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From vine-draped meyhanes (taverns), small lokantas (restaurants), and pizzerias to smart seafood restaurants and super-trendy fusion joints, Bodrum has one of Turkey’s best and most varied eating scenes. Head for Gumusluk for sunset fish suppers, and to Golturkbuku for the ultimate in up-to-the-minute dining.

Top Restaurants in Bodrum

Arsipel Restaurant

One of the few gourmet restaurants that has strayed to Bitez, Arsipel’s seafood-heavy menu offers the occasional nod to French and Mediterranean cuisine.

Aktur Sitesi, 011-90-252-343-1016
Tags: moderate | seafood

Berk Café and Bar

As close to a Greek taverna as you’ll get in Turkey, this small, friendly restaurant serves up all sorts of seafood to a largely local clientele.

Cumhuriyet Caddesi 167, 011-90-252-313 0239
Tags: family | budget | seafood


Don’t be fooled by looks – this place near the Karada Marina may look simple but the seafood is superb.

Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi, 011-90-252-316-1220
Tags: moderate | seafood | great value


Tucked away from the Bodrum bustle near the Marina, this romantic eatery has an Ottoman-focused menu with a smattering of fusion dishes like prawns in garlic.

Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi 160, 011-90-252-316 3705,
Tags: romance | expensive


This hillside café on the road to Yalikavak serves home-cooked Turkish meals – the real draw, however, are the great city views.

Yalikavak yolu, 011-90-252-394 4044
Tags: moderate | great value

Ship Ahoy

Head to this Golturkbuku waterfront establishment for superb mezes and fish served to the accompaniment of DJ-spun house music.

Yalikavak yolu, 011-90-252-377-5070
Tags: expensive | trendy


Join the yachties in this converted olive-oil factory across the road from the marina for Mediterranean-style dishes.

Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi 170, 011-90-252-313-2732
Tags: expensive | trendy

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