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“Always very good”

Ayhan Restaurant Cafe & Bar
Ranked #94 of 475 Restaurants in Marmaris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Turkish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Always very good”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

always willing to help,i have been going a number of years now, i have tried one or two other places but Ayhan apartments feels like home to me.

  • Visited September 2011
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Poole, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
“The Best Internatioal Food We Have Had In Marmaris!”
Reviewed 5 October 2011

RESTAURANT: Ayhan restaurant & Bar.
Kemal S. Elgin Bulvari No. 78
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LOCATION: From the Taj Mahal walk towards Icmeler. It is on the right about 200 metres along. It is the restaurant/bar right before the cash machines. The restaurant name is not easy to spot as there are two large trees in front.
STYLE: International with a good Turkish dish section.
BOGOF: No.
SET MEALS: Yes. This is for either a steak or chicken/pasta/pizza meal. Starter was Nan bread (Puffy) bread with dips. Main course was “any” steak 19.95 lira (£7.12p) or any chicken, pasta or pizza dish for 14.95 lira (£5.34p). there was also a desert mentioned but I don’t remember what it was except that it contained ice-cream
DATE OF VISIT: 01/09/11
DISHES TRIED: Before the starters came we were served with the “puffy” (Nan) bread, garlic butter, chilli dip and a yogurt with mint dip. The butter and dips were very generous portions and we were unable to finish them.
I am unable to remember what Jean had for a starter but do remember that she enjoyed it and managed to finish it. I ordered the calamari, which came on a bed of shredded lettuce and was surrounded with slices of cucumber and carrot. The batter was thin and very crisp and the squid it contained was moist and tender.
For our main courses Jean ordered the Tagliatelle Ayhan and I ordered the Lamb Kavarma. The tagliatelle was of monumental proportions and was topped with a good serving of sliced fillet steak in a lovely cream sauce. Once again this was such a huge portion that Jean was totally unable to finish, although I noticed she did not leave any of the steak! My Kavarma came in a traditional Turkish metal dish with a lid. This was set over a small burner to keep it warm. Under the lid was the Kavarma. A mixture of cubed lamb, onions, peppers and mushrooms was simmering in a light but very savoury gravy. Around the edge of this mixture was a large portion of big, real chips, a portion of mash and another of rice. There was also a serving of mixed vegetables. The meal was outstanding. Full of flavour with very tender meat.
We both agreed that it was the best international meal we have during our holiday.
We retuned on a Sunday to try the lunch but the restaurant was fully booked and we could not get a table. So book if you can!
DRINKS TRIED: One large bottle of Efes and a glass of red wine for me and two glasses of the red wine for Jean. The wine was lovely and fruity.
TOTAL PRICE: 76 lira. (£27.14)
PRICE/PERSON: £13.57
STAFF: Quick, well trained and as always smiling.
OWNER: Not known.
AMBIANCE: Although the restaurant is by the main Marmaris to Icmeler road, the presence of a couple of very large trees gives an illusion of seclusion and lessens the traffic noise. The seating is comfortable. However, I imagine the large screen TVs could be a distraction when sport is being shown. Fortunately for us there was nothing on at the time of our main visit.
For international cuisine this was the best restaurant that we tried on this visit to Turkey.
We have no hesitation in recommending this to all who enjoy good food.
Peter & Jean. :o)

  • Visited September 2011
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yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“cant beat it”
Reviewed 30 September 2011

returned again this year went half board at kalemci across the road but ended up eating at Ayhan all week again, food is outstanding and service is amazing... the value and quality makes you wonder how they do it so cheap, a 3 course chicken meal is 14lira (£5) and a 3 course steak meal is 19lira £6.75) absolutely amazing food, full english brekkie 5lira (1.75) just cant fault this place.... the satff are brilliant, you wont find a better restaruant/bar in marmaris, see you next year.

  • Visited September 2011
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Nicest Food”
Reviewed 14 September 2011

I went on holiday with my two daughters, aged 17 & 13. We ate here every night and all had something different every night. Such lovely food, amazing value for money, staff are so friendly - cant fault it. There was a free pool table, TV that showed Emmerdale and Eastenders!! and the best thing of all free wi-fi and the use of a laptop on the bar so the girls could keep up to date with facebook - made my evenings with my nice cold efes very enjoyable, thank you!!

  • Visited August 2011
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Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best food, drink and staff in Marmaris”
Reviewed 6 August 2011

This is the second time we have been to Marmaris and it wont be the last. Ayhan have the most friendly staff with excellent food and drink available and a relaxed atmosphere. You are made to feel very welcome, like friends, not another random tourist but are never hassled. Would highly recommend as a restaurant or for accommodation. Many thanks to Memo, Sam, Mehmet, Ahmet and all other staff for making our time with them relaxing and enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing them again next year :) x

  • Visited July 2011
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