Doyuran Restaurant, Kemeralti


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There's little in life I love more than a rich tomato sauce, meat and pide bread. Put them together and you've got yourself a Manisa kebab, my favourite dish.

There are quite a few little restaurants in Izmir that serve a mean manisa kebab, but I do believe I have found the best one. Located in the heart of Kemeralti you'll find the Doyuran restaurant, dating back to 1970. It doesn't look like much from the outside, with a few rickety tables scattered around a courtyard. But.. you know that saying 'Never judge a book by it's cover'? well, this is one of the times you should listen to that quote.

It's my favourite restaurant in Izmir, maybe even the World and I drag Umit there at least once a week. They serve iskender and doner but their real speciality is manisa kebab. It's perfection on a plate. The meat melts in your mouth and the tomato sauce is like a gift from the gods. I honestly cannot big this place up anymore if I tried. The atmosphere is great, right in the middle of a little square that's bustling with people, men singing and playing instruments for money and tourists meandering around looking lost. The waiters are attentive and friendly, the food is out of this World, and the price totally reasonable.

(technically the tomato sauce is supposed to be served on the side of the plate along with yogurt, but this is how I like mine...drowning in the tomatoe-y goodness:) )

866. Sokak No:14
Kemeraltı İzmir


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Mella we love Iskender kebab (the restaurants in Selcuk are our favourite) how is Manisa Kebab different it looks very much the same.

As another fan of the same restaurant....

Iskender kebab is usually made of doner kebab. The Manissa kebab is köfte.

We came across the place by accident and were very happy to discover we could find it again. Apart from the excellent food and friendly service, it's right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Kemeralti.
Also Iskender sometimes has the pide cut into cubes & drenched in melted butter, yogurt served over the top tho that can make it go a bit cold in winter.....

Shall try Manisa kebab soon as it sounds very tasty.....


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Hi John d cant remember the name of the locanta its by the market and has very few seats outside its delivery boys are very busy delivering the take aways on their bikes but I know its opposite one of the oldest kofteci restaurants in Selcuk the one that has the motiff of the chefs face with a moustache