About Marmaris Cafe

Marmaris Cafe, nestled in the heart of Edgewater, serves authentic Turkish cuisine unequaled in the New York City/North Jersey area. Owner Hakan Ozcillingir has assembled an accomplished Turkish kitchen team and created a menu blended with Turkish classics and American favorites, all prepared with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. He calls it, "Real Turkish food with a twist." While enjoying Shish Kabob, Lamb Chops, and Sac Tava, customers become enchanted with the beautifully adorned interior, which evokes Turkish culture and creates a warm and intimate vibe. Your dining experience is only complete after you've tasted our freshly baked Pistachio or Walnut Baklava. We hope you'll join us for a true Turkish dining experience soon!

820 River Road
Edgewater, NJ 07020
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Turkish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Garden Pl

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 943-9090

Website:
http://www.marmaris-cafe.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Marmaris Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.3

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4.3

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93% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (4)
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Cozy (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Healthy (3)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

I was thrilled to find Turkish restaurant which I love to sample Turkish food from my trip to Turkey. I took my dear friend to this restaurant and they did an excellent job of not disappointing me and my friend with their scrumptious dishes! These dishes are authentic tasting! Highly recommended!

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Marmaris has become my family's go-to place for special dinners when we want a casual place with good food, service and happy ambiance. Service is friendly and attentive; food is on point and the ambiance is very pleasant and inviting.

We were there this Sunday at 6:30pm for Father's Day and my husband's birthday. We had such a lovely time! BYOB with no cork fee is a huge plus.

We love Turkish food and embrace diversity in our choice of cuisine, but if you are not adventurous, they do offer other very good menu options like...thin pizza and fried calamari etc. I love their bulgur! Bronzini is always grilled perfectly. My mom who is very picky, loved their lamb kebob so much that she actually took the few pieces of leftovers home with her!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Dinner at Marmaris is always a great experience. The food is fresh and delicious. The staff is always accommodating and pleasant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food is consistently good and prices are very reasonable. Service was a bit lacking this time, but in the past has been good. One drawback is that there seem to always be either crying babies or children running around. If you're in the mood for good lamb and don't want to spend a fortune, this is your place.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food, lovely wait staff. Always a pleasure!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 6, 2017

My wife and I were searching the area for Turkish cuisine and decided to give this place a try. I'm so glad we took a chance on this cafe! Friendly service, boutique and truly a neighborhood gem. Food was great, very nice atmosphere. Definitely will be returning again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Totally enjoyable, from friendly service, to warm decor, to tasty dinner. Discovered they serve breakfasts too. Looking forward to trying some day soon!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Great service, food and atmosphere. Friendly and helpful wait staff make all the difference. Amazing Turkish food. A real gem!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2016

They give me a dessert for my birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Had dinner in Efgewater at Marmaris. Very relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. Food ok- better appetizers than mains. Keep it simple- eggplant, chicken dishes- whole Branzino very bony; mixed grill ok; desserts: skip the soupy, watery rice pudding. In all, just ok- but a lovely waitress who openly discussed current problems in Turkey.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Good food, good atmosphere, good prices, and, best of all, PARKING! Went here for date night because we always want to try something different. Was very slow and then they got slammed and service suffered (my BF went through his and my water, but couldn't get ahold of a waiter for a water refill, which only happened once, at the end of the meal). They apologized when we went to pay. Overall, a good experience, though! Food was tasty and basic (meat, vegetables, grains), and I don't mean that in a bad way, more like picky eaters will rejoice. Will go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Bring your own was difficult since we were traveling but food was wonderfully delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2016

It was OK. Food is a bit dry and not very flavorful. Ambience is good for every day casual dining. Love Turkish cuisine and having been to Turkey multiple times, this place is very bland. Sorry!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2016

We went there on Friday with my in laws, the service was excellent, the food was on point.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2016

We came for lunch and the pace was virtually empty. There were two people to wait on us and service was good. Since it was so quiet we had an especially nice time. The food and coffee came quickly. The chopped salad portion was so large I couldn't finish it. And as a man, I typically finish everything put in front of me. The vegetarian sandwich was filling and also good. The entire restaurant was clean, quiet and pleasant. I can't say if it gets crowded at night, but I assume it does. This is not a daytime business zone, assumingly explaining why it was not crowded for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2016

The food was really taste and delicious, good service, we ask for Turkish coffee and was out of this world, definitely will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Food, decor, stuff - everything was great! Highly recommend it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Tasty, well-seasoned Turkish taverna staples in generous portions at reasonable prices. Good for families and for handicapped access (it's on the ground level). When the small parking lot reaches capacity, it's hard to find other parking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2015

Amazing selection of traditional turkish food. Meat is halal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2015

The food is great and prices are very reasonable. The lamb chops are outstanding. The chicken kebab is moist and tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2015

