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Aravan Evi Restaurant

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Ayvali Koyu | Ayvali koyu, Urgup 50400, Turkey
+90 384 354 5838
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely lunch at family run boutique hotel. Vegetables were fresh from their garden. Food had wonderful flavour thanks to hours cooking in clay pots. Each dish was simple and delicious. Beautiful view and great service. A great place to stop for a leisurely meal in Cappadocia!

1 Thank Gabrielle S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Bit tricky to find in the dark, but the welcome from this family was extraordinary. We had booked in advance (essential,so they know what and when to cook), so Mama had prepared a wonderful meal, accommodating the face that I don't eat meat. The food just kept on coming and was a very reasonable fixed price. Okan, the owner's son,... More 

Thank c2pol
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic authentic turkish home cooked meal served with great service. My 2nd visit to this family run restaurant located in this tiny village in Ayvali, Urgup. Great ambience and the food, needless to say, was fantastic! Owner's mom does the cooking with lotsa passion and love. Fresh ingredients were hand picked from their own organic garden and what more can... More 

Thank Juliana A
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Got taken here by our guide who had arranged this so that we get a taste of authentic home cooked food of the region. It's not really a restaurant as they only take bookings and then prepare the food according to who is coming, so you need to book this place. You can not just turn up at lunchtime. The... More 

1 Thank HarryMak
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend were staying in one of the hotels in Goreme. Booked a jeep tour with our awesome guide Okan Yazgan, who we later discovered, was also the owner of this lovely family-owned boutique hotel & restaurant called Aravan Evi, situated in a peaceful Ayvali Village in Urgup. After our amazing jeep tour, we decided to have our... More 

1 Thank Juliana A
San Francisco
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

In the tiny village of Ayvali, not far from Urgup, this amazing gem of a restaurant is run by a local family. The cooking is done by Nurhayet, the woman of the house, whose locally-based, locally-sourced dishes are subtly flavored, balanced and perfectly cooked. Depending on the season, much of the produce comes from their nearby huge! organic garden. You... More 

1 Thank Handmark
Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Cappadocia was my first stop upon my arrival in Turkey. Of my two weeks in the country, I must say my decision to be at Aravan Evi was the best. The food was freshly organicly harvested and cooked with lots of love from the lady in the kitchen. It is truly home-cooked, family-run - they serve with passion, love, very... More 

1 Thank punzy
Honolulu, Hawaii
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Others have spoken of the freshness of the food, the farm to table aspect, great setting, reasonable price and how helpful Okan is whose mother cooks while he attends to the guests. In addition we spent time with the mother in the kitchen watching her make the food which she does with care and love. Firstly a very nice family... More 

Thank satere007
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Our guide alerted us to the existence of this restaurant whilst we were staying for 3 nights at Gamirasu Cave hotel. In Turquoise, Chef Greg Malouf's Turkish culinary discovery book, he noted it as his restaurant of choice in the Cappadocia region. And it delivered all it promised. We were on that night, unfortunately for them, the only two customers... More 

Thank Jean-Claude N
Istanbul, Turkey
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We chose to have lunch here on our way to Kaymaklı underground city. And did not regret it one bit. İt is fixed menu, and reasonable priced.

3 Thank Filiz O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ayvali Koyu | Ayvali koyu, Urgup 50400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Cappadocia  >  Urgup
  • Phone Number: +90 384 354 5838
We offer two diffirent menus for our guests in our restaurant. These include the famous Turkish village cuisine like, casserole which is cooked in our tandir (oven on th ground), local round Turkish bread, soup cooked in tandir with bulgur(boiled and pounded wheat), Stuffed vine in olive oil, haricot beans cooked in tandir inside a traditional clay pot.You can find below our two diffirent menus below. Please make reservation before 5 hours. We are cooking in tanduri oven our all menü.home cooking cappadocia.

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