Best Restaurants in Bodrum
The best time to visit Bodrum is in the summer. This city offers good daytime temperatures, a lot of sunshine, and fantastic restaurants in Bodrum. Also, September in this city is as calm as you want the blue sea to be. Here are the top restaurants to enjoy during the summertime in this city. Furthermore, this is a very beautiful coastal city, and popular among tourists. It is located in the southwest of Turkey, on the coast of the Aegean Sea, and is one of the most beautiful and attractive locations with very special architecture. It is one of the cities that is open all day during the tourist season, and it gives tourists a wonderful and peaceful atmosphere. The climate of Bodrum is mild Mediterranean, with relatively hot summers and rainy winters.
Memedof at Neyzen Tevfik Cd
One of the most famous restaurants in Bodrum for fresh seafood is just nearby to the sea. However, you will need to make reservations in advance if you want the terrace tables facing the sea. When you walk into Memedof, you will see 2 signs: one for the day’s catch and the other one for the day’s fresh meze. Their famous Bedrum food here are fava (mashed fava beans), şakşuka (fried aubergines with a yogurt and garlic sauce), deniz börülcesi (samphire), midye dolma (stuffed mussels), lakerda (salted bonito) as well as kalamar tava (fried calamari). The location of Memedof is near Marina Yacht Club at Eskiçeşme, Neyzen Tevfik Cd.
Maçakızı Restaurant Part of a Hotel
Besides being the most luxurious boutique hotel in Bodrum, it has the highest number of upscale and pricey restaurants. You need to make reservations in advance to eat at Maçakızı’s fine-dining restaurant next to the water to enjoy the natural Aegean landscape, like the bushes of bougainvillea. Maçakızı is one of the more internationally friendly restaurants in Bodrum. The location of Maçakızı is at the beautiful Göltürkbükü inside Narçiçeği Sokak.
Hoca’nın Yeri at Torba, Atatürk Cd.
Hoca’nin Yeri offers famous mantı, which is a Bodrum food and is a tiny handmade dough filled with ground meat and spices topped with yogurt, garlic, and tomato sauce, as well as çiğ börek ( a puffy fried dough filled with meat or cheese). These delicious dishes are carefully prepared and are not very expensive. The tables here are facing the water as well, making it a unique experience if you want to eat alternative seafood dishes. The location of this restaurant is at Torba, Atatürk Cd.
Soğan Sarmısak at Gümüşlük Neighborhood
Soğan Sarmısak is another one of the laid-back Bodrum restaurants, which you can find on the beach in the very humble Gümüşlük neighborhood. They are open for lunch and dinner. Also, they serve fantastic Turkish home cooking and change their menu very often. Enjoy their delicious food while relaxing your feet on the soft sand.
*Update: This restaurant is currently closed.
Penguen Cafe in Kumbahçe at Cumhuriyet Cd
In Turkey, it is customary to eat sweets after your seafood meal. Therefore, the bal badem (candied almond) ice cream at Penguen is the best dessert you can have after your meal. This ice cream is filled with crunchy candied almonds, and its texture and flavor are very good. Other than ice cream, you get to enjoy the view of the sea and eat great seafood here, which makes it another one of the great restaurants in Bodrum that has nice food and views. This amazing restaurant is at Kumbahçe on Cumhuriyet Cd.
After eating some of the best Bodrum food in these restaurants, you should also consider heading to some of the top bars in Bodrum. These bars offer a great view of the sea and have a great relaxing vibe in them. Their drinks are prepared by expert barmen as well.