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Topdeck Cave Restaurant

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Topdeck Cave is a family-run restaurant, situated in the family house on the ground floor in a cave which used to be a stable. The owner Mustafa prepares and serves the food himself, making you feel as part of his family. Simple menu changes daily, offering a wide variety of local appetizers (meze), a choice of one/two soups and four main courses. All ingredients are fresh, coming from local farmers. The open kitchen offers an opportunity to watch how food is being prepared.Open daily Monday to Sunday from 6.00PM to 12.00PM
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had dinner at Top Deck on a Saturday evening. The restaurant only has 11 tables so you need to make a reservation and be on time. It is also not handicap friendly...you have to walk down a small set of steps. But the intimacy...of the cave is lovely as was the mezze. I had the beef dish for my entree which was good but not great. I would give this place 3.5 stars out of 5More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner in May 2022. The Mezze platter was delicious and all 12 mezzes tasted distinct. The wine was also excellent. The desserts were also very well made. The atmosphere is lovely and the service is also stellar.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous re-purposing of a cave stable for horses. The family is working very hard to make some of the most honest food in Goreme you can get. The quality was excellent for your typical central-Turkey fare. Very popular with the Franco-phones for some reason....But the food mixes with the environment and makes for a memorable evening. This was our 2nd visit, after 3 years. We sought it out againMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved TopDeck - our favourite meal in Goreme. Despite being up a lane away from the main drag, we didn’t get a table here straight away but were able to book for later the same evening. The restaurant feels intimate and cozy, set inside...a cave with no windows. 1/2 the tables are set in cushions on the floor and the other 1/2 at tables. The menu was small and all the better for that - it felt like the owner/chef was cooking his small repertoire of family recipes. We settled in with a bottle of decent local red and the large plate of mezze which was absolutely delicious. We had to try the borek and the server offered us a mixed plate when we couldn’t decide which to have. Our favourite was the cheese. After so much mezze and the borek, we could have called it quits at that but still had 2 beef casseroles to plough through. These were rich and clearly cooked low and slow for a long time. Unfortunately these were slight wasted on us because we’d troughed so much mezze. I’d been keen to try dessert but had to pass. We lingered happy and full and enjoyed complementary tea and baklava. We loved it here. Book ahead to make sure you get a table at this highly personal family restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food at reasonable prices. Strongly suggest you make a reservation as it is small and fills up fast. Wanted to go again but closed on Tuesday.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great and the staff are pleasant. Nicely located but look for the signs. The prices are reasonable. Make sure to make a reservation.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Feeling like a local experience: from the menu options, atmosphere and the interior. The personal very friendly, food prepared quickly and it was really tasty. There are not many options, but this is actually the beauty of this place. Also the prices are fair and...less expensive that in other places. When in Goreme you should not miss this place. Make a reservation, as it's quite busy. 🤩More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the dinner mezze, a vegetarian casserole and a lamb casserole. Everything was delicious and we were very cosy sitting on the floor on cushions. They also have tables. Red wine was lovely as well, great service too.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Goreme is 3k ppl village with 10k toursit capacities, so it's impossible to find real local kitchen and hard to find other than fine dine or mass tourist places. Topdeck is one of the exceptions, in nice local ambient, small cave with only 10 tables,...not classic menu, the best food we tried in whole Cappadocia and correct prices (2 ppl - big plate of 12 different mezes, 1 pastry plate, 1 main, 1 dessert, 2 glasses of most expensive local wine around 30e)More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is inside a cave with very authentic decor. It’s probably a family run business, the staff is very attentive and nice but the food is absolutely delicious,very tender meat and amazing flavours. The prices are very reasonable so overall great experience!

Date of visit: May 2022
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They have accepted credit card on March 2018.
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I went there in August, in high season, and made a reservation on site, just going there a couple of days before. Yet I think you could telephone
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Topdeck Cave Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5