There are plenty of restaurants that serve halal meat in Cappadocia, although most restaurants also serve alcohol. Depending on where you choose to stay or what your itinerary looks like, start off by checking these restaurants out. You are likely to find more alcohol-free restaurants in Nevsehir. Opening hours for the restaurants have not been provided, but they are all open from lunchtime (around midday onward) until late.
KebapZade Restaurant (alcohol-free)
Try the specialty beef stew cooked in a tradition clay pot!
Enjoy excellent customer service and some seriously good food, including lovely chicken sandwiches that are perfect for a picnic on the road.
Dunya Iskender Kebap, Urgup
Family-run restaurant that serves a highly-ranked iskender kebab
Address: Imran Mahallesi, Gulluce Caddesi, No 3, Urgup 50400, Turkey (Follow link for location to open in Google Maps).
Nazar Börek Café, Goreme
Served traditional Turkish dishes including börek (it’s in the name). It is highly rated on TripAdvisor and features on Lonely Planet. The restaurant is also excellent value for money – expect to pay around only TL15 per person.
With a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor, this restaurant is not one to miss if you stop by Cavusin. Expect excellent customer service, delicious lamb shank and indulgent beef ribs.
Omurca Art Cave Café
Another family-run establishment, this café has been carved out of a fairy chimney and decorated with art and furniture built by the owner, Harun, who is also the chef!
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