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“Here we had the first wining&dining of 2018 on January first!”
Review of Yengec Restaurant

Yengec Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 119 Restaurants in Urla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: What they do: • As of today, they o offer us 110 types of appetizers. 28 of them are made upon the suggestion of the guests, and you cannot find them everywhere. Such a wide appetizer range is not available in Turkey. o offer us 22 types of quite special warm starters, and they all have specific attributes. o They offer 18 to 22 types of different fish. • Since the maximum counter life of fishes is 2 days, Mr. Ozer only offers fresh and daily caught fishes. • They aware that they address to our stomach and palate. So, they use the materials of highest quality in all their products, • In addition to such favourable fish, especially appetizer sorts, they make us feel in our home, in our kitchen with a warm interest and grace in a fantastic atmosphere accompanied by delightful music. • They use all products especially in their seasons. • They always work on innovation and different tastes to take us beyond the routines. • They attach maximum importance to hygiene.
Reviewed 11 January 2018

A visit to Urla and having a meal at Yengec (means "Crab" in Turkish) was one of the top items of our ToDo list for Izmir... We took the bus no 725 from Izmir to Urla. After having seen the Urla Center and "Iskele" Art Street, we directly went to Urla pier and easily found Yengec. Although we had not made a reservation they helped us to have lunch at the outside. We ordered Fish Roe, Fish Liver, Calamary stuffed with obergine as appetizers and steamed Scorpionfish stew as main dish. We also followed their advice and ordered a white Urla Wine, Sauvignon Blanc which was quite good. (The bill was 350 Turkish Liras) Thanks a lot Ilhan Bey, thanks a lot YENGEC team!

Tips: 1) Never go there without reservation. We did so and became able to sit because we told them that we were close friends of Mr. Ozdil, who is one of their permanent clients and a recent Urla citizen! This is one of the traditional "alla Turca" ways of problem solving here in this country! Anyway, we had to finish our meal within 2 hrs. and felt like a cat on hot bricks as the guest who reserved our table was on the way!
2) Later on we realized that there are other "Yengec" restaurants in Izmir but the owner of Urla Yengec says that they have no any brunch. (See their website page: "about" ).

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

It was such a wonderful dinner with perfectly served mezes of Aegean region of Turkey. The level this small restaurant has reached i believe is an exception among others in Urla. The ways they cook fish are very very good but i suggest give the priority to meze varieties -more than 40- as much as you can enjoy.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were a group of 4 friends, who wined and dined away the evening here, following a recommendation from a trusted patron. The food in the place is brilliant. The variety and the manner in which a myriad of seafood dishes are served, was astounding. They serve their specialties which are found nowhere else. The Meze selection alone is worth the visit. Sauteed shrimps served with a freshly ground tomatoes are one of a kind. we loved it, and must have spent more than 4 hours enjoying ourselves. Try turkish style with the Beylerbeyi raki, triple distilled without sugar, as smooth as velvet.
A highly recommended restaurant that we will be visisting regularily.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Yengec is famous for a reason - it's really different in terms of seafood recipes. I never saw such a wide range of really different meze, and the hot starters were exciting too. We had the octopus 'suckers' in a wine sauce, and it was spicy and tasty and very unusual. We also had cockles in a wine sauce and a very nice avocado prawn starter, that was unlike the usual European one, as the prawns had been finely mashed with avocado and then refilled the avocado shell. We had booked for 6pm to enjoy the early evening sky over the boats moored in the harbour at Iskele.It was wise to be early as reservations made it impossible after 7pm for anybody to just show up and get a table. the whole quayside was packed when we left around 8pm. I also recommend the Urla Sauvinon blanc - it was delicious.

Thank Ros E
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

"Meze"s are variable and fresh.. however fish and green salad have no taste... eat mezes and drink raki only.. prices are good compared to taste and quality.. however still overpriced!

Thank Silay
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