Discover the top restaurants in Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula

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Explore the best places to eat along the beautiful Bodrum Peninsula 

If a country finds itself to be a staging post for half the developed world, then it is highly likely to develop a magnificently diverse cuisine to go with it. Turkey’s geography meant that merchants from China, Mongolia, Russia, Arabia, Europe and later the Ottoman empire left their mark on the dinner plates of the region. 

Today, Turkish cuisine is appreciated worldwide and whether you fancy street food or a gold-coated tomahawk steak at a fine-dining restaurant, there will be a place to suit. 

The Bodrum Peninsula, with the top coastal town of Bodrum on one side and its newer rival Yalikavak on the other, offer a wide variety of places to eat, whether in exclusive resorts or quaint seaside villages.  

Here the MCC team has put together a selection of dining spots. 

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Denizhan, situated on a major highway, serves southeastern Turkish food. The restaurant menu offers marinated meats, kebabs, special breads 'pittas' and delicious starters. Try 'kunefe', a traditional sweet baked cheese dessert with pistachios. 
Find out more 
Call: +90 252 363 76 74 
Address: Konacık, Atatürk Boulevard, No 275, 48470 Bodrum/Muğla

Memedof Balik

Memedof fish restaurant began in 2001 on the Gölköy coast and now offers a comprehensive seafood menu in a picturesque waterfront setting at Yalikavak, with another branch at Bodrum. 
Find out more 
Call: +90 546 692 80 23 
Address: Yalıkavak Gerişaltı mevkii, Çökertme Cd. No:42, Bodrum/Muğla


Elegant and set in a 19th-century building spilling out into a  plant-filled courtyard, Kocadon restaurant offers a charming and romantic setting for a delicious meal. Dine by candlelight with soft jazz music in the background. The food is traditionally Turkish, including barbecue. 
Find out more 
Call: +90 535 469 63 39 
Address: Eskiçeşme Mah. Davulcu Ali Sk. Kapı:2, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla


Tucked away in Palmarina is this summer offshoot of the long-established Istanbul restaurant. Hünkar Lokantası has brought its upscale offering to the seaside and offers it in charming surroundings. 
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Call: +90 252 385 33 40 
Address: Cokertme Mevkii, Palmarina Yat Limani, No:6/1-1, Yalikavak 48990

Günaydın Et

From its beginnings as a butcher’s shop in Istanbul, Gunaydin Et has grown into a large chain of steakhouses and kebab restaurants in many key locations and also in malls. It prides itself on good quality meat.
Find out more 
Call: +90 252 385 24 70 
Address: Yalikavak Marina, Merkez District Çökertme Street, Yalikavak Bodrum


This restaurant from the international Japanese chain sits at the water’s edge with great views of the Aegean, and opens from June onwards until the end of the summer season. The modern menu comes from the main kitchen, the sushi counter and the robata grill, so there’s plenty of choice. 
Find out more 
Call: +90 252 385 48 07 
Address: Çökertme Caddesi No:36, Yalıkavak Marina, Yalikavak Bodrum


Hazine, or ‘The Treasury’, popular in Cihangir, operates a summer venue in Yalikavak with a popular, buzzy, nightclub vibe, Turkish food and plenty of music. 
Find out more 
Call: +90 532 772 10 20 
Address: Yalıkavak, No: 3, Çankaya Sk., 48990 Bodrum/Muğla 


Another gem on Yelikavak Marina is Fenix, serving traditional Turkish food in an elegant setting on the waterfront. Open for the summer season only. 
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Call: +90 252 385 38 70 
Address: Yalıkavak Marina, Yalıkavak Beldesi AE Blok -1, 48990 Bodrum/Muğla


Part of an upscale chain, Nusr-Et’s Yalikavak restaurant is located on the marina with sunny outdoor decking and great views of the Aegean. Meat dishes are front and center of the menu - including a gold-covered tomahawk steak that must be seen to be believed! They aim to turn meat into works of art. Open for the summer season. 
Find out more 
Call: +90 212 568 77 38 
Address: Yat Limanı, Çökertme Cd. No:6, 48990 Bodrum/Muğla


Up in the hills above the pretty cove of Gümüşlük, in a beautiful countryside setting, this rustic traditional Turkish restaurant is popular, partly for its food but partly for its amazing sunset views. Open only for the summer season. 
Find out more 
Call: +90 554 740 62 60 
Address: Gümüşlük, Kardak Sk. No: 7, 48970 Bodrum/Muğla


Lovers of seafood and scenery will appreciate Mimoza, a lovely fish restaurant in  Gümüşlük, which has a great position near the stone pier at the harbor of the ancient city of Myndos.Open only for the summer season. 
Find out more 
Call: +90 252 394 31 39 
Address: Yalı Mavkii No:104 Gümüşlük, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla


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