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“Family Cafe with Personal Flair!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Panorama Cafe Restaurant

Panorama Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 85 Restaurants in Urgup
Price range: US$5 - US$50
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Saint Regis, Montana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family Cafe with Personal Flair!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

My mother and I had just finished the "red" tour of Cappadocia. (WOW by the way) I left her at a terrace/plaza tea area on the main street, I went wandering to take more pictures. Saw that there were people at the top of the hill taking pictures, went to investigate. The road was under construction, but I kept wandering. A man came out of a building/home to ask if I needed help. Yes, it was Ismael. His English is very good and he was helpful. Just visiting with him about the view and our plans for the evening. I asked him about a restaurant that he might recommend. Funny, yes? He showed me inside to his cafe, showed me the kitchen (which is his home) then walked through the cafe. It was wonderfully small and off the beaten path.

We were in Turkey for 12 days, this was the most comfortable, relaxed meal that we had. Not to mention that for $10 Euro each, he provided us with a variety of FRESH meats and vegetables. We asked for a variety of things instead of ordering off the menu. Yes, he did have menus, salt & pepper and nice water goblets. There was more food than the two of us could possible eat. This was the most enjoyable experience of the trip. Also, he is a joy to visit with.

You might want to take a taxi for less than $10, including the tip. The road is fairly steep, and after a day that you have probably just had, it is a welcome place to rest and enjoy a fabulous "chef Ismael" prepared dinner.

Friend from MONTANA, USA

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CaronGotcher-Kelley
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panoramacafe2008, Sahibi at Panorama Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
thank you so much for your nice post I'll talk to nice people and good food I'm offering.It was nice to meet you at your mother to remembered.was nice to chat your frend ismail take care
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English first
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Local food in Ürgüp”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Recommended by the hotel we stayed, a nice view from restaurant balcony. Very friendly welcome by the chef (owner). Good advice how to order Turkish food.
Delicious food with a very reasonable price.
Strongly recommend.
Chaturon

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Chaturon C
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panoramacafe2008, Sahibi at Panorama Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
tenk you for come to thank Panoramacafe your frend ismail
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Delightful personal service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

We met Ismail, the owner, in town earlier in the day and he told us about his restaurant. It's very small and very personal. Ismail did the cooking himself. There were five of us for dinner and he provided soup, 3 meat courses, dessert, wine and water, all of excellent quality for an unbelievably inexpensive price. The cafe looks out over the town and the whole evening was a lovely experience.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Alan L
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panoramacafe2008, Sahibi at Panorama Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
I thank you so much for your nice compliments.ismail
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Aireys Inlet, Australia
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“An experience to remember”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

This is more like going to a friends for dinner rather than a restaurant. If you want to try wonderful home cooked Turkish food try Panorama. Great views and Ismael was a great host.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vincent M
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panoramacafe2008, Sahibi at Panorama Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
I thank you so much for your nice compliments.ismail
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Denver
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“Excellent Food and Company with the Luck of a Burnt out Light”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

My wife's birthday was Sunday, April 27th, and she was a lucky charm! We set out for Ismail's Panorama Cafe for a birthday dinner, and as we wandered around with a fuzzy Google-map a friendly male voice asked if we needed help finding something. We told him we were looking for Panorama Cafe, and he introduced himself as Ismail the owner and chef at Panorama Cafe. (He had to run out and buy a light bulb to replace the one at the entrance to his restaurant.)
We followed him up and around and up the hill, inside and up the steps to a table exposed to the breeze and a view for miles (kilometers) up and down the valley.
We had excellent local wine, salads, kofte (meatball kabobs), and shared a serving of the local pasta dish "Manta" with yogurt sauce. It was all great, but the thin sliced "Pastrama" was the highlight and main course.
To end, he brought out a cake with candles and stayed to talk with us over dessert.
It was a most memorable birthday - Ismail is a "really cool guy" liked by young and old!
Please visit Panorama Cafe if you are in Urgup!
Here's to Ismail and the luck of a burnt out light bulb.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NeilB47
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panoramacafe2008, Sahibi at Panorama Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Google Translation
panaromacafe ve mantı evini tercih edip geldiğiniz için çok teşekür ederim siz değerli insanları ağırlamak bizleri her zaman mutlu eder güzel övgüleriniz için ayrıca teşekürler ederim. ismail
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