What to eat in Cappadocia?

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What to eat in Cappadocia?

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It should be noted that the cuisine of the region has the traditional features of Central Anatolia in Cappadocia. When you ask what to eat in Cappadocia, the first thing that pops up in mind is the pottery kebab! Here are the top Cappadocian restaurants serving best local food and experience with amazing views. 

Note: If you’re looking for casual or cheap places this list is not for you. 

Best Quality Restaurants of Cappadocia

Sacred House Urgup - Sacred House Hotel

The menu is as wow as the decoration of the hotel. Armenian Style soup consists of tarhana, appetizers from Roman, Armenian, Greek and Ottoman cuisines, and dishes of different cultures that have lived in Anatolia. There are also experimental dishes, inspired by Scappi, one of the wellknown chefs of the 16th century.

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Seki Restaurant, Uçhisar – Argos in Cappadocia Hotel

Note that it’s better planning your reservation in advance for this restaurant, otherwise you will not be able to find any table. Seki Restaurant has its own cellar, there you will find a very rich wine menu. Portions are a little small and prices are comparatively high but the service is also quite high quality and fast, the view is magnificent and the food is extremely delicious. If possible, we recommend that you catch the sunset here and do not set your reservation too late.

Lil’a Restaurant, Uçhisar – Museum Hotel

The only Relais & Chateaux hotel of Turkey, which has the title of Lila’s à la carte restaurant, offering the finest examples of Turkish cuisine. It presents its special and traditional tastes of Cappadocia to its visitors with a distinguished service understanding. Reservation is a must for this restaurant.

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Haruna Restaurant, Göreme - Carus Hotel

Restaurant offers both unique local and foreign flavors served with seasonal farm-fresh ingredients. The terrace restaurant is at your service in a stylish and cozy atmosphere with fireplaces for a sumptuous breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Elai Restaurant, Uçhisar

The owner of this stylish place has implemented the many secrets he learned about five-star service and dining here. Guests can kick off with a drink enjoyed on the terrace with its magnificent view before moving into the elegant restaurant to sample beautifully prepared dishes such as crispy köfte with a thin pastry crust and demiglace sauce. Dishes travel around the world (starters include Thai beef salad, for instance) but really shine when they are Turkish in inspiration.

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Millocal Restaurant, Uçhisar - Millstone Hotel

Restaurant is in a location with one of the most beautiful views of Uçhisar, Cappadocia. If you don’t know what to eat you got to try pottery kebab here. This restaurant serves the best testi (pottery) kebab ever.  

Pumpkin Göreme Restaurant & Art Gallery

The ambiance in this restaurant is outstanding, the setting is very decent and the fireplace is superb romantic. Presentations are traditional and fast, and the restaurant also offers fixed Anatolian flavors menu in case you don’t want to choose from the menu. Wine service is available,too.

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Drinking & Entertainment

Most o f the village’s watering holes are open from noon till late.

Red Red Wine House

Göreme’s most atmospheric bar is a wonderful place to while away an hour or two. An intimate candlelit space with a low arched ceiling, it has mood lighting, an open fireplace for chilly evenings and an impressive Cappadocian wine list. We guarantee that you’ll enjoy relaxing over a drink and a nargileh (water pipe) – free if you’ve bought a few drinks – while listening to the sounds of live guitar music.

Flintstones Cave Bar

At the start of the Open-Air Museum road, this long-time backpackers’ favourite is cut right into the rock face and really fires up in season. It has a terrace with impressive views where you can enjoy a nargileh, and hosts occasional live music.

Pacha Bar

We don’t know whether to be amused or disapproving of the Pacha Bar’s advertising slogan, which urges customers to ‘get their rocks off’. Behind the otogar, it has sultry lighting, the mandatory disco ball and plenty of dark corners. It also has a pool table and big-screen TV.

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