Top Choice Turkish in Side


With excellent service and a huge menu of tasty Turkish grills, mezes, seafood, stews and vegetarian dishes, Ocakbaşı has been a popular dinner spot since 1986. The restaurant atmospherically overlooks a spotlit 2nd…
Seafood in Side

Moonlight Restaurant

In business since 1983, this long-stayer of the Side scene offers solid Turkish cooking, an extensive local wine list and professional yet unstuffy service. Seafood is the mainstay of the menu and is superfresh. For…
International in Side

Soundwaves Restaurant

This long-running Side eatery has a friendly and relaxed vibe. A small, focused menu is delivered by an experienced chef and there are regular seafood specials. Ask if the swordfish kebaps are available, and kick of…
Turkish in Side


Going since 1989, the Emir almost leans on the ruins of the Roman baths where Cleopatra is said to have dallied. The open kitchen produces a large menu of meze, grills, steaks and pizza.
Sandwiches in Side

Balık & Köfte Ekmek

Bobbing away gently in Side's sheltered harbour, this converted fishing boat serves up good-value fish and köfte (meatball) sandwiches. Meze platters and fish soup of the day are also available. In a tourist town wi…
International in Side


This slick, cosmopolitan bar-restaurant has an unbeatable garden fronting iridescent blue ocean (lit by submerged turquoise lights). The emphasis here is on meat, and the international menu jumps between Cajun chick…