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Elai Restaurant

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Eski Goreme Cad. No:61, Uchisar, Turkey
+90 384 219 3182
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very elegant restaurant with great food and friendly owners who greet the customers like houseguests.

Thank Gaye G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a really great food with an amazing view and a stunning roof top. As Turkey is not very popular at the moment we were the only guests. This whole region and this place deserve to be very busy. Really a special and very personal place!

Thank Mreckling
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Splendid venue...all begins with a great smile of the host, Özge, who created this venue with her husband, Kubilay. I cannot forget how delicious the stewed seabass with lemon, spinach salad flavoured with apple and raisin and the "kibbe" were...and the views over the Pigeon Valley.

Thank N Y
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Excellent food, a fantastic location overlooking fairy chimneys and first class service. Quite expensive, but it is the best restaurant in uchisar by far.

Thank John M
Benicia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

At the suggestion of the Taskonaklar concierge, my wife and I started on a leisurely stroll to the Elai restaurant. It started to rain. At that point, a Turkish gentleman, whom we had met earlier in the day, stopped to give us a lift. As fate would have it, he worked at Elai For reasons unknown we were the only... More 

Thank eddillon
Rovaniemi, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The menu, service, the foot is extraordinary. It's pricy when you compare with some kenab restaurant ( about 16 € main plate ) but it's worth. The represantation of the foot is like 5* restaurants. I prefere lamb foot. Local wines are ok esspecially white wine.

Thank CemUlusoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we visit uchisar with my wife. And this time, Elai was top of our mind on our way to Uchisar. We were really looking forward to eat again. The food is amazing. The owners were very friendly and caring, they are welcoming every visitor individually.

Thank Ahmet S
Demarest, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

This restaurant is only few blocks away from hotel Hotel Argos in Uchisar. Very good food and quite a few vegetarian choices and good selection of wine. Also the location was good overlooking Pigeon Valley.

Thank SonalModi
Richmond, California
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217 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We went to Elai because of the relatively high ratings both in Trip Advisor as well as in several guide books. We also wanted to experience European cuisine, rather than traditional Turkish food, which we were getting somewhat tired of eating. BIG MISTAKE! Elai tries to offer haut French cuisine in a beautiful setting overlooking Pigeon Valley, but it simply... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Heard great things about this restaurant, and there was signage pointing the way, as well as navigation available on Siri and Google Maps, but after walking up and down the streets we could not find the place! Was it closed? Under renovations? No clue. We never did locate it. No signage near to where it was supposed to be. Good... More 

Thank Mark P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eski Goreme Cad. No:61, Uchisar, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Cappadocia  >  Uchisar
  • Phone Number: +90 384 219 3182

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?