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“Try their mezze”

Seten Anatolian Cuisine
Ranked #12 of 109 Restaurants in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$22
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Bringing you the quintessential Anatolian Cousine in a magical setup among the fairy-chimneys and the valleys of Göreme. Indoors as well as outdoors dining option with live Turkish music on select days.
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

This is a fine dining restaurant near the cave hotels ! We went there for dinner one night (we booked in advance , highly recommended else you might not get a table ). The setting is great , very friendly staff.

We ordered a mixed mezze which was quite a lot (for 2 people ) and some of the sauces and Vegtables were fantastic ( recommend this starter )

We didn't like our main course as much ( we tried a ravioli ) but overall a good place , a little expensive compared to the other places in Goreme

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Our experience at this restauant has motivated me to write my first tripadvisor review ...
Eating out in Turkey seems to be pretty reasonable in general (based on a Canadian budget), but this restaurant was exceptional. The combination of food, wine, view, atmosphere, and attentive service brought us close to tears. We were in Goreme three nights and ate here on our first and last nights.

The first night we we started with the mixed meze -- all was delicious, but the hummus was a highlight. I am familiar with hummus as a dip that you by at the grocery store -- pleasant and relatively healthy, but this hummus was quite different. It had a bit more texure (ground by hand?) and tasted fresher and more complex. The eggplant was another highlight ... nicely smokey. The lamb kebab was delicious and perfectly cooked both times. All in all, simple food done exceptionally well.

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Thank James B
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

We went twice. The ambience is wonderful, the menu selection is excellent, and the service is superb. Our best dining experience while in Turkey!

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Thank Sean R
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We dined here twice. The first night the waiters were rushing back and forth, no time for conversation at what looked like a one room restaurant. We enjoyed the bread with crushed spices and peanut dukkah and olive oil, meat-filled Pacanga Borek, and the other mezzes(the eggplant was very good) we'd ordered. For the main course we had their famous vertically roasted eggplant and lamb kebab which was tender and delicious, however the chicken and eggplant kebab was dry and tough. The kofte meatballs were tiny and it was more soup than a main course. The house wines were filled generously with local wines.
The second night we realized there are three large dining rooms, and sat in the middle room. It seemed to be the designated families with young crying children area, had we known we would've sat in another room. We had a friendly young man passionate about Anatolian wines and cuisine serving us. We enjoyed the Pacanga borek again, and ordered the mezze platter for the three of us. One mezze was too spicy for both my chili-loving men, and the portions were so tiny I recommend you order the mezzes you want to try individually. I ordered the recommended okra stew but it was a bit salty. I did enjoy my husband's beef stew, served over a bed of pureed eggplant. We tried the recommended baklava made with local walnuts, and reconstituted apricots served with kaymak. The waiter kindly brought more kaymak for my kaymak(clotted-cream made from buffalo milk) loving men and the desserts ended up being on the house!
Nice selection of wines. The wine went well with our meal and the owner dropped by so we complimented our waiter's friendliness, mentioning what a big change it was from three nights before and was told the restaurant had been over-booked. Nice glassware and the restaurant has a nice formality to it.
As the hotel is up a steep hill, we truly appreciated the restaurant sending their drivers to pick us up from our hotel, and the mysterious 10% discount offered each visit. There is a beautiful small terrace with three tables, which was a bit cold for us when we were there. The restaurant/hotel is located on the top of Kelebek hill so the view at night over Goreme is nice.

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Thank VolcanoGirl_11
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We arrived early in the evening for a cocktail and they did their best to arrange a drink. The waiters were fun and talkative and joiked amongst themselves. Great atmosphere, professional staff without being snooty and the food was excellent. Wine (local) was very acceptable and plan to return again!

Thank Lipstickkids
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