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Seafood in Ordu

Grand Mıdı Restaurant

On its own 60m pier striking out from the boulevard, this wooden seafood restaurant-on-the-waves is as atmospheric as any place in Ordu to take your evening meal. Naturally the seafood is recommended: try the balık …
Museum in Ordu

Paşaoğlu Mansion & Ethnography Museum

Occupying a handsome stone mansion built for a wealthy local in 1896, this ethnographic museum provides a glimpse into the life of upper-class Ottoman society, before it all came to an end in the early 20th century.…
Historic Building in Ordu

Taşbaşı Cultural Centre

Standing in a hilltop garden littered with (sadly defaced) statuary and overlooking the sea, this former Greek church (1853) is now a cultural centre. It's largely empty when nothing cultural has been scheduled, but…
Turkish in Ordu

Ordu Kervansaray Lokantası

Below the hotel of the same name (but unrelated) this bustling eatery serves a good range of kebaps, rice dishes and desserts on place mats bearing pictures of old Ordu. Mouthwatering hazır yemek (ready-to-eat food)…
Cable Car in Ordu

Ordu Boztepe Cable Car

Take a seven-minute teleferik (cable-car) ride from the seafront promenade to the gondola station (498m) on Boztepe for breathtaking views of the bay, city and mountains behind. There's a restaurant and cafe up top,…
Live Music in Ordu

Jazz Pub

On the 5th floor of the Atlıhan Hotel, this cool jazz bar has live music at 9.30pm on Sunday nights. With low lighting, English-speaking staff manning the long bar, and an open roof on warm nights, it's a mellow spo…