A mix of culinary treats and visual delights make the Seten Anatolian Restaurant a wonderful addition to your holiday in Cappadocia. We opened our restaurant in May 2010 with great success! Quickly becoming known as one of the top restaurants in the area, we offer a beautiful setting indoors as well as in the open-air arched courtyard.
The name “Seten” comes from the Turkish name for the ancient round stone mill used to process grains. In addition to a seten stone mill, we have an original cave room used for centuries to press grapes into wine. This room is now our Wine Cave Cellar and we continue to use this traditional method to make homemade wines – visit our Wine Cave Cellar for a local wine tasting experience to remember!
Savor local dishes, made fresh daily in the traditional method. Our menu offers delicious local appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts from across Cappadocia. Daily, the local women of Goreme prepare the special items such as Yaprak Sarma (stuffed grape leaves), Çiçek dolması (stuffed pumpkin blossoms), flat bread, soups, baked okra – all in the restaurant courtyard over an open fire, tandir or on traditional low wooden tables. We also offer traditional grilled items each evening. The special hanging grill technique is the same used for generations in this area. All of our menu items come from local sources – from the local women creating traditional dishes, to the locally made and farmed organic produce, and the home-made sauces and spice mixtures.
“Sultan Mehmet” and “Kelebek Ali” – the owner of the famous Kelebek Cave Hotel are the partners for the restaurant, cultural center and cave wine cellar. Both are locals from Goreme, each bringing an understanding and respect for preserving the local traditions, architecture and arts from Goreme.
Surrounded by beautiful stone arches, cave rooms and artifacts from across the region…and across the ages – enjoy a traditional Anatolian taste experience in a spectacular setting at the Seten Anatolian Restaurant