Bozcaada, a picturesque island in the Aegean Sea, isn’t just known for its stunning beaches and historical sites – it’s also a paradise for food lovers. In this guide, we’ll take you on a tour of the best restaurants in Bozcaada, where you can savor the flavors of the Mediterranean, indulge in fresh seafood, and sample local wines.
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1. Vahit’in Yeri
Vahit’in Yeri is a restaurant tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the island’s center. Here, you can savor a variety of appetizers and delightful seafood while engaging in delightful conversations with your close friends, all while taking in the mesmerizing view. With its warm service, this restaurant has become a beloved spot among visitors to the island. Treating your taste buds to delicious flavors while watching the sunset at Vahit Ulaş’s tavern is an experience you won’t soon forget.
Alaybey, Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, 17680 Bozcaada/Çanakkale, https://www.instagram.com/vahitinyeri/
2. In Vino Bozcaada
In Vino Bozcaada is owned by the Talay Family, a respected family on the island. Their menu combines Mediterranean flavors with special recipes, offering local Bozcaada wines, seafood, a variety of pizzas, and delectable desserts. It’s a bustling restaurant, especially on weekends and special occasions, so be sure to book a table in advance.
Cumhuriyet, Lale Sk. No:16, 17680 Bozcaada/Çanakkale, Türkiye, https://www.instagram.com/invinobozcaada/
3. Maya Bozcaada
Maya is renowned for its delectable Northern Aegean cuisine and meat dishes, making it one of Bozcaada’s top dining spots. Situated in the garden of a vineyard house, this hidden paradise serves meals crafted by the famous chef Selçuk Aykan and his talented team, accompanied by homemade wines. If you’re considering dining here, you can inquire about the fixed menus and make a reservation in advance.
Cumhuriyet, Amerikan Cesme Mevkii, 17680 Bozcaada/Çanakkale, Türkiye, https://www.instagram.com/mayabozcaada/
Yakamoz Bozcaada, founded by Zekai Ayaşlıgil in 2000, is one of the island’s oldest restaurants. Since the beginning, Mr. Zekai has focused on delivering quality and delicious food. This restaurant is open year-round and can seat up to 200 people at once. They offer a top-notch dining experience with a wide variety of appetizers, fresh seafood, and a cozy atmosphere.
Alaybey, Yalı Cd No:14, 17680 Bozcaada/Çanakkale, https://www.yakamozbozcaada.com/
Pavli Restaurant stands out for its peaceful setting, away from the bustling center. It’s perfect for romantic dinners, offering a serene atmosphere where you can watch the sunset while sipping local wines or tasty cocktails. They have set menus that pair well with their drinks and use local ingredients. While everything they serve is delicious, their pizzas are especially fantastic.
Çamlığı Recreation Area, Bozcaada/Çanakkale, https://www.instagram.com/pavlibozcaada/
6. Madam Niça
Madam Niça is a great place in one of Bozcada’s fancy Greek neighborhoods. It’s known for its peaceful garden and offers a wide menu that celebrates the island’s diverse cuisines, from Yoruk and Levantine to Sephardic, Greek, Armenian, Cretan, Balkan, and Ottoman dishes. You can pair your meal with some delicious Bozcaada wine. The cozy decor makes it feel like your own living room. Plus, it’s the go-to spot for Bozcaada nightlife, featuring a live DJ and special cocktails every evening. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Cumhuriyet, Emniyet Sk. no 25, 17680 Bozcaada/Çanakkale, Türkiye https://www.instagram.com/madam_nica/?hl=en
Ada’m Restaurant is one of the island’s coziest and most welcoming spots. I absolutely love their fish tantuni and garlic potatoes. Their appetizer tapas, prepared by skilled chefs, are a must-try. For a romantic experience, head up to the terrace on the upper floor, where you can savor the sunset with a glass of Bozcaada wine or raki while gazing at Bozcaada Castle and windmills – a rare and beautiful sight on the island. You won’t want to leave Bozcaada without enjoying a delightful meal at this charming restaurant.
Cumhuriyet, Alsancak Sk. No:42, 17680 Bozcaada/Çanakkale, Türkiye