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Review of Kaya Wine House

Kaya Wine House
Ranked #177 of 444 Restaurants in Fethiye
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Love it amazing to be around history, in a cozy comfortable place enjoying great selection of wine

Thank concord295
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

this beautiful bar is situated in Kaya Koi a quiet traditional turkish vilage, amazing views, relaxed atmosphear, and wonderful wine an absolute must if you are visiting the area.

1  Thank Ruanne R
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

We had a marvellous 4 week holiday in Kayakoy, with two weeks accompanied by our daughter, son-in-law and one-year old grandson. During one of the marvellous walks in the valley, we stopped for coffee at Kaya Wine House, a magical place with glorious views of Levissi, (the 'ghost' village), and the farming activities in the beautiful valley. The menu appealed to us, and we booked a meal for the following evening. (My husband likes lamb, and this has to be booked at least three hours in advance, as it is slow cooked). I had chicken for my main course. We had six mezes to start, plus home made bread, then our main meal, followed by a beautiful dessert, and coffee. We also chose a cherry wine which we couldn't finish, as we were so full! The food is beautifully cooked and presented by Saadi, who must be one of the nicest people we have ever met. We were mainly cooking meals in our excellent accomodation, but we did return for a second meal to the Wine House. We also as a family had two lovely Turkish breakfasts, during which Saadi took off our grandson whilst we had our meal in peace! Our daughter and son-in-law also went for a meal which they thoroughly enjoyed (while we looked after Nathan). The atmosphere at Kaya Wine House is totally relaxing, and we don't hesitate to say that we enjoyed it more than any restaurant we have every been to.

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Thank annandarthur
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

The sogns around Kaya for the Kaya Wine House are a little confusing as they go back several years when it was run as a very good restaurant. Now it is run by Sarnia a village lady who preapares fresh ingredients every day a lot of them straight out of her garden. Her mezes are great and her cakes are excellent. The main courses are basic but full of flavour but the choices are limited - usually chicken or lamb or fish or vegetarian. She will nevel get a michelin star but if you want good honest fhome cooking that is cooked with passion then it is worth a visit. She now does an all singing all dancing Turkish breakfast - can't be bad.

You can have wine if you want but I have been a customer for many years and I drink beer!

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Thank BigPeteW
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

We have recently returned from a one week stay in Kaya. The Wine House was recommended to us by a couple staying close to our villa so we decided to give it a try.
We booked our table in the afternoon and made our choice from the simple menu. On offer was lamb, chicken, fish or vegetarian for a set price which included six mezes each along with homemade bread. We thought that was far too much food for two as the mezes come in quite large portions. We decided to order just one set meal and share the mezes and one main course. I opted for the lamb and my wife chose the fish. On arrival that evening Sarnia, the owner, who speaks very little English and cooks and waits on table by herself showed us the quaint wine cellar. We chose a demi-sec white. That was a bit of a mistake as it turned out to be almost Sauterne like in taste, far too sweet. None the less, we battled our way through it. She also offered us samples of homemade blackcurrant wine which is delicious but again not one you would choose to accompany a meal.
The restaurant is reached by climbing a rickety wooded staircase. Furnishings are random and look as though they came from Turkey's equivalent of an Oxfam Shop. Our table was a 200 year old house door topped with glass; very trendy! The food turned out to be absolutely delicious. The mezes were delightful and the mains, accompanied by rice, no chips (Hurrah!) and salad. These were followed by a coconut like dessert and ice cream plus Turkish coffee. If you don’t have your own transport or don’t wish to drive, and bearing in mind that the restaurant is a little bit isolated from most of the Kaya accommodation, you can book the complementary pick up and drop off service. A mini bus picked us up from our villa bang on the allotted time and was there in a flash for the return once we had completed our meal.
So pleased were we with the meal we booked a second time. This was a better experience as Sarnia’s 17 year old daughter was there and she spoke fairly good English so we were able to engage in a bit more conversation. On this occasion my wife chose king prawns which were more like the size of mini lobsters. Her plate was adorned by eight of the beasts and they were delicious. I had the lamb which was again delightful. We steered clear of the wine and chose half litre Efes’, a much better choice. When we enquired how Sarnia had cooked the prawns and the lamb we were told the prawns had been sautéed in garlic butter and lemon. The lamb believe it or not had been cooked in, wait for it, lamb dripping, and garlic and crushed pepper corns. Not exactly healthy eating, but what the hell, we were on holiday. Again we had desserts and coffee and booked the transport. As for the cost? We had change from £35.00. Fantastic value for money.
The only negative point was that as we were the only two eating the atmosphere was a bit of a disappointment. Kaya was fairly quiet at the time with not many holidaymakers around so maybe that contributed to the lack of customers. If there had been others dining the ambience would have been better. However, since the quality of food was so good we would definitely dine there again. We had recommended the place to people staying nearby to us and they were also impressed.
Finally, anyone visiting the Winehouse should take a look at the apartment which is available for rent. Quirky, colourful and quite cool are appropriate adjectives.

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Thank Turkophileabz
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