Restaurant reviews

Best al fresco dining in Bodrum

Al fresco dining is essential to summer holidays. Enjoy delicious food and drinks with Bodrum’s warm sunshine, blessing breeze, and unwinding views of the blue seas. Vamos Bodrum Vamos Bodrum’s design is an Instagrammable, effortless answer to the hot summer, with every interior detail bringing the perceptible temperature down. As…

New restaurant and bar openings 2019

The dining scene in Bodrum has become more exciting because of the new faces appearing on the peninsula. Form waterfront restaurants to chic cocktail bars, be the first to try these new flavors in town! İxir After sharing his mixology knowledge with pretty much every Istanbul bar that matters, Cevat…

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…

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…

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…

Musto, Bodrum

Musto, Bodrum

Musto is one of those casual eateries with few pretenses, making it a charming place to meet friends for a drink and a bite. A local favorite, it’s rare not to find a crowd at this highly likable little spot. A long and detailed menu ensures everyone will find something…