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“Beautiful scenery and authentic food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Koy Sofrasi

Koy Sofrasi
Ranked #85 of 298 Restaurants in Kusadasi
Price range: US$3 - US$11
Cuisines: Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Navarre, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery and authentic food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

After experiencing our first Turkish bath, my husband and I were hungry for lunch. Our cab driver spoke fluent English, and we asked him to take us somewhere authentic... somewhere HE would go for lunch, nothing too fancy, just regular everyday Turkish lunch. He drove us up the road to Koy Sofrasi, which was even further away from our ship's port, so we were happy knowing it wouldn't be quite as touristy as everything else we'd seen in Kusadasi.

We did not go into the restaurant's building, rather we chose to eat outside in the garden. There are many tables in the garden, all connected by a stone footpath and each with it's own canopy. Some were made of cloth and others made of trellis and plants. Some had picnic style benches and other had cushioned seats. It was a very cute place. We ordered based on the recommendations of our Turkish cabbie... rice wrapped in grape leaves (a turkish version of dolmades), goat cheese wrapped in phyllo and fried, eggplant and potato slices covered in yogurt sauce with dried hot chile peppers, and our main couse was sauteed beef with onions, tomatoes, and more hot peppers. All of the food was fantastic. I can't decide if my favorite thing was the goat cheese or the eggplant and yogurt sauce. We washed everything down with a couple of Turkish beers, Efes... and a shot of Raki, which is a digestive, similar to Sambuca. The service was quick, and the prices were excellent. The only drawback was that the servers did not speak English, which is to be expected when dining outside of the tourist area. Good thing we had our cabbie, who we invited to dine with us. He translated everything, and gave us a nice little lesson on Turkish culture while we ate!

  • Visited June 2012
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3 Thank jessimay5
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in Turkey!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

We had the good pleasure of going to this restaurant during our stay in Kusadasi. I had read about it as a footnote in Lonely Planet - Turkey and we decided to try it out.
The restaurant is part of a farmhouse. You sit on carpeted cushions around a large table. Be sure to take your shoes off before entering the dining area! No shoes on carpet.
From the donkey braying during our meal to the roosters crowing, we felt as if we had stumbled upon a gem just waiting for us to find it. We were the first to arrive in the morning for breakfast and the only Americans, thereafter.
The eggs were the freshest, they just got them from the chickens that morning, the fruit picked from the cherry, peach and apricot trees in the yard, and the bread was piping hot right from the oven. And they kept bringing out more food! We wanted to eat and eat as if there were no tomorrow but alas, our stomachs put a stop to such non-sensical thinking.
My mouth is watering as I remember the smells and taste of this delicious meal.

  • Visited June 2011
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2 Thank Sarah C
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