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Eating & drinkingEating & drinking

Izmir is overcrowded with eateries, from simple kebab stores to exclusive five-star restaurants. The cheaper eating places are around the bazaar and the Alsancak area, while you will find countless good restaurants along the waterfront at Birinci Kordon, serving tranca and cipura, kinds of sea bream that are a local speciality.

Halikarnass Bahk Lokantasi

Simply prepared good quality fish and crustaceans. Thanks to its location, next to Bazdurak Cami fish market, the food is as fresh as it could be!
Address: Crossing of 870, 871 and 873 soks

Dogu Karadeniz Lokantasi

Restaurant in the traditional style serving grilled meat, a choice of local mezes, accompanied now and then by improvised Turkish folk music.
Address: Yeyisel Cikmanzi 39/E


Well-known restaurant where you can dine in the open air. Enjoy a plate of doner or grilled meat dishes served with a fresh salad, during which you can enjoy some people-watching.
Address: 1444 Sok 14/A, Alsancak

Deniz Restaurant

Much appreciated amongst the local population for its range of fish dishes, including its own special fish soup. Booking in advance is recommended.
Address: Izmir Palas Hotel, Vasif Cinar Bulvari


Fine restaurant established in an 18th century restored townhouse. The food, a mix of traditional Turkish and Mediterranean seafood, fits in nicely with the luxurious surroundings.
Address: Ikinci Kordon (Cumhuriyet Bulvari) 248

Limon Cay Salonu

Dream away for a couple of hours in this extremely popular café. A varied public comes here to discuss the events of the day while enjoying a cup of tea (çay) and sharing a Turkish water-pipe (nargile). Soft drinks and fresh fruit juices are also sold.
Address: Birinci Kordon 128

Internet House

The fastest Internet café in Izmir! A number of different teas (çay), coffee and soft drinks are also served here. Open 7 days a week from 09h00-midnight.
Address: 1378 Sok No. 26 Alsancak 35210

Café Browne

A very popular café, where a selection of tasty dishes and beverages are served. Seating available outside.
Address: 1379 Sok, close to the American cultural centre.

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