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“Worth the Hunt”
Review of Izela Restaurant

Izela Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Kayakoy
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The beautiful relaxed restaurant, offers a delicious selection of meals. Turkish specialities including the best examples of Turkish Meze, Fresh Fish, scrumptious steaks and locally farmed Lamb. Combining our own and locally grown organic ingredients with the talents of Tolga, the owner and Chef, our menu includes dishes to suit every age and taste. The informal atmosphere is perfect for our guests to enjoy their evening. Relaxing on the fabulous terrace in the cool breeze from the mountain, with a cheese board and excellent Red. Mojito sun downers, and a superb selection of liquor, fresh coffees and teas can be enjoyed while reclining in the gorgeous cushioned seating areas that are very hard to part from...
Casteljaloux, France
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Worth the Hunt”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Tucked well away ın this very Turkish village , no chance of passing ıt , you have to know ıt's there , ıf you stay or live around they will send out a taxı to get you , dependıng on how many people ıt can be free , six of us went and we gave them TL 25
Delıghtful place , has to be vısıted to apprecıate whats on offer , in fact the fırst time ıt really is a WOW , have been there fıve tımes and the food has always been lovely , prıces very reasonable , can sıt outsıde on warm evenıngs or by the wood burnıng stove on cooler evenings , ıf nearby make the effort to go , one of the few Turkısh restaurants that make a real effort

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What a great find”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had heard of the restaurant the previous year but hadnt found time to visit during 2012. However, this year during our month long stay at our own villa we decided to book up and try it out. We are so glad that we did, as soon as we got to the restaurant the atmosphere hit us, it was relaxing, happy and such a stunning setting. The owners have it just right.

We ordered our food from the well thought out menu, and when the food arrived it matched the the quality of the place.

We have always visited Levissi Garden Wine House Restaurant, but it now has some serious competition in Kaya Koy. We will be back without doubt.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank karl-n-sharon
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Boulder, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant way off the beaten path”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

On our drive from Bodrum to Antalya, we wandered up to the deserted village of Kayakoy. We were stunned to find a restaurant of this caliber in such a rural location, run by a remarkable chef, Tolga.

The experience begins by staff directing you to a cushioned table where you relax order a drink and review the menu. After 15-20 minutes, the waiter gets you and brings you to your table, which in October was outside on a beautiful patio. Each course was an absolute delight. I love grilled calamari and had been sampling it all along the coast, but the calamari served here was melt in your mouth delicious. I had a braised lamb shoulder that was beautifully seasoned, while my wife had a lamb souvlaki that was also off the charts.

The wine selection was excellent and reasonably priced. We had several bottles of a 2004 cabernet and Turkish grape blend that was a wonderful complement to our dinner. Usually we do not have room for desert, but there was no way we were not going to sample everything Tolga and Izela had to offer. Desert was on a par with the rest of the meal.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank NickCafe
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Birmingham, UK
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Superb food and service”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We had two excellent meals here during a week in Fethiye. Over the two meals we had 4 different items from the menu, and all were excellent. The service was professional, attentive and yet friendly at the same time. The first night we ate under the stars - wonderful. The weather had chilled when we returned and therefore the tables inside were used, which is an intimate, cosy setting. Very good selection of local wins to accompany the excellent menu. Highy recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Gems-Dad
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“good grub”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Great location, good menu choice, slick service. Pick up and drop off available at no cost. Reports from other guests staying were very positive.

Visited October 2013
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Thank matthew120478
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