• Sal Schmidt

Karafaki Erhan Usta - Gumusluk

Karafaki Erhan Usta Gümüşlük Balık Restoranı - One visit


Karafaki Erhan Usta is a seafood restaurant in Gümüşlük, Bodrum, Turkey and deserves its high google rating of 4.7. Now be warned, you'll need to walk past every other restaurant or take our advice and use the small laneway behind the restaurants to walk straight to this restaurant located right at the end of all the laneway.

Extremely welcoming, warm, and friendly service is the standard in Turkey; you will be hard-pressed to find the opposite.


The decor bursts with colours, fresh flowers, and beautifully clean and white wooden furniture. You sit by the seaside and are enveloped by ornamented trees with the 'Nazar Boncuğu’ Pearl of the look (The blue evil eye). It truly is a charming setting.

We had a very long, slow lunch starting with warm bread and lovely local olives. I enjoyed a meal of the freshest fish, but even better Wayne was spoilt with succulent lamb chops cooked to perfection. You could easily stay all day here, and your lunch will become dinner.

We were surprised with the most delicious homemade treat after our meal; it was incredible! The location is magical, and the sunsets will be sure to delight you too.

This restaurant benefits from being at the end of the small walking street, so you get a better view being on the corner and a little less of the crowds.

Pricing is very reasonable, and the wine list is limited, same as all the places along the strip. They all have similar wines; however, better pricing for the same wines at Karafaki Erhan Usta, so you could not fault them.


Tip: Don't confuse Karafaki Erhan Usta with Karafaki Restaurant; they are a short distance from each other, both excellent restaurants, although we felt Karafaki Erhan Usta was a level above.