Restaurants in Akbuk
There are over 20 permanent restaurant/bars in Akbuk and quite a few more street cafés spring up in the summer season.
Menus these days tends to be more geared towards the holiday makers and most establishments offer a range of international dishes, steaks and fish. Whilst more than adequate for average visitor/tourist, traditional Turkish cuisine is hard to find in Akbuk now. If you're the kind of traveller who want to experience local cuisines your best options would be to seek out such restaurants as Garden Mehmet, Pizza Hatti and Korfez .
Turkish grills are definitely worth sampling, dishes like Beyti Sarma, Iskender and Ali Nazik will have you returning for more. Turkish Mezes served as a starter with lavash bread are so varied and filling you will hardly have room for your main course.
If English breakfasts, burgers and chips are your preferred choices, you will be more than catered for in Akbuk, although being a Muslim town pork is not usually on the menu.Alcohol is heavily taxed in Turkey, especially imported drinks, so watch out if hitting those shorts or cocktails as the bill might end up more than you expected.
Korfez family back at the helm
Great news for all of us fans of inexpensive quality Turkish cuisine.
A few of us will remember Korfez Pizza Pansion well now it is back and with the same chef. For those who don't know the family, Turan former owner of the famous Pizza Hatti is chef Ali's brother-in-law and Turan ran the most successful restaurant in Akbuk for donkeys years.
Well this the same family with the same skills and if there is only restaurant in Akbuk we recommend this year this is it.
They have the Turkish ovens and grills to serve delicious meals, pizzas, pide, lamachun, guvec, kebaps and all manner of great food. Don't expect steak & chips just yet they are still just getting started but if you liked Pizza Hatti you'll love this place and the prices are cheap.
Photo: Left Melike (chef Ali's wife) - Centre chef Ali Korfez - Right Ozlem (Melike's sister).
AkvaryumEvery Tuesday from around 8:30pm. Pub quiz. Everyone welcome.
Korfez RestaurantTable-Top sale every Saturday.
Every week from 11am onwards.
All welcome whether buying or selling.
CelebiEvery Friday from around 9pm. Pub quiz. Everyone welcome.
Sad isn't it!