Oludeniz is a laid-back resort with a style and sophistication unlike any other in the area. It is relaxed and home to many fabulous restaurants and bars suiting all tastes and budgets. From cheap eats and kebabs, to fine seafood, steaks and international dishes served with a sea view, you can dine like a king drinking champagne cocktails, or enjoy a cheap local dish served with a smile and a small price tag – the choice is yours.
As is the norm, the restaurants and bars on the beach front do tend to be pricier due to the view but certainly worth a visit with many extremely popular and favoured by the foodies. Half of the enjoyment of any holiday is stumbling across a place you love and would recommend to others and one thing is for sure – most Turks know how to make a fuss of their customers and will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your meal. With so many restaurants on offer it’s hard to come up with a definitive list of those we recommend but, to start you off in the right direction, here are a few of the most popular:
Buzz Bar & Grill. Voted one of the best beach bars in the world, Buzz Bar is a very popular and ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night drinking and dancing. Located on the sea front over two floors, it serves a varied menu of seafood, grills and Mediterranean dishes in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the famous bay. The ideal location to watch the sunset, it plays chilled tunes until around 10.30pm when the party gets underway! Booking tables advised in high season and happy hour cocktails come well recommended.
Help Bar. Found next to Buzz Bar on the front, Help is another favourite with tourists and locals serving up a tasty mix of Mexican fajitas, pasta, pizzas and big-bellied burgers. With a great location overlooking the sea and big comfy seating, it’s another ideal place for a spot to eat or late night drinking and dancing.
Oyster Restaurant. Oyster is the small, sophisticated restaurant of a stunning boutique hotel found at the side of Help Bar on the beach front. The ideal setting for a special occasion, it serves wonderful seafood and other dishes in an intimate candlelit atmosphere.
The Flying Dutchman Steakhouse. Fancy a night out with Elvis? Well he is alive and plays twice a week at the Flying Dutchman on the main central pedestrian street in Oludeniz. Big, fabulous American style steaks served up with helpings of live music and entertainment, it may not be the cheapest place in town, but the great food and entertainment more than makes up for it!
Cloud 9. Located on the front, on the bottom corner of the main pedestrian street is Cloud 9. A quirky restaurant and bar with a good varied menu, it is popular with tourists and pilots as it shows footage of the days flying on big screens at the back.
Kumsal Pide. If eating on a budget and looking for a taste of some local dishes, head to Kumsal Pide above the bowling alley towards the end of the seafront. With a nice roof terrace over-looking the bay, it serves wonderful pide (Turkish pizzas), local dishes, grills and mezzes, is open year round and has great prices given the location.
Crusos Bar. Local laws limit the noise levels in the bay at night so most bars have to close around 2am. Crusos is one of the few places in Oludeniz that stays open as late as 5am throughout the summer. A popular haunt for the party crowd, it runs regular party nights and is found on the first floor on the corner of sea front near the main dolmus (minibus) stop.