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  • Pınarbaşı Konağı, Dec 2012
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  • Lahmacun being made, Dec 2012
    Lahmacun being made, Dec 2012
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  • Lahmacun in an oven, Dec 2012
    Lahmacun in an oven, Dec 2012
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    Pınarbaşı Konağı: Hotel/Restaurant option near Grand Mosque

    by MM212 Written Nov 1, 2015

    Pınarbaşı Konağı is another old mansion-turned-restaurant. It is located behind the Grand Mosque (Ulu Camii) and offers a convenient option for a meal or even a stay. It was closed when I walked past it so I did not get to eat here, but wanted to add it as an option for those visiting Urfa (or for my next visit one day).

    Address: Demokrasi Caddesi, Camikebir, 63200 Sanliurfa

    Phone: +90 414 215 7333

    Pınarbaşı Konağı, Dec 2012

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    Narli Ev: Another old mansion-turned-restaurant

    by MM212 Updated Nov 1, 2015

    Located near Manici Hotel (and is part of the same establishment), Narli Ev is another old mansion turned restaurant. As we only had one evening in Urfa, we had to choose between Cehangir Ev and Narli Ev, both of which were reputable. We opted for the former, but I wanted to include a tip on Narli Ev for those who visit with more evenings to spare (and for my next visit to Urfa, whenever that may be).

    Address: Biçakçi Mah. Balikli Göl Mevki No:3

    Directions: Near Manici Hotel

    Phone: +90 414 215 9911

    Website: http://www.maniciurfa.com/narliev.htm

    Narli Ev, Dec 2012
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    لحم عجين: Lahmajoon in Urfa's souk

    by MM212 Updated Jun 19, 2015

    For those who don't know, Lahmacun (pronounced "Lahm-ajoon") can be loosely described as a "meatpie" or a "meat pizza". It consists of a thin round dough covered in meat (usually lamb) mixed with spices, baked in an oven, and then served rolled with parsley, onion, and dash of lemon. Urfa's souk has numerous bakers that make it, and I have to say it was one of the best I've tasted. This Levantine pie is widely made around the Middle East with a slight regional variety, and it most certainly originated in Greater Syria (the Levant), of which Urfa is part. Here in Urfa, it is made very spicy, which is not the case in other regions, such as Beirut, Aleppo, or Damascus. Even in Antep, it is not quite as spicy. Each of the various communities that have traditionally lived in this region have claimed this tasty recipe as their own, including the Arabs, Jews, Turks, Armenians, and probably the Kurds too. However, proof that it is actually an Arab recipe is the fact that its name, which is consistent among all, comes from the two Arabic words "Lahm" (meat) and "ajeen" or "ajoon" (dough). In most Arab countries, it is called Lahm bel-Ajeen (meat with dough). Now that's settled, go try one or two in the Urfa souk.

    Lahmacun in an oven, Dec 2012 Lahmacun being made, Dec 2012
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    Patlicani kebap: Aubergine Kebab in Urfa's Souk

    by MM212 Updated May 18, 2015

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    Urfa has rich culinary traditions and is famous for exporting to the wider region many of its signature dishes. One of them is the delicious aubergine kebab, seen in the attached photograph, which can be found at every eatery within the souk of Urfa. Do not hesitate to try it...

    Aubergine kebab waiting to be grilled, Dec 2012
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    Cevahir Konuk Evi: Cevahir Konuk Evi: One of the best in Urfa

    by MM212 Updated Mar 27, 2013

    Located within the small hotel with the same name, Cevahir Konuk Evi is considered one of the best restaurants in Urfa all around. Not only does it serve excellent delicious local cuisine - such as a variety of Urfa Kebabs and the Urfa-style lahmajun (meat on flat bread) - but it has a beautiful ambiance in the covered courtyard of an ancient stone palace. For those who have been to Aleppo before the current ugly war, this restaurant is similar in concept as the many restaurants in Jdeideh quarter. I would definitely recommend it and would certainly return. Note that the restaurant does not serve alcohol.

    Address: Yeni Mahallesi 1281. Sokak

    Phone: +90 414 215 9377

    Website: http://www.cevahirkonukevi.com

    Cevahir Konukevi, Dec 2012 Dining room at Cevahir Konkukevi, Dec 2012 Urfa style kebabs, Dec 2012 Dessert and Tea, Dec 2012 Cevahir Konukevi, Dec 2012
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    Tea gardens and Lokantas in Golbasi

    by suvanki Written Aug 27, 2005

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    The gardens surrounding Golbasi are a pleasant place to enjoy a cooling drink, during the heat of the day, or enjoy an evening meal. It's also good for people watching.

    During my daytime visits, i enjoyed glasses of hot sweet cay, which was quite refreshing. Cay is also the cheapest drink, coffee and soft drinks are available, plus the delicious ayran.
    Alcohol is NOT for sale.

    At night time, there is a different atmosphere, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, listening to the call to prayer, from the nearby mosques, and watching families and friends chatting and enjoying the cooler evening air.

    to be continued.....

    Favorite Dish: I ate an Urfa kebap, with tomato salad, chunks of delicious fresh bread and drank a jug of ayran.
    Although I can't remember if I had a dessert, I do remember eating this hot and spicy kebap, it was very tasty.

    to be continued.....

    Directions: From the bazaar area, either get a taxi, or walk along Gol Caddesi, to the end, then look for sign posts, or ask!

    Near the tea gardens, Golbasi
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    Cay Bahcesi

    by MalenaN Written Oct 16, 2004

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    In every city in Turkey there is a tea garden. Sometimes it is a place where only men sit and drink tea, sometimes a place were families come to have tea or something to eat.

    The picture is from the tea garden in Sanliurfa. It is full of people walking around in the parks or sitting down having tea, a cold drink or pide.

    On the fish pond

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