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“Ambience only surpassed by the great food!”

Topdeck Cave Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 102 Restaurants in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$20
Cuisines: Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Topdeck Cave is a family-run restaurant, situated in the family house on the ground floor in a cave which used to be a stable. The owner Mustafa prepares and serves the food himself, making you feel as part of his family. Simple menu changes daily, offering a wide variety of local appetizers (meze), a choice of one/two soups and four main courses. All ingredients are fresh, coming from local farmers. The open kitchen offers an opportunity to watch how food is being prepared.Open daily Monday to Saturday from 6 to 11 PM. Please note : Sundays Closed !
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
“Ambience only surpassed by the great food!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of our hotel (Vezir Cave Suites), and it was fantastic on every level - service, atmosphere, food (superb)! The daughter of the owner took our order. She was adorable and had the most authentic American accent, although she had never visited the U.S. Eating at this restaurant should be on everyone's "to do" list while in Goreme. I cannot recommend it enough.

  • Visited May 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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“cave cookin at its best!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

You will need a reservation so book ahead..that should tell you how popular this eatery is.
Its actually not a topdeck, its instead a Cool cave; have your meal while sitting on the floor atop of one of the beautiful carpets or there are tables if you find it more comfortable. Food, service ambiance and price all good.

  • Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“nice family run restaurant”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

very good mezze dish...in fact if you get the large one - truly you don't need anything else. And one of the daughters who is a waitress is happy to tell you the same. Sweet and easy on the wallet as well.

Visited June 2014
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lamb with orange!!!”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The ambient and interior design are lovely and the family who owns the restaurant is super friendly. We enjoyed some very nice meze and their superb Lamb with orange. One of the best cuisines we had in Turkey!

  • Visited June 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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“This restaurant deserves to be #1 in Goreme!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

First of all, you must make a reservation and they only serve dinner. It's very small and is usually full. For a real Turkish experience choose to be seated on the floor (cushions). It's familiy-run and they owner takes really good care of you, you can tell customer service is important. He even tells you how much food to order so you don't have too much, and for us the amount of food was perfect (usually we order too much). We couldn't decide between the different meat plates so he invited us to see the meals being cooked in the kitchen. Truly amazing dinner! Highly recommend. Also it wasn't more expensive than any other restaurant on the main street. It was actually cheaper, including the bottle of wine!

  • Visited June 2014
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