Kyrenia (Girne), North Cyprus
North Cyprus  

  Ali Pasha Taverna
Nr. Celebrity Hotel, Lapta   
0392 821 8942 / 821 8329


If you are looking for a fun night and are prepared for a little of the unusual, try Ali Pasha Beach Restaurant, a terraced taverna restaurant which overlooks the sea. Ali, an infamous eccentric welcomes you in classic Basil Fawlty style providing a very informal and humorous atmosphere and offers a variety of Cypriot, Turkish, and English cuisine from 8 until late. On Wednesday and Sunday nights, dinner and entertainment with traditional Cypriot food, belly dancing, and as much as you can drink costs just UK£8.
  Hideaway Club 
On the road to Karaman, Edremit
Tel: 0392 822 2620


  The newly built poolside restaurant serves full English breakfast, lunches, snacks and evening meals of international and Ottoman cuisine. We recommend you dine on our new al- fresco roof top terrace with breath taking views to take advantage of the extensive menu of wonderful dishes, which will suit every pocket! The menu includes mixed kebabs, Traditional Cypriot Dishes, Fresh Fish, Fillet steak, Griddled chicken, Vegetarian Sis Kebab etc Sundays -Mediterranean Fish Night only UK£7.50  3 courses Tuesdays- Kleftiko Night only UK£7.00  3 courses Fridays- Barbeque Night with Belly Dancer only UK£10 (Great Fun for all ages)

Open all day and closing when the last person leaves, the friendly poolside bar offers delicious cocktails, hot and cold refreshments and is the perfect place to make new friends and acquaintances, mixing traditional Cypriot hospitality with European standards.

  Altinkaya 1 
Lapta Rd, Kyrenia Tel:
0392 821 8341


  Panoramic views, friendly atmosphere are how we can describe this one of the most favourite fish restaurants of North Cyprus. The restaurant is 5 miles west of Kyrenia city centre on the Kyrenia-Lapta road. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. 
  Altinkaya 2 
Bellapais Rd., Tel:
0392 815 5001 /5002


  Sister restaurant of Altinkaya 1. Altinkaya 2 is 1 km from the Bellapais junction on the road to the Bellapais village. It has a poolside bar set near the restaurant. It offers rich variety of sea food, as well as delicious English and Turkish food cooked by chef Jean Cavinder. 
  Antis Taverna
Kyrenia Tel:
0392 822 2256 /2412 /228 3200


  One of Kyrenia's favourite tavernas, excellent local food, lively atmosphere, and live music makes it a good choice for those who want to enjoy a good night dining out in Kyrenia.
  Güler's Fish Restaurant
Kyrenia,  Tel:
0392 822 2718 /851 1410


  Güler's is just west off the main road west of Kyrenia, beside the well- signposted Serif Hotel Apartments, but with a good position on the edge of a broad cove and directly above a 50 m. strech of sand. Güler's is discreetly and locally esteemed and is somewhat considered to be able to serve the best fresh fish in Kyrenia.  
  Niazi's Restaurant & Bistro
Opposite Dome Hotel,
City Centre, Kyrenia  Tel:
0392 815 2160



Niazi's is right in the centre of Kyrenia and for around UK£5 a head for 4 courses, you can  mingle with the locals and sample some of the best food on the island. 

Niazi's has been serving the local community for over 40 years! In addition to the various types of kebab, the restaurant also serves superb steaks -and, for a little extra atmosphere, all the grilling is done by the chef in the centre of the restaurant over charcoal-filled braziers beneath a huge copper canopy. For dessert, you can choose from a tempting selection of traditional sweets from a self-service buffet.

  Efendi's House
Kyrenia,  Tel: 0392 815-1149


  A favourite with the locals and visitors is the Effendi's House, run by Cliff and Kay Morgan in an old Ottoman House in the Turkish quarter with a delightful courtyard garden and giant apricot tree - a must visit for all. Call 815-1149 for reservations.  
  Café 34
Kyrenia Harbour


  An alternative café-bar in the old harbour of Kyrenia. Café 34 combines a congenial atmosphere, with its comfortable furnishing and nostalgic decoration, with modern upbeat music, thus appealing to a wide range of local population and tourists. 
  Carob Café
Kyrenia Harbour Tel. +90 392 815 6277


  Since the 1800's this historic building functioned as a carob store and shipment point. - indeed the old ships' morning posts are still functioning to this day. On visiting the Carob club, one can sense the rich history of the surroundings and on looking out, enjoy the magnificent view of the famous Kyrenia Yacht Harbour with its beautiful sounds and spectacles - this is indeed a most extraordinary place. Consisting of four stories, nowadays the building has taken on a new role that of restaurants and bar. The roof bar provides live musical entertainment and the most spectacular views in the harbour. The first and second floor entrances lead to cafes and bars, and on the third floor, the Ocakbasi restaurant serves authentic Cypriot food, mezes and sweets. The splendid interior of the building surpasses even its magnificent exterior. The decoration provides unaccustomed beauty with its carefully selected chairs, armchairs and tables. Traditional handicrafts, paintings, woodcarvings and sculptures line the walls giving them a real sense of 'days - gone - by'. This all adds to the charm and colour of the Cypriot tourist scene.
  Chinese House
Karaoglanoglu Ave, Kyrenia (In The Old Quarter near the mosque), Tel. +90 392 8152130 & 8514080


  Authentic Peking and Cantonese dishes served at Kyrenia's very popular Chinese House. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. Reservation is advised. Closed on Sundays.
  Sez'i & Yelken Fish Restaurant


  Popular seafood restaurant frequented by celebrities, politicians. Booking advised. 
  Rafters Restaurant & Bar
2.5 miles east of Kyrenia


  Popular Set in a garden with some of the largest and oldest olive trees in North Cyprus, Rafters is a pleasant place for lunch and evenings to suit all appetites. The restaurant-bar, located about 2 and half miles east of Kyrenia in Ozankoy is open Tuesday to Sunday between noon and 3pm for lunch and from 6pm onwards for dinner with the bar open from midday until late.

The restaurant frequented by celebrities, politicians offers al fresco dining in the terrace with beautiful garden views. Booking advised.