Lizaz - Bodrum
Updated: May 7
Lizaz Bodrum - Two visits
Lizaz Bodrum transports you to another world. It is a modern, authentic Lebanese restaurant in the heart of the pedestrian zone in the centre of Bodrum.
From the moment you walk past the well-stocked bar and the infectious energy of the team (we'll come back to that soon), you've been greeted with simply an awe-inspiring view of the harbour with a gentle catamaran swaying against their moorings (just out of our reach).
You know you're in for a great eating experience when the restaurant is not trying to pull you in from the street; instead, letting the food and service speak for themselves. The guys are all genuine, full of the biggest smiles and energy. You can't wait to sit and enjoy a long lazy lunch or dinner; let's say we were back twice on the same day.
We've only experienced Lebanese food a few times, so this restaurant allowed us to jump headfirst into sharing what Lebanese dining is all about, and we loved it. Your taste buds will thank you for selecting this restaurant; sit back and be guided by the warm and friendly team. Lizaz would have become one of our go-to restaurants if we had more time in Bodrum.
A small but solid wine list covering old and new world wines, and make sure you pace yourself so that you can explore the expansive and tasty cocktail menu. We enjoyed lunch so much that we were back in the evening. We sat at the bar and chatted with the team; new friendships were formed over some tasty cocktails made with Pierre's love and passion.
We walked past many restaurants that lacked warmth or soul, but this restaurant stands out for its approach to fitting into the surroundings. With magical harbour and castle views, the restaurant is the perfect size to allow a high level of service and enable the chef time to prepare quality dishes.
It has a cosy summery vibe with comfortable decor. You can also enjoy dining or drinking literally on the waterside.
Pricing was very reasonable and of excellent value. There are no English menus, but a tip is to use Google translate to take a snap of the menu; you don't want to miss out on all the fantastic dishes.