, lentil or…
Top Choice Kebap in Erzurum

Emirşeyh Nedim

Erzurum's choice meat-eating experience is a lovely 2-storey building with carved stone pillars and painted recessed ceilings. With very good food and friendly service, it's popular with everyone from families to co…
Top Choice Anatolian in Artvin

Sevgi Sofrası

A remarkable change from the kebap-dominated fare elsewhere, the informal and friendly little 'Love Feast' serves up a marvellous buffet of fresh-cooked dishes including soups, salads and desserts, including many ve…
Top Choice Turkish in Kars

Ocakbaşı Restoran

This classy 40-year-old favourite with a large upstairs dining room serves tasty and unusual regional and Turkish dishes, such as its speciality alinazik (aubergine [eggplant] purée with yoghurt and ground köfte; yo…
Anatolian in Kars

Hanımeli Kars Mutfağı

With a rustic, country-kitchen vibe, Hanımeli specialises in home-style cooking influenced by the broader Caucasian region. Dishes include Revan köfte (Armenian-style steamed meatballs), a silky-smooth pasta soup ca…
Anatolian in Kars

Çeşni Ev Yemekleri

This friendly cafe, right in the centre of town, is a good place to head when you're grilled out. The small menu of village-cooking favourites dishes up excellent mantı (Turkish ravioli) and a decent karnıyarık (stu…
Cafe in Erzurum

Kılıçoğlu

The tantalising display of treats glitters like a jewellery store in this slick pastry shop and ice-cream parlour that also serves up decent lattes and espresso, and tasty lunch options such as gözleme (stuffed flat…
Cafe in Kars

Anatolia Cafe

The Anatolia has a calm, relaxed, spacious atmosphere and a lovely location in a riverside park. It's great for everything from tempting cakes and desserts to cheese toasties, filter coffee, pizza, köfte (meatballs)…
Anatolian in Erzurum

Erzurum Evleri

This cluster of three-centuries-old houses has been restored as an atmospheric restaurant-cafe where you dine amid a warren of rooms and alcoves filled with Ottoman paraphernalia. The tasty fare, centred on local Er…
Cafe in Yusufeli

Yusufeli Kültür Evi

This town-hall-run venture is a lovely place to enjoy tasty local dishes at excellent prices, or a game of backgammon or pool and a Turkish coffee with Turkish delight. You can sit in the spacious main room that has…