Ilkay’s Eat & Drink

Ilkay’s Eat & Drink

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Hours
Sun
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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5.0 of 5 bubbles307 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Joymcallister987
Orpington5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Ilkay has developed his own restaurant from a wealth of knowledge over the past 10 years. He now has the best bread Chef that makes the best Balloon Bread and experienced chefs in the kitchen making a huge selection of Turkish and Mediterranean food choices. Ilkay is one of the most friendliest guys who takes care of his customers and will provide the best food choices for them. He's been running his new restaurant for 2 seasons and will be a huge success. His steaks are the best in Hisaronu.
Written 14 August 2020
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Nikki Hayes
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
Went to Ilkays every day in 2019, and because of Covid went back in September 2022. Ilkay is so passionate about his food and service and we have never been disappointed. 1st day back in September 2022 I asked for a Turtle Balloon Bread as a joke and I got one!! The steaks are cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth, in fact we worked our way through the whole menu and can not complain about any of it. Ilkay and his staff are so attentive, will give you your space but if you need them they are there! Very reasonable prices, we did try a few other restaurant's for variety but the service was not that good and the quality of food not good so always went back to Ilkays He also does a mean Breakfast if you need the carbs after a skin full !! Also his cousin owns Rose's Salon next door so we combined food and beauty treatments in one go, and Rose's treatments are excellent! Ilkays will not disappoint you, so please visit
Written 14 September 2022
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Abi W
Bottisham3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I highly recommend visiting this restaurant! Having visited this area of Turkey frequently over the last 5 years we are always keen to try new and upcoming restaurants. I could not fault our first experience in any way and returned within a week for another gorgeous meal! Considering this was a new restaurant for the year 2019 and wasn’t on the main main strip I was amazed to see how busy it was on arrival but after our own experience can completely understand why! The food was fantastic and traditional. There was a brilliant variety to chose from on the menu and all very reasonably priced. Cooked to perfection and presented perfectly. The service was wonderful all evening on both occasions. Can not wait to return again this year and enjoy more fine food 😍
Written 31 January 2020
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JulieAnneS
99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
We visited last night, the last time was 2019 when it opened. We were impressed then and wanted to visit at our first opportunity to return to Turkey. The food was excellent, freshly cooked and friendly team, including the boys who busily help out and are very polite. What I would say is don’t go in if they are full because you will have the whole restaurants cooking ahead of you! We waited well over an hour for our main meal, which was lovely when it arrived, but we were beyond hungry and tired by then. We will return but an early evening visit is essential, ahead of the crowds, as it’s very popular.
Written 13 July 2022
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Lee-G73
Carluke9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
We came across Ilkays Eat and Drink near our hotel on our first visit to Hisaronu in 2019 and it was a definite for us to visit on our return in 2022. Lovely family run restaurant with warm and friendly welcome and service both as a new and returning customer. The menu caters for everyone and food is delicious and beautifully presented with courtesy freshly made balloon bread while you wait. This restaurant was in its first season when we visited in 2019 and Ilkay was working hard to fill tables and establish the business. This year the restaurant was packed out every evening with customers old and new so I think that speaks for itself. Definitely one to venture off the main strip and try out.
Written 13 September 2022
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Harry F
Stafford137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
We had some time to kill on the day of our departure and went for an early evening meal, found this place after looking at some reviews. Got seated and the young lad who was very polite got our orders under way. The restaurant has a lot of charm and we was sat right next to the outside oven they have. We ordered the Mezze to start and two kebab dishes for main. before our courses came out we was treated to a free balloon bread which was near enough made on our lap. It was nice to see the chef working away. It came with some great garlic dip which tasted fantastic. On to the courses all of them was perfect! I expected to grab a quick bite to eat before we flown home but this meal became one of my favourites of the holiday. Staff all very polite and friendly, great food and you can listen to the nice chilled music coming from across the road at Oh Yes Bar. Would highly recommend, thanks.
Written 12 June 2022
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Amy
Hartlepool14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
What a great restaurant! Such lovely staff who are very welcoming. Free balloon bread included and we had the creamy chicken and garlic prawns for tea, both were lovely and reasonably priced. Is just off the main strip over the road from Oh Yes cocktail bar and down the road from Migros supermarket. I highly recommend this restaurant for a great meal!
Written 24 June 2023
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HuddersfieldsMrB
Milnsbridge2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
As regular visitors to Hisaronu and like all regulars we do have our "Go to" places. ILKAYS has been a long standing member of this list and continues to excel in value,quality and service. Ilkay himself is a hardworking individual who strives to give all customers satisfaction. We cannot wait to take a table in June with all the great flavours ,hospitality and warmth that this lovely restaurant and owner exudes.
