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10 Best Places to Eat In Erzurum

When visiting a new city, I know I prefer to look up reviews and see if others recommend the atmosphere, food, and service. Unfortunately, Erzurum does not have many of those reviews in English!

No fear. We've taken the guesswork out for you, eaten at all the delicious (and not so delicious) restaurants, and compiled a list of our favorite places.

1. Babunec

You can find plates of meats, enormous salads, and the best hummus in Erzurum all under one roof. You will not be disappointed with a meal at Babunec. Babunec has meat, fish, kofte, Turkish pizza (pide), and a fantastic breakfast buffet. Make sure you ask for tombul: translated as chubby. Tombul is a fat, fresh, and hot bread and so delicious. Finish off your meal with a delicious cup of piping hot tea and one of their traditional desserts.

Babunec is a little more pricey than most Erzurum restaurants, but oh so delicious.

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2. Muammer Usta

In Turkey, each region has a special dish for which it is known. Erzurum will not disappoint your taste buds. Erzurum is known for cağ kebab, lamp served on a skewer with thin flatbread, a Turkish salsa, and yogurt. One of our favorite places to enjoy cağ kebab is xx....

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3. Üçler Kebap Salonu

Erzurum is known for this particular restaurant. You can find this restaurant on Instagram with the head chef and founder pouring delicious amounts of butter over dishes.

At Üçler, you can expect to find döner and iskender. Döner is a meat wrap and iskender is a giantplate of meat with a delicious tomato and yogurt sauce. According to our guide when we landed in Turkey almost ten years ago, iskender was named after Alexander the Great.

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4. Arzen

You can eat dinner in a giant gazebo that lets in a lot of light. There are a variety of menu options from pastas to wraps to burgers to Turkish-style quesadillas to Turkish food. </