Kalkan's topography has resulted in narrow winding cobbled streets that run along, and rise away from the waterfront. This has meant that over the years industrious restaurateurs have found all sorts of nooks and crannies in which to start a restaurant or a bar, and in so doing this has created the unique charm and character of Kalkan. Many eateries are located on roof terraces, offering views across Kalkan's rooftops to the sea, some are tucked in corners that need to be sought out, and others areon the marina and beach front to rival any in the Mediterranean. Kalkan boasts over numerous excellent restaurants offering an eclectic choice of dishes from Turkish to International Cuisine. A shopper's paradise with the opportunity to strolling through the streets after dinner.Good dining has always been the way of life in Kalkan and continues today. In fact, Kalkan is said to have the highest number of restaurants and bars per inhabitant or square meter on the Turkish coast (over 100 of them!). Additionally, Kalkan is especially renowned in Turkey for its numerous roof terrace restaurants and bars which offer a wonderful view of the town, sea and stars. It’s also nice to sit at one of the many fine harbour-side restaurants and watch the pleasure boats and fishermen leave early in the morning as you eat your breakfast, or see the fishing boats return with the day’s catch in the evening.
You cannot go wrong spending an evening in Kisla. How does this sound? Sundowners on the balcony or the roof terrace, not having to step foot in a car, and then enjoying an amazing meal in an amazing setting, between 1 and 5 mins walk from Kisla Falls. All these establishments are very close to Kisla Falls. You have the best of both worlds in Kisla.
Dining in Kalkan
We have not tried every restaurant in Kalkan but we are making it our mission to try. Here is our personal view on the ones we have tried so far. We recommend every single one of the eateries below.
** for our 2022 favourites.
** Ata Kebab - on the road near the market. really good nosh, even better prices. Take out as we do or eat in. Lots of locals seems to eat here.ATA MEZZE GRILL, Kalkan - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor
Aubergine - waterfront. The menu offers a variety of freshly caught fish and seafood, meat, poultry and vegetable dishes all made using only the finest quality of local producee. We had the best roast potatoes here! Popular dining by the harbour.https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g297964-d1214891-Reviews-Aubergine-Kalkan_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html
Belgins Kitchen - old town. This is one of our favourites. Ottoman style eating with traditional fayre. Perch on cushions on the floor and enjoy an atmospheric meal. Very good value. You can see their tripadvisor reviews here https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g297964-d1521512-Reviews-Belgin_s_Kitchen-Kalkan_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html
Café leon - old town. Amazing 'Taste of Turkish' every Thursday night. We loved this experience and were completely stuffed. Great value - amazing food. You can see their tripadvisor reviews here https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g297964-d1812184-Reviews-Cafe_Leon-Kalkan_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html
Chameleon - old town. A newcomer for 2019. Good food and service. You can see their tripadvisor reviews here https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g297964-d17412750-Reviews-Chameleon_Restaurant_Bar-Kalkan_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html
Oz Adana - new town. By the roundabout where the taxi are. Fresh beautifully cooked kebabs, pide, salad, bread, pizzas casseroles. Very good value. No alcohol. You can see their tripadvisor reviews here https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g297964-d3510844-Reviews-Oz_Adana-Kalkan_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html
Sade - old town. Possibly the best meal we had in 2019. This has tables inside, on a roof terrace and perched in balconies over the streets. Our favourite. You can see their tripadvisor reviews here https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g297964-d2649637-Reviews-Sade_Restaurant-Kalkan_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html
Salt and Pepper - waterfront. Fusion food with traditional elements. Lovely lunch herehttps://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g297964-d1142951-You can see their tripadvisor reviews here Reviews-Salt_and_Pepper-Kalkan_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html
Teraca - the restaurant at Hotel Mediteran. See their facebook page here - Teraca. Amazing views, the best Pina Colada in Kalkan and great food! You can see their tripadvisor reviews here https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g297964-d1144772-r680886955-The_Mediteran_Hotel-Kalkan_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html