Restaurant reviews

Arka Restaurant & Pizzeria, Bodrum

Situated in a narrow alley among the souvenir shops of the pedestrian-only part of Cumhuriyet Caddesi in the center of Bodrum, Arka Restaurant & Pizzeria is one of the hidden gems of the area. Easy to overlook when passing by, yet well-known by locals, the place combines local hospitality and…

Bodrum Makarnacı by Koko, Bitez

Since 2012, Bodrum Makarnacı (pasta maker) has been dedicated to perfecting the one staple food that everyone associates with Italian cuisine. This is how a niche was found that transformed a little, boutique cafe into an all-day restaurant and full-grown pasta-making business that also sells its flagship products for you…

Barboom, Yalıkavak

Who doesn’t want a delicious al fresco dinner accompanied by a breathtaking view? Date night or not, especially while on vacation we feel entitled to something extra that comes with the meal. Several restaurateurs in Bodrum understand that very well; the owners personally attend to the tables, welcome the guests,…

Off Gümüşlük, Gümüşlük

What happens when an established brand from Istanbul relocates to the bohemian Bodrum neighborhood of Gümüşlük, while trying to stay true to its quality food-and-entertainment-filled roots? Taking advantage of its multi-functional location, Off Gümüşlük serves as so many things that none of its local competitors can keep up. The main…

Zeytinlina, Yalıkavak

A place with a mission Just a few months since its opening, Zeytinlina has become the go-to place for both Bodrum locals and visitors for a certain reason. Tucked in between boutique hotels on Yalıkavak’s waterfront, what from a distance might seem like just another restaurant is in fact a…

Kebap.guru, Bodrum

Unlike many Turkish celebrity pitmasters, Halil Fikir usta doesn’t slice the air with a sharp fileto knife, nor does he throw salt in an exaggerated fashion all over his kitchen, yet he’s probably the best known specialist in his field in Bodrum. After six seasons in the area, and more…

New openings for 2018

Still thinking of what to eat to complete your perfect holiday? Check out the new restaurant openings and try these new tastes in Bodrum! Pizzeria Luca An Italian chef Luca Chessa and his Turkish partner Şule Aslantürk have opened up a place in the heart of Umurça neighborhood that might be…

Ox Wine & Burger Bar, Bodrum

Bodrum’s best burgers

Burgers make a near ubiquitous appearance at most eateries around town, but few give the simple sandwich it’s fair dues. Here are two Bodrum locations that not only create great basic burgers, but also elevate the taste experience to new levels. If you like your burgers filled with surprises, Ox…

Gravilya, Bitez

Gravilya, Bitez

Hosting cat tenants who wander around stealing seats from customers and a colorful notebook menu that looks like someone’s personal diary, Gravliya is one of the most laid- back places you’ll find in this area. Tucked into the orchards of Bitez, the popular spot is open year- round from late…