Along Fethiye Harbour – Shaka Restaurant

Update 2014: Shaka Restaurant is now Mancero Kitchen, specialising in steaks and Mediterranean cuisine.

It’s fair to say that, at the moment, Fethiye’s harbour is going through what can only be described as a period of transition. At one end, we have the construction of the new Fethiye town square and Phase 3, the section going towards Çalış Beach, has ground to a halt while more efficient drainage and underground electrical supply is implemented.

That just leaves the middle section. A few weeks back, we wrote about the new restaurants appearing on the scene for summer 2012. Most of them are now open for business and so, along this middle section, relative peace reigns. One of these new restaurants is Shaka.

Shaka Restaurant, Fethiye

Shaka Restaurant

Shaka caught our eye as the finishing touches were being put to it a few weeks back. It just looks good! Traditional has made way for modern and colours are bright; turquoise being the running theme. We like to christen new places for our eating and drinking in Fethiye page so we just had to stop by for a drink, last week.

Shaka, Fethiye

Turquoise theme at Shaka

The waiter came over immediately and, straight away, we noticed the badge on his t-shirt and the penny dropped. So that’s why everyone already looked like they knew what they were doing. The waiter’s t-shirt said ‘Buzz Beach Bar‘ on it. Buzz Beach Bar is one of the most popular restaurants in Ölüdeniz and has been for a good number of years.
Shaka Restaurant, Fethiye

We love the interior

We had a quick chat with the waiter who told us an interior designer had been brought in to do the decor – and so we just had to go inside for a little wander. We love all the traditional eateries in Fethiye, but Shaka is new and fresh and a great alternative choice for Fethiye. We like it!
Shaka Restaurant, Fethiye

Mixed fabrics cover the seating

So what about the menu? We had a quick glance at that too, and, just like the interior, that’s also different. Different in that it isn’t pages and pages of every meal you can possibly think of. It’s simple, not super-cheap but certainly not over-priced, either. A lunchtime snack was brought out for another customer while we were there and we did notice one thing – real chips! Long may that continue…


  1. The setting is so lovely, I would almost forgive any food!

  2. @ Belinda: Oh now we don’t do style over substance. We’re gonna try the food soon and hope it lives up to the decor! 🙂

  3. Amazing place – just loved it. The food, service, cocktails and staff were all excellent. A pick up and drop off service is about to start for groups of 4 or more.

    Well worth a visit – we’ll be back! Thanks to the staff of Shaka on Saturday night – had a great time!

  4. @ Jules: It does all seem to be running like a well-oiled machine. We knew they had parties in from Ölüdeniz but interesting to know about the pick-up service, too. Thinks we need to eat there now. Only had a beer so far. 🙂

  5. Like the look of this one, will go and have a nosey next week:)))

  6. @ Jan: Ha ha, that’s because you CAN go and have a nosey next week. 🙂 You’ll be surprised at the top end of Fethiye harbour too. A way to go there, yet!

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