Where to Eat in Malatya: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 27, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Malatya (Armenian: Մալաթիա Malat'ya; Kurdish: Meletî‎; Classical Syriac: ܡܠܝܛܝܢܐ‎ Malīṭīná; Ottoman Turkish: مالاتيا‎) is a large city in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey and the capital of Malatya Province. The city has been a human settlement for thousands of years. The Assyrians called the city Meliddu. Strabo says that the city was known "to the ancients" as Melitene (Ancient Greek Μελιτηνή), a name adopted by the Romans following Roman expansion into the east. According to Strabo, the inhabitants of Melitene shared with the nearby Cappadocians and Cataonians the same language and culture.
Things to do in Malatya

1. Kervansaray Et Lokantasi

Cosmuk Mah. Fahri Kayahan Bulv. No:3 | Beydagi, Malatya Merkez, Malatya, Turkey Wheelchair Accessible Turkish Lunch 3116832
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Kervansaray Et Lokantasi

Reviewed By Damian O - Buenos Aires, Argentina

We went to this restaurant because it was featured on the national news. We were not dissapointed. I had a a"tander", that is, lamb meat roasted with pilav: excellent! Ended eating a double portion of it. Dessert was also very good: Marash ice cream with a sort of baclava that is their specialty.

2. Ali Dayinin Yeri

Surgu Mahallesi, Kahramanmaras Malatya Yolu No: 114/B | Dogansehir, Malatya, Turkey Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +90 422 521 61 97
Excellent
48%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 105 reviews

Ali Dayinin Yeri

Reviewed By Apple S

We were there with a friend that lives in Malatya. We had the oven baked fish, two kinds of salad and bread. The service was very good and so was the meal.

3. Beskonaklar Malatya Mutfagi

Sinema Cad. Beskonaklar No:13 | Malatya Merkez, Malatya, Turkey Reservations Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +90 422 326 00 51
Excellent
63%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Beskonaklar Malatya Mutfagi

Reviewed By Feza K - Ankara, Turkey

Yesterday evening we were invited to Beskonaklar Malatya Mutfagi that serves local dishes in a mansion 110 years old. We started with Mercimek Köftesi which is lentil paste shaped as meat balls. Our side dish was called "Cold Soup" made of wheat. Than we had a combo of so called meat balls plate however half of them were vegetarian. Anali-Kiz is served hot, which contains chickpea. The other two were "Sour Meat Balls with Cherry Leaves" and ""Sour Meat Balls with Spinach". Sour plum was used in the first one with caramelized onions and we rated this dish as number one. Our main dish was eggplant kebab served in paper which was also delicious. Fig and Pumpkin sweets with Turkish Tea made the final. We are looking forward going to the same restaurant again today for the other dishes.

4. Cici Kebap Salonu

Halfettin Mah. 2. Sire Pazari D:1 | Dabakhane, Malatya Merkez, Malatya, Turkey Turkish Lunch 3242319
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Cici Kebap Salonu

Reviewed By Pervin S

If you don't care about look
Very traditional local restaurant
Test of food especially doner is very good
It is inside bazaar village market
Go to top floor it is quite
Usually family place
Ask for ayran(yogurt drink) not in glass, drink in a bowl, (tas)
Delicious

5. Cobanoglu Kebap Salonu

Nasuhi Cad. Inan Is Hani No:15/C | Malatya Merkez, Malatya, Turkey Turkish 3224622
Excellent
47%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Cobanoglu Kebap Salonu

Reviewed By HB_Montenegro - Podgorica, Montenegro

This place is another kebap house in town. Besides their minced meat kebap they offer sish kebap. Just get there before noon otherwise it might be abbot late for sish kebap as it is very much appreciated by locals and finishes quickly. Salad and their homemade ayran compliments the memorable kebap experience.

6. Hacibaba Sinan Et Lokantasi

Akpinar Mah. Halfetin Cad. | Malatya Merkez, Malatya, Turkey Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Turkish, Halal Lunch, Dinner 3213941
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 248 reviews

Hacibaba Sinan Et Lokantasi

Reviewed By Robert H - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We arrived just before closing, and they only had one dish left o be served - an eggplant dish. Delicious. And te salad was extremely good, too. Finally, dessert was also delicious. I think this must be te best restaurant in Malatya, and the price is reasonable as well.

7. Nar Cicegi Et Lokantasi

Istiklal Mah. Fuzuli Cad. Alkislar Apt. No:80 D:1 | Kapalicarsi, Malatya Merkez, Malatya, Turkey Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Turkish Lunch, Dinner 3218000
Excellent
39%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Nar Cicegi Et Lokantasi

Reviewed By Shai S - Istanbul Province, Turkey

The way I usually judge a local Turkish eatery ( lokantasi ) is to see how busy it is at lunchtime or late at night. And so it was that as I was driving thru Malatya just around midnite that I spotted this crowded, well-lit Kebab and Pide joint that had that authentic look and feel and I said, ok..this looks like THE place. And I was right!
If I hadn't seen the bearded and sweaty chefs hard at work by the ovens I would have sworn that everything was being made by a bevy of Turkish mothers in the kitchen. Delicious soups, pides, spicy lamb kebabs, fresh veggies, crisp salads..served with a smile. And cheap! A full meal with ( non-alcoholic) beverages for 2 (soups, salads, cigkofte, pide , spiced kebabs and iced teas) cost just under 60tl or about €15 (!!! :-))
If you go..then do go hungry..portions are generous..like your tip should be!

8. Oz Caki Kebap Salonu

Saricioglu Mah. Abdulkadir Eris Sok. No:2 | Tastepe, Malatya Merkez, Malatya, Turkey Turkish 3231246
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Oz Caki Kebap Salonu

Reviewed By Jana İ

This is the type of restaurant where instead of what are you ordering - people only come for Adana - the waiter asks you how much will you eat. One portion, one and half, two if you are extremely hungry.

9. Oz Gungor Kebap Salonu

Kucuk Sanayi Sitesi E Blok D:71 | Malatya Merkez, Malatya, Turkey Takeout Turkish, Halal Lunch 3215471
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Oz Gungor Kebap Salonu

Reviewed By Semih K

It's always pleasure to eat their kebap. It's pure kebap without spices etc. Pure meat.
It is pretty basic place, but any time yo go there, you would have amazing taste of real kebap.
They are serving fast by smiley and helpful staff.
Enjoy real food, enjoy Malatya

10. Oz Urfa Lahmacun

Buyuk Huseyin Bey Mah. Kisla Cad. Dabakhane, Malatya Merkez, Malatya, Turkey Turkish 3232940
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Oz Urfa Lahmacun

Reviewed By Haşim M - Istanbul, Turkey

Malatyaya kızımı ziyarete geldiğimde nerede ne yiyebiliceğimi araştırdığımda Öz urfanın en iyilerden olduğunu öğrendimki yanılmamaışım.Gittiğimiz her yerde lahmacun yeriz fakat Istanbul,urfa,Antep dahil yediğim eniyi lahmacunlardan birini malatyada yedim,Laarikahizmet hhmacun harika,Urfa kebab harika Teşekkürler Özurfa

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