Although the dining scene in Kusadasi is unavoidably tourist oriented, there are still a number of traditional Turkish cafes that can provide an authentic meal.
Most Turkish meals start with a plate of mezze (appetisers), which can feasibly be a meal in itself. But save room for the fabulous tasty kebabs that come in a range of styles and meats.
You may also want to try a kofte, Turkey’s intriguing version of the hamburger.
For dessert, it’s worth indulging in the local baklava if you have a serious sweet tooth.
Traditional Turkish drinks consist of raki, an alcoholic brew distilled from raisins and aniseed, and ayran, a salty yoghurt beverage that is refreshing on a hot afternoon.
Every kind of international cuisine can be found in Kusadasi as well; even American fast food chains.
You should also check out the restaurants along the harbour for incredibly fresh seafood.