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“Better than expected”
Review of Karakus Restaurant

Karakus Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 35 Restaurants in Cirali
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

- Nice setting and decoration. Chill out ambience.
- We came here by chance, before reading some bad reviews in TA.
- Food was good, particularly the shrimps.
- We didn't try the fish but a couple was having one beside us and it smelled great.
- The casserolas were OK but not particularly interesting (although my partner liked the lamb one, which for me was a bit too strong).
- The service was quite good, much better than most places, and they spoke good enough English.
- Apart from the fact that they brought the chicken casserole before the grilled shrimps, it was all OK and we enjoyed it.
- So far one of the best places in the area.

Thank Julio M
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with my partner after being told by our hotel that they would offer 10% discount for lunch or dinner. It's right on the beach so the restaurant itself is absolutely amazing location, scenery, feel. We ordered wine, which was good wine. Then we ordered two appetizers but one of them was the incorrect one (even though I had pointed at it - it wasn't a language barrier issue). Prior to receiving the appetizers we had also ordered a large fish to share. After worrying about filling up on the enormous pide, we put it to one side to wait for our main. However after waiting a while the waiter eventually came up and asked if we wanted the main. Very strange as usually the idea of appetizers is that you can cook the mains while eating and it's meant to come shortly after. As the fish was still on ice, we had to wait another 45mins for the fish to arrive. The fish was nice, but it was 60lira for one fish which we thought was quite pricey, and with only a potato and a bit of salad on the plate to go with it.

At the end, it didn't look like we got the discount anyway.

On the plus side, breakfast was included in the hotel at the same restaurant the following day and it was really delicious.

Overall you're probably paying for the luxury of sitting on the beach rather than really good food.

Thank Greg L
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Do you enjoy eating a big fatty Mediterranean fish on the grill? Then I definitely recommend this restaurant. We have dined here 3 out of 3 nights during our stay in Cirali. We had Lagos/Grouper with their homemade meze and bread. It was all amazing with the local white wine.
If you want to eat a hamburger in a fish restaurant, just be ready to be disappointed because it will always be average-poor in every good Turkish fish restaurant.
Staff was really friendly as well.
For an easy lunch, if not ready for a full meal, just go to next restaurant and have a gozleme (turkish pancakes). The mixed vegetable& cheese one was amazing with the freshly squeezed pomegranate juice.

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Thank Sevan H
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

We ate here twice just to give it a fair shot. Based on the other reviews here I was really surprised how bad it was. We had lunch, in which my daughter had a "ham"burger which was actually an overcooked, previously frozen lamb burger which we fed to the dog hanging out at the restaurant. They padded the bill with items we never ordered, knowing that as tourists we don't read Turkish, so we had to do a count. At dinner the lamp chops were cooked to shoe leather, the pasta was declared to be "as bad as airplane food". But the coup de grace came when we paid the bill and the change failed to materialize. The message was very clear that these people are after your money any way they can get it, and it's not a cheap place either. Shame, because the atmosphere is lovely.

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Thank Alexandra H
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

The grilled octopus was cooked to perfection! In addition, the complementary mezes as well as the flat bread were a delicious accompaniment to the spectacular dish. By far the best dinner we had in Cirali.

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Thank Chelsea W
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