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“What a great place this is!”

Yakamengen Kafe Restoran
Ranked #12 of 115 Restaurants in Datca
Price range: US$7 - US$35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The old olive oil mill in the village of Yaka came to life in the hands of artisans. The stone building which was more than a century old was restored and became a Cafe - Restaurant. We invite you to enjoy our Mediterranean cuisine either inside the cool stone building or in the shades of olive trees in our garden. The restaurant is open in summer.
Ankara, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What a great place this is!”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Yakamengen is in Yaka Village just between Palamutbükü beach and Knidos so it would be good to arrange a lunch or dinner visit while you plan one of your days in Datca for the route to Palamutbükü beach or visit to antiqe city Knidos. I really applaud the idea and initiative of the owner to open this place. Very local yet modern in the middle of a very modest village. Great food, great service. Great ambiance even romanic at night. The owner is a very friendly nice gentleman showing attention to each table. I strongly recommend people do not miss this place in Datca.

  • Visited August 2013
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“the best in Datça”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Yakamengen Kafe had the most delicious food that I ate in Datça. The lamb, mixed plate of mezedes, pudding with almond and orange were all excellent. It has a relaxing garden as well. The prices are similar to the other restaurants in Datça. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank hazalp
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Good food, good music, nice people”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Try the homemade lemonade!

Ambiance is good. Food is really good although not the typical local menu.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Cigdem E
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croatia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A wonderful dream in the amazing Yakakoy”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Well,this was a big discovery,firstly the simple beauty of Datca and than the simple,unconventional Yakamengen restaurant.Very simple,relaxed atmosphere with the super friendly owner Arda and his wonderful team that stays behind the kitchen and service.You should try the Keci peynir plate,the meze entree,any kind of dessert that is made ....i spend 7 days in Datca and this restaurant was like my kitchen...so i tried almost everything and everything was just to lick your fingers when the plate was empty:)İ highly recommend it to any travelers coming to Datca region.Yaka and the villages around it are famous for their almonds,olive oil,capers,honey,soap....another dream for people who love organic food and the still untouched nature...all this feelings are a big part of the atmosphere in the Eden garden of Yakamengen.I Simply love it

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank fuzz2007
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Suprisingly good”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Very nice, welcoming restaurant in the middle of nowhere. The ambiance is great. Food is delicious. I would recommend the cold Turkish starters (meze), the "roka salad with orange", the deserts and the home made lemonade. There is not much choice of main dishes but there are dishes for everyone. The staff is polite and welcoming. Price level is also good, not overpriced. I would like to warn those who wil choose to visit this restaurant that credit card is not accepted, you need to bring cash. I would highly recommend anyone who visit Datca, especially Palamutbuku which is a marvelous bay nearby to try this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Ilhan P
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