We visit Yali. a lot and always have a meal or two in the lovely Cardakli restaurant beside the old harbour. In the evening it is a bustling area and fun for people watching as well as eating. We are always greeted very warmly and no matter how busy are looked after all evening. Mehmet and his team of wonderful waiters and chefs know how to do it!
The food is always good. My favourites are any of the fish choices or the lamb chops and the meatballs are excellent. Cardakli's red house wine is delicious too. Mehmet has chosen this from a private vineyard(I think!)and it is well worth a glass or two. He has a good choice from across the range of Turkish wines.
Do book as this restaurant is very popular. The nice thing is the Turks are a large percentage of its custom. It's not just catering for the foreign tourist.