If you’re looking for a kebab restaurant that ‘hits the spot’, Babzen Kebab is the place for you.

The kebab originated in Turkey when, during the Ottoman Empire, soldiers used to grill chunks of fresh meat, skewered on a sword over an open fire. They were called şiş (sword) kebabs.

Kebabs have a significant place in modern cuisine and there are now many varieties, with other famous kebabs including Adana kebab and Urfa kebab.

Babzen Kebab

Babzen Kebab is owned by Salih Çetinel, who many of you will know from King’s Garden, a popular restaurant in Fethiye.

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Salih Çetinel, owner of King’s Garden and Babzen Kebab

With 22 years experience at King’s Garden, offering dishes from the International Kitchen, Salih liked the idea of also having a restaurant offering purely authentic cuisine and, last year, he became the new owner of Babzen Kebab on Barış Mancero Bulvarı in Çalış.

All year round dining

The restaurant has a garden area and bar for summer dining and entertaining and, for the chilly winter months, an indoor area with a log burner.

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Evening dining in the garden. Photograph courtesy of Babzen Kebab.
Babzen Kebab - authentic and delicious dining
Garden area for summer dining. Photograph courtesy of Babzen Kebab.
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Babzen Garden Bar. Photograph courtesy of Babzen Kebab.
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Don’t be put off by the cold nights. There’s indoor dining with a log burner for those winter outings.

It’s all about the food

Babzen Kebab has a mouthwatering selection of authentic Turkish dishes, all cooked and prepared using traditional methods.

The menu isn’t so gigantic as to make you feel anxious about what to order in case you miss anything. It offers breakfast, hot and cold starters, salads, pide and pizza, güveç (casseroles) and a mouthwatering selection of the keynote dishes, kebabs. New dishes are added to the menu every year so watch out for those.

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A breakfast feast at Babzen. Photograph courtesy of Babzen Kebab.

Speciality kebabs

Chances are, if you’re at Babzen, it’s because you want to enjoy one of their kebabs …and they truly are special. Salih will always help you choose if you can’t decide.

Have a look at some of the mouthwatering choices…

Adana Sarma (Chef Special Adana)

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Adana Sarma (Chef Special Adana)
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A selection of kebab dishes you can choose from. Photograph courtesy of Babzen Kebab.

If you really want a real kebab fest, order a Babzen kebab platter to share.

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Babzen Kebab Platter. Photograph courtesy of Babzen Kebab
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Chef Special Mixed Kebab Platter. Photograph courtesy of Babzen Kebab
Şiş selection. Photograph courtesy of Babzen Kebab.

Whatever you choose, it will come with lavaş, piping hot crispy bread that blows up as it cooks in the traditional bread oven.

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Lavaş served with cheese, butter and ezme

I’m a vegetarian

Kebab restaurants serve predominantly meat dishes but don’t worry, if you have a vegetarian in your group, there are veggie options available.

Special occasions

Babzen can also cater for parties and special occasions so if you have a celebration coming up, go along and talk to Salih.

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Book your party at Babzen. Photograph courtesy of Babzen Kebab

Takeaway service

Good news for those evenings when you don’t fancy whipping up a creation in the kitchen, Babzen will very soon be offering a takeaway service.

More than a restaurant

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, Babzen is also a six boutique-room hotel as well as a restaurant. Book for bed & breakfast or half board (on request only).

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The hotel and restaurant is ideally positioned a ten minute walk away from the resort  of Çalış. Perfect if you don’t want to be too near the busy centre.

The rooms are tastefully decorated and each has an ensuite.

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The rooms are tastefully decorated
Babzen Kebab - authentic and delicious dining
Each room as ensuite

What do Babzen customers say?

Brian M. Holmfirth

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Turkish Gem with great wood fired oven cuisine.

“This new restaurant just outside the centre of Calis has a lovely garden and a large covered area with a great view of the wood fired oven. This was a superb dining experience with really tasty lamb and chicken dishes served in large portions with wood fired bread toppings and accompaniments such as puffa bread with dips. Add friendly owner, excellent wine, raki and beers, baked desserts and competitive prices and this is an essential dining experience when in Calis.”

Reviewed October 23, 2018

“Lovely garden setting. Friendly helpful staff explained some of the Chef specials in depth. Food was beautifully presented – tasted amazing and was such good value for money, The red wine apparently was spot on and the lemonata was gorgeous. Only opened April this year – but what a good find.”

Visit Tripadvisor for more reviews.

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Contact Babzen on:

+90 (0)252 613 2300

+90 (0)536 510 6462

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