Written 13 April 2023
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Maggie F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
Myself and my husband visited the restaurant several times on our holiday. We had breakfasts, lunches and dinners and also just went for drinks after evening meals were finished. Food and drink prices were very good, we could not fault it. The restaurant is tucked away from the main strip however it's easy to find, straight across from Oh Yes Bar and near The Pine Hills. Ilkay and his team are attentive and welcoming. They go out their way to make sure you have not only a nice meal but also a good experience. I loved the chilled Turkish music playing in the background instead of the loud blaring music you find in other restaurants. You can eat as British as you want here or as Turkish as you want with traditional clay pot meals. All meals we had were delicious. Steak was amazing, chicken salad at lunchtime was out of this world and of course the traditional clay pot meals were perfect. And I have to mention bread man, he makes the best balloon bread in Hisaronu, believe me I've tried many. One day we nipped in for cocktails and I had my hair cut and nails done next door at Rose's while the husband could sit in Ilkays or Oh Yes Bar until I was finished, no problem to take my cocktails with me either. We could not fault this restaurant and will certainly visit again.
Written 14 September 2022
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natmicstef
Bristol457 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
This is a busy family run restaurant and the young sons very capably served and attended with plates, menus and drink orders. The balloon bread and dip is comped as a welcome gift and then we started with prawn cocktail and grilled halloumi (delicious) and followed with sea bass and the cheesy meatballs (kasarli kofte)..I have to wax lyrical about the meatballs..they were so delicious and came in a flaming dish which just added to the drama. We got neglected a bit so no chance for dessert..not that we had any space for it and waiting for the check took a while...It was busy when we arrived at 8pm and people were still coming in for dinner when we left at 10pm. Kudos to the hard working family..prices are a little higher than other places but I guess it's the location. Highly recommend this restaurant for a good dining experience in a busy touristic location.
Written 15 July 2022
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Stay646164
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
A monumental let down. Began with my Efes being served with a badly chipped glass. Booming intrusive music from Yes Bar over the road. Scruffy staff in a variety of garb. Really poor garlic prawn starter - 3 prawns in a load of oil. I ordered fillet steak to be cooked rare. A thin strange piece of meat was served which was cremated - totally grey throughout. Wife had the meatballs which were more like small dense burgers. Bearing in mind the high prices charged here this was an appalling meal. I have eaten all over the area over the years and this is without equal the worst meal I have suffered. Could have had a monumentally better meal in nuch nicer surroundings at Karizma or Izelas for very little more. Tbh I am mystified at all of the positive / glowing reviews (which were the reason we tried this place this evening). Final insult was to have the very high bill presented in the scruffy torn folder pictured. A poor experience from beginning to end and I have to recommend avoiding at all costs.
Written 7 July 2023
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Tommy Walker
Dundonald8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Hidden Gem Amazing food and staff are all true and free balloon bread. Greeted like friends when we arrived, Ilkay the owner even knew our names, because we had said on Facebook we were going. Balloon bread nicest had all holiday. Every part of the meal was perfection on a plate and so full of taste it was an amazing meal. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant its food is best I have had in Turkey and the owner even thou running his business took the time to talk to everyone and make the evening enjoyable no rush no hassle just perfect.
Written 6 October 2020
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Siobhan C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 family
Ilkay’s restaurant is located in a quieter street, just a minutes stroll from the hustle and bustle of the main strip in Hisaronu. From the moment you walk up the steps of the restaurant, you are greeted with a warm welcome from Ilkay or one of the team. This is a family run restaurant and it really does have that comfortable, relaxed feel to it. They are incredible attentive to your needs and nothing is too much to ask for! There’s a fantastic choice of food on the menu, and there is definitely something to cater for everyone, even the fussiest of eaters.(I absolutely recommend the clay pot, you won’t be disappointed!!) My daughters were most impressed at the turtle shaped bread that they were given to eat as we were deciding on what to have for our mains (it took a while as we were finding it so difficult to choose - the dishes all sound amazing!) This restaurant is our favourite in Hisaronu, and I have no doubt that we will be back numerous times during our next trip to Hisaronu! See you soon Ilkay!
Written 16 September 2022
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clarelou
Manchester48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
We always return to Ilkays, ate here back in June with family and friends a number of times and most recently a few weeks ago. As always the service was spot on, the food is delicious with very generous portions and plenty of choice on the menu. Complimentary balloon Bread and dips and delicious desserts on offer 💚 The Chicken Fajitas are a must! 5 stars from us 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Written 15 September 2022
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Jo H
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
This is our favourite restaurant in Hisaronu. We always visit more than once when we are there. The owner Ilkay and his family are sure to give you a warm welcome, you arrive as customers and leave as friends. The menu is varied and contains something for everyone including traditional Turkish dishes. Food is always piping hot and tasty. Would definitely recommend
Written 13 September 2022
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