Food was great, very tasty and fills you up. The service can be a bit slow sometimes. I went once during the week and once on a Sat. night. If you are not in a hurry then it is fine.
The food is worth it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2015

Great food & Service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2015

The overall experience at Marmaris was great. The food is great and also a great selection. Have been there a few times and the food never disappoints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2015

Food was really great, service staff was helpful in selecting dishes and they have pictures of some of the more popular dishes. Excellent experience and reasonable prices. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2015

The restaurant is very pleasant. Food is good and service is good. The chicken kabob was very well prepared. Excellent humus and babaganosh.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2015

Authentic decorations of Turkey. Good food and atmosphere. Very clean and friendly service. Kid Friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2015

The only thing I will say that was really negative was that there was a large group with young children that the parents allowed to roam around the dining room and they were very noisy and annoying. We finally had to angrily say something to the parents about the fact that this was a restaurant, and we were trying to enjoy our meal. The servers or manager should have noticed and done something sooner. Since the restaurant is divided maybe they should put families with young children in one section and save the other section for adult diners. Many restaurants do this when they have this possibility.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2015

My only issue was a couple sat next to us & they received more attention. We sat with our food for about 10 minutes & had to look for someone to take it. It is BYOB which is nice & they have pictures of the different food on the menu, the food was very seasoned & good, would go back.
Also they don't confirm your open table reservations when you go in, so I had to keep asking if it was checked off.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Went here on a Sat night with my GF and another couple. At 6, the place was less than half full. When the waiter came to take our order, we asked for separate checks. From that point on, it was like we were at 2 different tables. The other couple both ordered the Lentil soup for an appy. It came right away. My GF's appetizer came 5-10 min later and mine another 5-10 after that. The entree service was similar. The other couple's came well before ours. They were politely waiting for ours to arrive but we encouraged them to eat because theirs would have been cold by the time ours got to the table. Neither the wait staff nor the manager ever said anything about the service disfunction. All the dishes were very good and we have been here before and not had service issues. But this was in-excusable. Especially with no crowd. Wont be going back for a while. Dayi' Inn Yeri in Cliffside Park is a much better option for Turkish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2014

Their appetizers are good but main dishes are decent. Price is reasonable and the service was GOOD! Also, this spot is BYOB and this surely earns another star!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2014

Pretty decor and pleasant ambience with spacious tables and comfy seating. Friendly, efficient service. Quality food at reasonable prices. Everyone in my party of four was very pleased, and I got to try quite a few items. Lahmacun and baklava were very good, though I've had better. Everything else was excellent, especially the manti. Parking and BYOB are big plusses. Look forward to going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2014

Came here tonight for dinner for the first time after some friends recommended and after reading reviews online. So glad we did. My husband and I love Turkish food (we were in Istanbul for our honeymoon) and were so pleased to find this gem. Food is delicious, homemade tasting, and very reasonable prices. It's BYO so that brings the bill down as well. The service is friendly and pleasant, we did not wait for anything. We have been to Turkish places in Manhattan and feel that this is actually so much better. Don't expect anything fancy, although the decor is really beautiful but more like you're walking into a Turkish person's home. But it is clean and tasteful. The Turkish coffee is amazing and the pistachio baklava was excellent!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2014

We were a party of 4 with a reservationed that was honored on time. We were there on Sat- 4/12/2014. The server (Zuhal) had a great smile & was knowledgeable of the menu. Her quick & pleasant response made it easier for us as we need explanations on all the dishes. The food was fresh & prepared very well & also moderately priced. The atmosphere was very pleasant. We intend to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2014

Having already loved lunch and dinner there, we went for breakfast--especially for the special Turkish breakfast served . I like the classic breakfast with tomato salad, cucumbers, cheeses, olives, clottted cream w/honey, jams, and warm bread. AND. the best thing that other Turkish restuarants don't serve--strong, good American coffee! Other friends like the omelets better, especially menimen, eggs w/ peppers and served w/ breakfast meat. The assortment of boreks, Turkish "danishes", some filled w/ meat and/or cheese are good breakfast choices. If you go for "brunch", you can combine items from the breakfast and the lunch menu.
So, Marmaris is an all-day treat On a weekend, I wouldn't mind eating there more than once a day!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2014

There are 5 things a restaurant in our area must have to succeed: great food, good service, value, ambiance and parking. Marmaris has them all. I have not eaten in all the Turkish restaurants in the area, but in many of them and this is the best. The food is the freshest and made-to-order. Even the bread is warmed before being served. It has been decorated delightlfully; very cheerful and comfortable. Friends have said I must return for breakfast. Lunch and dinner on 2 tries were wonderful. Marmaris' manti is the best I've ever tasted, including in Istanbul. All the portions are generous and sharable. I loved the grated celery-root appetizer--delicious and different. I also love the choice between bulgur(my choice) and rice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2014

Relaxed atmosphere, great ambiance, good food, service nice though not too fast.

Tags: Good for Groups
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