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“Tender and delicious meat”
Review of Zaika Ocakbasi

Zaika Ocakbasi
Ranked #10 of 206 Restaurants in Kas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I'm a vegetarian myself, but my wife and children assure me that the lamb and chicken dishes at this restaurant were exceptional - tender and succulent, and cooked fresh in the grill behind our table. The meze were very good too, but you need to be brave to handle the 'heroin' chilli dish. Everything is mopped up with the restaurant's signature pita bread.

The house wine is served in glass beakers and was reasonable. There are about 20 tables in a pleasant courtyard - we arrived early and got the only table that wasn't reserved. The reputation of this place is clearly spreading. Service was efficient.

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1  Thank HampsteadStephen
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We loved Zaika and went back on a number of occasions. It certainly deserves to be much higher on this website than it actually is, and the supposed top 3 are not a touch on it. The meat is so tender, it’s great value and the ambience is very relaxed.

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1  Thank JandTLondon
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

During a two week stay in Kas we went to this restaurant twice following our first visit we booked to go again because it was so good. We were recommended to go here by a couple from our hotel and so pleased we did. The service was great a relaxed friendly and helpful. The menu choice is amazing they prefer to serve food which has specific tastes and flavours and they grill or roast on wood fires. The theme is Turkish/Arabic. We tried a variety of different mezes, ( dried tomatoes, Aubergine with yoghurt, black eye peas) salads, meat balls, minced lamb and chicken kebab. They bring you little seasoning pots to add you own extra flavours if required.The food is fresh and very flavoursome and delicious. I also had the figs for dessert with ice cream very tasty and big enough to share. The aroma of the food cooking from the grill/bbq drifts through out the resturant and this really awakes your appetite. The restaurant is hard to find off a cobbled street but it opens out into a lovely area and makes a great & special dinning experience. The resturant was very busy both times we went but this just adds to the great atmosphere. Recommend reserving a table especially over a weekend. Amazing.... 100% worth a visit.

2  Thank Claire30Norwich
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Zaika is one of our top three restaurants in Kas with the other two being Ikbal and Kosk. Is is a bit tucked away in a courtyard. It is more stylish than most but still with Turkish food, The food is cooked on the charcoal grill with an emphasis on meats and fresh bread. It definitely deserves to be higher rated than is currently the case. Regards, Bob and Anne

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1  Thank B0b_and_Anne
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We went on the advice of the area rep from the Hotel and were really surprised and amazed at the quality of the food. The waitress Benan is an asset to the restaurant and she advised us what to eat and what to try,and each of the choices she made for us were incredible .We are both very foodie and also ex chefs so to go back and eat in a restaurant when only in one place for 2 weeks is unheard of,we went 3 times! and each one was brilliant,so much so that we even made recommendations to the other guests and one nite there were 4 couples from the same hotel. We ate everything on the menu at least once and couldn't fault any of it.

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2  Thank Dombosley
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