House of Medusa


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House of Medusa

The restaurant is named after the goddess Medusa and is located in an old building that used to be a mansion before it restored into a restaurant. This charming restaurant provides a lovely courtyard where you can appreciate delicious Turkish specialties.


A meal often begins with meze—a number of small dishes such as aubergine purée, börek, various salads and cheese. Filling vegetables such as tomatoes, paprika, aubergines and zucchini with rice and minced meat is typically Turkish (dolmasi). There are special restaurants that only serve kebab or köfte, meatballs, look for Kebabci or Köfteci. Simpler restaurants are called Lokanta.