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Ocakbasi

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$$ - $$$
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Gulluce Caddesi 44, Urgup, Turkey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

It is not right time to visit daytime. Here is a barbeque restaurant. I have ordered lamp sish, taste is average, portion is ok, decoration and music are poor.

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Thank Ünsal A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The meal was delicious and the atmosfer was fine. I specifically liked the presentation. Smokers and non-smokers area was classified. But It seemed like non-smokers has no right to sit open area because all the smoke. Well it is same almost all restaurants in Turkey.

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Thank Şefika Ç
Lodz, Poland
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90 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I went there with my local friend for a dinner. Firstly I was confused about seating front of grill and cook (not on the table) but when I saw that all locals are coming and seating right there the atmosphere was changing and I felt more Turkish ;D It was very good experience and the food was really amazing!

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Thank Angela900119
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The service the quality of meat and the wine was amazing Sitting up at the hot coals, whilst talking with locals and the chef as they cooked our meal was exactly what we were looking for on our adventure through Turkey Very fitting that the original founder was in the building whilst his son continues the family business behind the... More 

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Thank Lanis23
Istanbul, Turkey
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Just go in to that restaurant, sit beside the fire, don't ask for anything just tell the guy " meat please" and after that give me a "useful comment" vote. Don't forget to eat; Mushrooms with garlic sauce Potato Ribs Black liver Don't hesitate because that will fill any normal avarage person stomach.

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Thank gokayss
Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of ourhotel, and he was spot on with this recommendation. This place is absolutely fabulous. We picked a few mezes (haydari, eggplant/tomatoes/peppers, and sauteed red bell peppers) to start with. All were excellent and much more garlicky than the typical Turkey mezes (yum!). We had the meat fresh from the ocakbasi... More 

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Thank Kristin L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We have just spent three days in Urgup, a great little town in Cappadocia, but first a little background. We have been in Turkey for almost three weeks staying in Istanbul. The last few days have been spent in the Cappadocia Region. Turkey is fantastic but the food has been disappointing, particularly the grilled skewered lamb & chicken. much of... More 

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Thank Nhulunbuy2014
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

If you love meat and wish to experience Turkish Tepinyaki, then this is your address. You can watch the chef cook in front of you as you are seated around the charcoal bbq area.

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Thank Marcus_MEL
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife we just been try ocak başı for local peoples or for tourists its just amazing place for meat and raki :) you should also try to mezes dont miss this place :)

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1 Thank Umit K
Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We were the only people in the restaurant and it needs a little attention as it looked dusty (we were there in the hottest month at the end of tourist season) but the FOOD WAS AMAZING! We sat on the rooftop with a good view and I would definitely recommend a meal here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, Turkish, Halal
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gulluce Caddesi 44, Urgup, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Cappadocia  >  Urgup

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?