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“Truly a 5-star experience”
Review of Sira Restaurant

Sira Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 33 Restaurants in Uchisar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$14
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Our restaurant offers great choice of traditional cappadocian, turkish and international meals paired with specially selected wines from cappadocia and other wine regons of turkey. It is also distinguished with its breathtaking panorama of cappadocia and professional service.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Truly a 5-star experience”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. After planning a quick, 4-day/3-night trip to Cappadocia from Ankara, I chose this restaurant for dinner the first night after reading the reviews. I was not disappointed. The service was marvelous, with the host remembering our names throughout the evening, and making terrific recommendations for our dinner on the terrace overlooking the moonscape of Goreme. From the freshly baked bread, warm hummus, and lovely wine to the "green walnuts" for dessert, we were delighted - as "foodies" - in the interesting choices offered by this restaurant in the old part of Uchisar. I highly recommend the appetiser of diced smoked eggplant, smoked onion, and smoked garlic - a unique and savory dish. We had the warm hummus without the prosciutto (I'm a vegetarian), and were delighted. Both the mushroom- and spinach-stuffed crepes were nice, but the freshly made pasta with walnuts and cheese was heavenly.

The service was efficient and unobtrusive. My water and wine glasses was always full, empty dishes were whisked quickly away, and the host stopped by our table just often enough to be helpful and not overwhelming. He gave us wine suggestions based on the food we ate, and more food suggestions based on the food we liked best. 5-star service, to be sure.

We were staying at the 5-star Museum Hotel around the corner, and were so disappointed with the dinner there in comparison to Sira (both the food and the service were, at best, 3-star) that we returned to Sira on our third and last night in Cappadocia.

Definitely get a reservation so that you can get a table on the terrace, and you'll be charmed by the sunset over the Goreme valley and the call to prayer. Also, you'll feel more comfortable if you make an effort to dress smartly, as this seems to be an upscale crowd of locals and tourists.

  • Visited June 2014
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5 Thank Spiderette86
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stopped in for drinks”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We stopped in for drinks here around sunset as the view is spectacular. The drinks were good, although we ended up spending more on a cocktail and a glass of wine than we did on most of our meals during our trip. Still, if you've got the money, I would recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Cavista
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Food with a view”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

It's hard to say if the food or the view is better.
Go for both to have a nice romantic dinner. We had Dawood serving us and was extremely nice to know what exactly we required.
Had some different dishes compared to the other fare available.
The powder that comes with the bread and olive oil is one of it's kind

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3 Thank Aquajc
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in the Area!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We fell in love with this place the first night in Cappadocia and went back again. The staff, service, ambiance, view and food were all first rate. The prices were also reasonable. Kalim the server had the best disposition and friendliest way about him. If you go to this area of Cappadocia, do not miss this gem!

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank E2-Eman
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic dinner and view”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Food is really good. Each dish has its own unique flavor compared to general turkish restaurents. The complimentary bread with olive oil and mixed spices is special and delicious. First time to experience. The starter, pasta, lamb chops are all great. The service is very friendly and detailed. Also the view is just beautiful, especially at sunset.

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3 Thank 790tiffanyc
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