Kas is a working coastal town that lies in southwest Turkey on the Mediteranean coast. It is quite a small and vibrant town with many narrow colorful streets, a cute marina, and many amazing things to do around the region. Since Kas is a working city hours away from an airport, most of the tourists that come here are locals, so it is very authentic, although it still can get very crowded. Another great thing about this city is a freakishly large number of good restaurants are available to choose from. So after a while here I’ve decided to make a list of where to eat in Kas. Perhaps it will help you to find your favorite restaurant in Kas.
I will mention that this ‘where to eat in Kas’ article is only based on places I’ve gone to, so there may be restaurants I didn’t try that deserve to be here. There were also some restaurants I wasn’t impressed by at all so I didn’t put them on here; I’m not out here trying to ruin someone’s business…maybe they just had a bad day.
Pell’s restaurant serves one of the best breakfasts in Turkey, or at least one of the best that I have tried. Since Kas is full of many great restaurants it is really hard to make a choice, but this place was recommended to us by one of the locals and it ended up as great advice.
Pell’s restaurant’s specialty is breakfast. They have got many choices of savory breakfast sets, sweet sets, and coffees. To try as much as we could, we ordered many different things and then shared.
The restaurant is located in an open air courtyard with just a few seats. If you go on a weekend there’s a good chance it will be too crowded, so best to arrive early. The ‘interior’ is very bohemian with colorful pillows and string lighting all over the place. I would say that Pell’s is definitely an Instagrammable breakfast spot in Kas.
Hours: Every day except Sunday from 9 AM to 9 PM (due to quarantine, hours can change)
Price: savory set – 90TL, sweet set – 80 TL
Noel Baba cafe is located in the main square of Kas and serves food all day.They have a very wide menu of food and drinks, but I would recommend this place as another restaurant where you can get a good delicious breakfast.
Noel Baba cafe serves this amazing Turkish breakfast that includes so much of my favorite food; I didn’t know what to start with first. There were hot fried pastries, crispy toasts, sweet jams, cheese creams, and nutella. The savory part contained sunny side up eggs, two types of sausages, vegetables, and cheeses.
The food at Noel Baba cafe was great and the price was very fair. The whole experience at this restaurant was great and I do suggest you come here for breakfast.
Hours: Every day from 8 AM to 12 AM (due to quarantine, hours can change)
Price: Turkish breakfast for two- 120 TL
Hideaway bar&cafe really is a hidden bar. Not the entrance though! The entrance to the bar is located on the main square and it is pretty noticeable if you at least look around yourself. But the whole bar is hidden in a very cozy courtyard behind the buildings.
This bar also carries a great bohemian vibe and the whole atmosphere reminds me of the chill places hidden in bamboo in Ubud, Bali. The bar has a large menu of classic and special cocktails (and buckets…just like South East Asia), and some food. The service was fast and our waiter was very friendly.
Price: strong cocktails – around 70 TL
Keyf-i dem is a place that we visited twice and that says something, since we usually try to visit a new restaurant every day. I am not sure what I liked more: good service, great food, or their dessert (cold baklava).
We ordered lamb chops, grilled fish, some vegetable and seafood mezes, and seafood pie. Everything was delicious and very well seasoned. And although the restaurant was completely full the service was quite efficient.
Keyf-i dem is located right by the marina, so you may be hesitant thinking it is a tourist trap, but the prices are reasonable and the taste is fantastic. Sometimes places are popular because they’re great!
Hours: Every day 9 AM to 12 AM (due to quarantine hours can change)
Price: mezes – 25 TL, whole fish – 80-100 TL, seafood pastry – 45 TL
Nur Pastaneleri is a must visit place. This is not a restaurant or a bar, but a small dessert shop. Here we got two very special desserts. The first one was cold baklava. After we tried this dessert at Keyf-i dem we were looking for this type of baklava everywhere and this was the place where we found it.
The second dessert that you must try is something I already mentioned in my article “The Complete Guide To Kas” as a must do thing. The dessert is called “burnt ice cream” and although it doesn’t look like it, it tastes simply like burnt ice cream. It is made of goat milk and is considered to be a Kas’ specialty.
I know what you think, if cold baklava sounds good, why ever would I want to put something in my mouth that is called “burnt ice cream”? Well, that is the weirdest thing. Half of the people that try this ice cream really like it and the other really hate it. For example I thought that it was weird and a bit bitter, well… like burned milk. However my boyfriend came back 15 minutes later for a second portion. So you never know, maybe you would like it, maybe not, but it is definitely worth a try.
Hours: Every day 7 AM to 11 PM (due to quarantine hours can change)
Price: burnt ice cream – 4 TL per portion, cold baklava – 115 TL per kilogram.
Yelken restaurant is the first place we visited in Kas. We arrived in Kas quite late and all the places were already closing down. Yelken restaurant was one among the last ones to close down, so we basically ran into it, made a quick order and relaxed about not being hungry until the next morning (stores were already closed).
We ordered some mezes, meat, and fried fish. Everything was quite delicious, or at least it seemed like it because we were starving and half of our food we probably just swallowed without really trying it.
Address: Andifli, 07580 Kaş/Antalya, Turkey
Price: Steak and seafood dinner for three with starters and beers cost us 450 TL
We tried to get to this restaurant for two days and they didn’t have free tables. Finally, we came quite early for dinner and got a table in Voyn Meyhane.
Why did we try so hard to eat at this place? Well, Voyn Meyhane has many great reviews on Google, the place looked extremely cozy and interesting, and the fact that it always was packed by locals.
Maybe it was because I built it so much in my head and expected something incredible, however in the end after dinner I didn’t think the food was anything special. I mean it was good food, it just didn’t impress me as much as I hoped. And to be frank, I thought the prices were quite high compared to the other restaurants with food I enjoyed more. Overall my experience at Voyn Meyhane was just fine.
Hours: every day from 1 PM to 1:15 AM
Price: octopus starter 80 TL
Zühtü Meze Cocktails bar is a good place to get your pre-dinner cocktails and some meze. The place itself is super cozy with a very colorful interior. The staff are very friendly and they delivered our delicious cocktails in no time.
We also tried a few mezes which were very good. However, all the cocktails in this bar are around $10 each, which is a bit more expensive than in other places in Kas, at least for a place with no real view.
Hours: 1 PM to 9 PM
Price: $10 and more per cocktail