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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Tavaci Recep Usta

      Anatolian meat specialities
      Carnivores really are spoilt for choice in this restaurant. Whether on skewers, as a roast, inside bread or in a stew, there are simply no limits to the meat creations by restaurant owner Recep Usta. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, because locals also love sitting in the shade of the palm trees in the middle of the city to enjoy the sumptuous dishes.
      Atatürk Caddesi, Alsancak
      Izmir, 35600
      +90 232 463 87 97
    • Meyhane Piero

      Laughing faces
      The excellent atmosphere in this establishment isn't only due to the Turkish "Raki", but also to the delicious local food, the folk music and the many locals who also frequent it. It is advisable to book a table well in advance and start with the delicious meze.
      Muzaffer İzgü Sokak 3
      Alscancak, Izmir
      +90 232 464 50 05
    • Deniz

      Treasures from the sea
      For over 30 years, this family-run business has been serving fish and seafood. One of its specialities is the catch of the day cooked in a salt crust. However, the meze – such as squid with oregano or baked sardines – is also not to be missed. A good bottle of white wine completes the culinary experience. The restaurant's location on the "Kordon" promenade guarantees guests an all-round wonderful ambience beside the sea.
      Kültür Mh., Atatürk Caddesi No:188
      Izmir, 35220
      +90 232 464 44 99
    • La Cigale

      Relaxing oasis
      When you've had enough sightseeing, then the gardens of the French Cultural Centre are the perfect spot for some relaxation. In summer, you can sit under the olive and pine trees and enjoy some French cheese and a glass of good wine for lunch. The restaurant also serves hot French and Aegean delights for lunch and in the evening. As the temperature drops, diners particularly appreciate the terrific atmosphere and the warmth of the garden.
      Cumhuriyet Bulv. Fransız Kültür Merkezi No:152
      Izmir, 35220
      +90 232 421 47 80
    • Sipari

      Harbour delights
      The large terrace right beside the sea is the perfect place to experience supreme culinary delights while watching the peaceful bustle on the numerous sailing vessels. There are so many ways of preparing the dishes that diners are spoilt for choice: Perhaps some plain grilled sea bass, or perhaps chard stuffed with shrimp? And for those who have still got room after such a delicious main course, the desserts with delights such as fruit chips and ice cream are just exquisite.
      Levent Marina Tesisleri
      Haydar Aliyev Bulvarı 4
      +90 232 259 59 58
    • Adabeyi

      Fish, sea, sunset
      Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was just as busy in Izmir as he was in France. He created the generous "Konak Pier" and attractive warehouse. The "Adabeyi" seafood restaurant was opened there in 2009. It serves its guests the delicious catch of the day – once it has spent some time braising away in the wood-fired oven. The specialities include stuffed mackerel and original fish ravioli. The icing on the cake is watching the sunset over dessert, and the starry sky over coffee.
      Atatürk Cad. 19
      İzmir, Türkei
      +90 232 482 0470
    • Leman Culture Centre Cafe

      Lively and colourful
      This café is always full: the Leman is extremely popular with students. To join the happy throngs as a tourist, it's best to find a quiet corner with a good view of the activities. The brightly-coloured interior and comics on the walls all help to enhance the atmosphere. Large and small snacks and a wide range of drinks all help to satisfy hunger and thirst.
      Kıbrıs Şehitleri Cd. Alsancak, Konak
      Izmir, 35220
      +90 232 463 01 33
    • Varuna Gezgin Café

      Café del Mundo
      Once upon a time there was a backpacker in Izmir. He wanted to open his own café there and share his travel experiences with others. His concept was extremely well received, and before long other travellers started to meet up at the café and share their culinary (and other) experiences with other visitors.
      Muzaffer İzgü Sok. No:13 Konak
      Izmir, 3500
      +90 232 421 05 84
    • Club En Vélo

      Stay a while
      Don't worry; you won't have to ride a bike. Only dance and party. Before things really get going, you can enjoy a leisurely evening meal and then cheer the musicians or DJs. And if you start to feel a little tired, don't bother to go home – just make yourself comfortable by the fire or at the bar.
      Şair Eşref Bulvarı No:92, Alsancak
      Izmir, 35600
      +90 232 463 28 69
    • Nicci Lounge

      More than a living room
      Don't throw away your flight ticket. It gives you free admission to this stylish lounge. The interior with lots of sofas and wood is more like a living room than a music club. But on some days it can get quite noisy: on Tuesdays there's a jazz band; Thursday is the night for lovers of Latin music, and the weekends are all about club music.
      Atatürk Cad. 232/A, Alsancak
      Izmir, 35370
      +90 232 463 00 11
    • Sardunya Café Bar

      For sports lovers and culture fans
      This bar is a meeting place for sports lovers and jazz and culture fans. At the weekends, live TV broadcasts are shown on the ground floor so football fans can cheer their favourite teams on. During the week, guests make themselves comfortable in the conservatory and enjoy the jazz music. The top floor is the venue for theatrical performances, jam sessions and concerts. There is a large selection of beers and liqueurs as well as Mediterranean delights to provide for guests' creature comforts.
      Kıbrıs Şehitleri Cad./1453. Sok. No:12, Alsancak
      Izmir, 35370
      +90 232 421 3318
    • La Puerta

      Popular meeting place
      "We open the door so you'll never forget to enjoy life." These words were spoken by three fun-loving keen travellers whose dream came true when they opened this bar. And it's a great place to meet up with friend for delicious mezes, for a chat or to visit a concert.
      1469 sokak No:69-71, Alsancak
      Izmir, 35370
      +90 232 422 44 57