Where to Eat in Van: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 1, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Discover the best restaurant in Van, Turkey including Guven, Merkez Et Lokantasi, Birkoc Kavurma, Hacioglu Kebapcisi, Halil Ibrahim Sofrasi, Marti, Kervansaray Restaurant, Bak Hele Bak Yusuf Konak Van Kahvaltisinin Mucidi, Asiyan Ev Yemekleri, Sutcu Fevzi KahvaltI Salonu
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1. Guven

Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Van, Turkey
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Guven

Reviewed By Schipa - New York City, New York

The real specialty here is sugar in various forms. A generous selection of Turkish sweets, loukoum, baklava, etc. Pretty intense sugar high. Plenty of cigarette smoking if that is an issue.
Helps to know some Turkish, or else you will mostly find yourself pointing, sometimes not to perfect effect.

2. Merkez Et Lokantasi

Iskele Cad. No:1 Van Merkez, Van, Turkey Turkish 2169701
Excellent
26%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Merkez Et Lokantasi

Reviewed By Ferah Güneri B - Istanbul, Turkey

Lahmacunu dahil pişirme kıvamı oldukça başarılı ancak kuyruk yağı katkısı yemek sonrasında midenizde yanmaya sebebiyet veriyo. Mutlaka menü reçeteleri elden geçirilmeli

3. Birkoc Kavurma

Cumhuriyet Cad. | Van Merkez, Van, Turkey +90 432 216 10 29
Excellent
24%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Birkoc Kavurma

Reviewed By Feza K - Ankara, Turkey

There are several alternatives for dining in Van city and a traditional one is Saç Kavurma. Although they serve it with tomatoes and potatoes that are not traditionally Turkish, the meat when added on buttered pilav is a good option to have for lunch. You should ask for Cacik too. This is a side dish of yogurt and cucumbers which is healthy.

4. Hacioglu Kebapcisi

Kazim Karabekir Cad. Yuzbasioglu Sok. | Van Merkez, Van, Turkey Turkish 2147075
Excellent
33%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Hacioglu Kebapcisi

Reviewed By mona j

Delicious food and best hosting, intimate restaurant in van, Turkey , desserts, chay , kebab, pideh.

5. Halil Ibrahim Sofrasi

Cumhuriyet Cad. No:62 | Van Merkez, Van, Turkey Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal Lunch, Dinner 2100070
Excellent
19%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
10%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 47 reviews

Halil Ibrahim Sofrasi

Reviewed By Farzad R - Tehran, Iran

I had the iskender of my life here, and only for 13 TL !!!
Everything is just perfect here. the location is the best. just next to Ziraat Bankasi, where you pass by maybe 5 times a day if you are wandering about in Van shopping or sightseeing. You can sit next to the window upstairs and watch the main street (Cumhuriyet) people passing by, cars waiting at the red light.
The foods are delicious. Iskender comes from heaven. teraygi is added to your meal at the table. try anything, you wont regret.
Staff are super friendly. specially a handsome guy called Necmettin, so good at his job and in communication with customers. thanks Necmettin.
Dont miss Halil Ibrahim Sofrasi if you are in VAN.

6. Marti

Feribot Yolu, Van, Turkey Turkish Lunch, Dinner +90 432 222 42 42
Excellent
37%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Marti

Reviewed By PinoCipolla - Spoleto, Italy

Un ristorante sul lago che vi farà ricredere sulla bontà del pesce di lago …
Assaggiate gli inçi kefali i pesciolini di lago cosi saporiti e croccanti! Gli hamsi, come le nostre acciughe, e i piccoli istaurit, di cui potrete farvi una scorpacciata.
Il tutto rigorosamente preceduto ( e non seguito) dal formaggio locale otlu feynir, con aggiunta di erbette della zona, da mangiare assieme all’insalata proprio all’inizio del pranzo.
Affidatevi alle gentili e sapienti mani dello chef, che vi porterà un plateau di pesce (grigliato o fritto) da far invidia ai nostri strombazzati ristoranti sul mare, occhio che qui il pesce lo mangiano con le mani, innaffiato di limone, (. (ma vi inonderanno di salviette profumate subito dopo).
L’olio di oliva ha un colore che rivela come non sia di prima qualità (cosa purtroppo ricorrente in Turchia) ma tutto il resto –compreso il dessert tipico del luogo- è memorabile e conferma quello che mi avevano detto: questo è uno dei migliori ristoranti della zona.
Servizio silenzioso e impeccabile, davvero molto efficiente.
Prezzi in linea col mercato e comunque la metà di quello che pensate voi italiani.
Ci tornerò, spero.

7. Kervansaray Restaurant

Cumhuriyet Caddessi no: 119, Van 65100, Turkey Reservations, Waitstaff Turkish, Halal Lunch, Dinner +90 432 215 94 82
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Kervansaray Restaurant

Reviewed By jaj0409 - Durham, United Kingdom

This restaurant is at first floor level accessed through a very nondescript flight of stairs.....don't be put off! The food is very good indeed; standard fare for the area but best in class and very large portions at a highly reasonable price. Traditional food at its best and with very friendly attentive waiters.All in all a good dining experience topped off with some of the best Ayran available. ...well recommended

8. Bak Hele Bak Yusuf Konak Van Kahvaltisinin Mucidi

Vali Mithat Bey Mahallesi, Iskele Cd., Van 65130, Turkey Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Brunch +90 532 223 62 22
Excellent
54%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Bak Hele Bak Yusuf Konak Van Kahvaltisinin Mucidi

Reviewed By thesmdm - new zealand

Food was okay, service was also okay, menu options were good and the prices were very reasonable. Dined here in May.

9. Asiyan Ev Yemekleri

Melen Caddesi, Van, Turkey +90 432 212 41 90
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Asiyan Ev Yemekleri

Reviewed By jaj0409 - Durham, United Kingdom

This is the best restaurant I visited in Van. Rather than produce the rather formulaic menus elsewhere this sets out to produce unusual but nevertheless local specialities. Our meal with spectacular pastry encased pilau,chickpea spectacular, delicate fried minced meat pastry, Teheran soup and salad topped off with rice pudding cinnamon and almonds was delicious and high quality by any body's standards.The only thing the meal fell down on imo was the sausage dish on both taste and texture but that could be me! Factor in really friendly service despite a language barrier and this is a very good dining experience

10. Sutcu Fevzi KahvaltI Salonu

Cumhuriyet Caddesi KahvaltIcIlar Sokak No9, Van, Turkey +90 432 216 66 18
Excellent
23%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 30 reviews

Sutcu Fevzi KahvaltI Salonu

Reviewed By sebnemtinli - Mersin, Turkey

Aslında 1-2 daha ünlü kahvaltı salonu daha listemizde olmasına rağmen gölün tam üstünde olduğu için burayı tercih ettik, çok hızlı servis gerçekten, ama öyle ahım şahım bir lezzet yok. Peynirler ve zeytinler son derece kötüydü. Bal-kaymak evet, çeşit de çok bol değildi, yani bir daha gitmem, Van'da zaten her şeyin çok tuzlu olması gibi bir sorun var, bana lezzetli gelmedi. Niye bu kadar ünlü Van kahvaltısı bilemedim.

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