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“We came back several times”

Tandir Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Ortahisar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sedona, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“We came back several times”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Good food. Try the little Turkish lamb raviolis. One of my best meals in Turkey. Nice local wines. This is just a short walk from the hotel where we stayed, The Hezen Cave Hotel.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Regional Food with great service”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Thank you to Mustafa for the best service!!

The food was amazing! Everything is home made, so natural and succulent! Do not come back from the area without going to Tandir Cafe.

Enjoy the view and the amazing food accompanied with amazing service!

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Authentic Turkish Cuisine”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

We were staying at the plush Hezen Cave Hotel and were recommended this small restaurant just a short walk away as an emergency or lazy solution. We stayed in Cappadocia for 5 days and 4 nights and found ourselves going back again and again after disappointing, overpriced experiences in other places.

Tandir is a small, friendly, unpretentious, family-run place with authentic regional cuisine at affordable prices and a charming view of the castle at Ortahisar. We particularly enjoyed the starters and serving wine was a big plus. A big plus was feeling you were not in a tourist trap and in a local restaurant were real Turkish people ate. Highly recommended as far as I am concerned.

  • Visited November 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

After a day of touring, we were exhausted and decided that we wanted to stay by the hotel ..... and wanted to eat close to our hotel. We walked over to the Tandir restaurant following signs ..... and found this wonderful, delightful, perfect place.

The gardens, terraces and grounds are beautiful. Our table overlooked the city's "cave castle" and we watched the sunset and the moon rise. It was indeed magical.

The meal was awesome as well. There was a homemade, just out of the kitchen, quality to the meal that we loved. The lamb shank was tender, falling off the bone ..... and the eggplant dish was smokey, warm and delicious.

And their friendly kitty joined us at the table ...... guilty as charged as we shared our meal with him. We loved it.

I would return to this restaurant without doubt.

  • Visited September 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“View and food tie for best”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

This open-sided restaurant afforded fabulous views. We were there on a full moon night and marveled at the minaret in the distance, lit up with two rows of green lights when calling for evening prayers. The rock formations, once dusk set in, took on
the appearance of being snow covered.
Only the food could rival the scenery. I had testikebob, served in a casserole. Succulent morsels of beef with garlic, tomatoes, onions were bathed in a flavorful sauce, whichnInlet my rice absorb. So tasty! Dessert was billed as Cappadocia's famous dessert ~ an overstatement. It was a not too sweet gelled treat covered with chopped nuts. I later learned that it was Turkish Delight!

Rivaling the scenery was the food.

Visited July 2013
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