CONTRIBUTED BY TUTI HAWKINS
It was a beautiful day in Adana this past weekend, so we decided to head out to the lake area for some good seafood, especially grilled fish. One of our favorite restaurants near the lake is Guney Marina. We started driving out that direction and we stumbled upon a new seafood restaurant called Gölevi Balık Restaurant that just opened up a few months ago not too far from Guney Marina. We decided to give it a try (something new) and I’m glad that we did because it was surprisingly pretty good!
The wait staff were all very nice and attentive to us. However, the only caveat is that they do not have menus for you to order from, which we thought was strange. We basically told them what we wanted to eat. We ordered a salad, fried calamari, shrimp appetizer, and fish. All the dishes they brought out were a surprise to us on how they cooked it. Everything was great, so there were no complaints here.
Beware when going to dine at Gölevi Balık; this restaurant is strictly a seafood restaurant! We ordered grilled chicken kebap for our daughter and the waiter told us they do not have chicken. What restaurant in all of Adana does not serve chicken kebap?! It was the strangest thing, but they brought out fish and chips for her instead and she loved it.
The pricing was fairly decent (not cheap, but not overly expensive) considering we didn’t know exactly how much each item cost due to the lack of menu. Our total bill was 140 TL for quite a bit of food. We even had leftovers to take home.
Not only was the food good, the best part about Golevi Balik Restaurant is the amazing lake views and their outdoor playground with a trampoline! I even took a turn and jumped on the trampoline—so much fun. This made for a very memorable afternoon in Adana.
Gölevi Balık Restaurant
Hours: Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner
Phone: +90 322 247 1929
Drink: Full Bar, Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages
Outdoor Seating: YES
Address: Kurttepe Mah. Adnan Menderes Bulvarı No;48/A Çukurova, Adana, Turkey
GPS Coordinates: 37.0404463, 35.32167609