Keyif, from which the name of this restaurant is derived, is a special word in Turkish culture. It means ''to derive carefree pleasure'' which is a pillar of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Located at the end of the main waterfront along Yalikavak's small harbor, Keyf is an informal setup in front of the local fishing boats. The actual kitchen is across the small street, with the normal Turkish display of all the mezes. The fresh smell of saltwater, the bustle of the fisherman, the pleading eyes of local cats, the wag of a dog's tail against your leg under the sunshine - this is what Keyf is about. The informality of the venue helps as an ice breaker for business lunches and dinners. We also return here regularly for the ''ciroz'' - dried mackarel marinated in olive oil. The aubergine salad is spectacular, as is the braised carrot in garlic yogurt. The owners are actively involved as waiters and very hands-on. Keyif is an ideal Aegean/Mediterranean experience.
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