Restaurants and bars in North Nicosia, Cyprus.
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Restaurants & Bars in Nicosia

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Just as Nicosia is being restored through the UN-funded Master Plan, so North Nicosia’s restaurant scene is being to burst back into life too! You’ll discover a good variety of bars and restaurants in North Nicosia to suit your North Cyprus holiday budget, and a bit extra too.

Restaurants in North Nicosia, North Cyprus

Right by the Green Line itself, Boghialian Konak Restaurant is one of the places to eat in North Cyprus. Its traditional based menu ensures that it’s busy for both lunch and dinner. Perhaps its greatest rival for sheer quality is El Sabor Latino, a restaurant serving Spanish and Italian dishes right next to Selimiye Camii. You’ll find diners here from both sides of the Green Line enjoying their delicious food. The Moyra restaurant on Osman Pasa Sokagi gives both a run for their money, with meze and steaks served in an elegant dining room.

For a genuine taste of North Cyprus, head for the small restaurant Zir Lokanta at Istanbul Avenue. Only open in the evenings, its menu features both Cypriot and Turkish dishes, at very reasonable prices. The classic Northern Cyprus menu combination of meze and kebabs is hard to beat, and the Anibal restaurant at Saracoglu Meydina in North Nicosia has been serving these popular Turkish Cypriot dishes for years.

If you’re on holiday in North Cyprus during the cooler months, make sure you visit Hamur on Ikinci Selim Cad. In this elegant 1930s house, the fires are lit during the winter for a cosy atmosphere, as warm and satisfying as the traditional dishes served here.

If you Northern Cyprus Nicosia sightseeing list includes the Büyük Han (and it definitely should), stop off at the Sedir Café on the ground floor. The food is not much to write home about, but it’s an almost unbeatable location for an atmospheric drink.

Perhaps one of the most atmospheric places to eat in North Nicosia is in the heart of the bazaar, and the Yusuf Usta restaurant lies at the end of Girne Avenue near the Green Line. Traditional meals are served in the hustle and bustle of the busy street – definitely a genuine Turkish Cypriot meal experience!

Less genuine but certainly great fun are the dinner/cabaret nights at Seven off the Kyrenia Road. A must for those who like their Northern Cyprus restaurants loud and big, and with belly dancers as entertainment!

Bars and Cafés in North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus

The Music Bar on Bedritten Demirel Avenue certainly lives up to its name, a lively if somewhat crowded place for those leaving work at 6pm. Live jazz on weeknights keeps the atmosphere jumping! The first music bar to open in the restored Arabahmet district is Sila 4, on the corner of Tanzimat Street . The music may be taped, but the atmosphere is definitely alive and kicking.

To be honest, you don’t go to the Saray Hotel in Nicosia for the food, but make sure you have time for a drink at their rooftop bar. Clutch a cocktail and admire breathtaking views across the city.

As its name suggests, the California Bar and Grill is an American diner, very popular with a young crowd who want fast food – fast! Situated on Mehmet Akif Caddesi, a meal here is a chance to explore the newer, western part of Nicosia, beyond the walled city and indulge in Mexican snacks, fish and chips and American beer!

If traditional Turkish coffee is not to your tastes (shame on you!), the El Sabor Latino restaurant (see above) serves an excellent espresso or cappuccino all day. You can also grab a western-style coffee at X-Mek at Osman Pasa Cad, as well as a sushi snack from its eclectic menu.