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“Service with a frown”
Review of Asansor

Asansor
Ranked #36 of 2,778 Restaurants in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

At the top of the asansor there are two options for food: a cafe which has indoor and outdoor seating and a reasonably priced alacarte menu similar to most Turkish restaurants, and an indoor restaurant with a set three course menu for 55TL. Wanting a nice dinner, we opted for the indoor restaurant.
We had trouble at first finding someone to acknowledge us and seat us, and when we were seated, the waiter asked us if we wanted chicken, beef, or fish. the waiter was very rude and short with us when questioned about what the set menu consisted of. He simply said 'beef, chicken, or fish' and wouldn't go into detail about what they were served with, or what the entree was. We weren't offered any drinks the whole evening; only poured water.
The entree was a selection of cold meze - some spinach, eggplant, cracked wheat, yoghurt, fetta, and pieces of cucumber - all served on bread. This was followed by a slice of grilled haloumi and a fried spring roll filled with spinach and pastirma. We had to ask what all of this was, as we weren't told anything as the dishes were plonked down in front of us.
For mains we had chicken and beef, both served with warm slices of boiled carrot and zucchini, and fried shreds of potato and zucchini. Chicken was plain and quite dry. Beef was tender but lacked flavour.
Desert was some sliced fruit and a sweet biscuit. No tea or coffee.
The price was quite high for turkey but I guess you pay for the great view from the window.
Overall an average experience, rude waiter who seemed like he didn't want to be there, but great atmosphere and speedy service. Only dine if you can get a window seat though, otherwise dine outside at the cafe.

1  Thank Romara0709
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We went here as part of a cruise and were recommended to do the Asensor. We arrived at the top, the terrace was completely full with people nurturing a coffee, beer or just bags on seats. We came here to eat and had to sit inside. We ordered 2 Pasta Dishes, 1 Burger and 1 Kofte together with coffees. The food was disgusting and the best part of the meal was the caramel taste of the coffee. We paid $ 91.00 for this and will never return for meals. Maybe we should have taken the hint as we were the only people eating.......

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1  Thank estadosunidos1
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Fantastic view of the evening city!
Great idea to use elevator as the way to rise up the hill.

Waiters lost our order, so we waited for some time, reminded about us, didn't have so much time to wait and went away.

Thank Kamaelle
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

werry good food and quality service.views were as expected.the staff ıs werry frıendly and helpfull.wasnt that expencive prıce ıs ok.ı just get roast lamb and served wıth home made chıps rıce and salad realy enjoyed wıth the frıend we all love the vıews.hıgly recommended

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6  Thank ayasofya293974
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Surprised at quality of the food, which was excellent. Views were as expected - superb. Price was much less than expected - 50 TL per person for 3 courses (you pick one of three set menus; lamb, chicken or fish). For this quality of food and service, the price was very cheap. I guess it is a little expensive by for local standards. Cocktails were 25 TL each but very nice. Wine ranged from 30TL to 200 TL a bottle. If you are in Izmir with a loved one, you simply have to eat here - or at least have a sunset cocktail. PS. Best book in advance.

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1  Thank David G
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