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About Us

Hawaii Restaurant is starting on it's 20th season this year! Since the opening it has been the ideal place to entertain and enjoy dining, drinking and dancing for both tourists and guides. The restaurant is open from 8.00 am till late night, and we serve everything from breakfast to late-night snacks. From the bar you can enjoy refreshing drinks and our famous mojitos and strawberry daiquiris. Please have a peek at our menu.

Hawaii Restaurant & Karaoke Bar prides itself on its service and well-trained staff. There is always something going on at Hawaii. We offer a wide range of entertainment, like staff shows, dance, fire eaters, folk dance shows and live sports on our two big screen TVs. Be sure not to miss our karaoke evenings or barbeque nights!

Hawaii Restaurant & Karaoke Bar, a must while visiting Side!

Reservations are recommended, but not required.

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Our Menu

Our menu features an excellent selection of breakfasts, starters, stone oven baked pizzas, Turkish and Mexican food and tasty steaks.

Side

When you turn South at the 75 th km. of Antalya - Alanya main road a nice avenue winding through hotels and hauses for about 3 km will lead you to Side, the furthest city in the east of historical Pamphylia. Situated on a peninsula about 1000 m long and 400 m. wide, it fulfilled its duty as a commercial port.Naturally, Side used to be one of the most important trade centers in the antiquity and now it is one of the most popular holiday resort in Turkey.

According to Strabon the ancient geographer, side was first established in the 7 th cen. B.C. as a trade colony of the Aegean city Kyme near İzmir But the merchants took up the local language, Side tan the name "Side" meant pomegranate, the fruit symbolizing abundance and fertility.

Like the other Pamphylian cities in general, Side was ruled by Lydia in the sixth cent. B.C. and Persia after 547 B.C. The coins minted in here prove that Side had at least an internal independence.

Alexander the Great conquered Side in the first year of the great campaign on Asia in 334 B.C. and was introduced to Hellenistic culture. After his death the empire was shared by generals. The Southern Turkey, including Side changed hands quite often , especially between the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt (3rd cent B.C) and the Seleucid dynasty of Syria (2nd cent B.C) after the apameia peace agreement between the Romans and thedefeated Syrian kingdom, but Pergama could not gain a complete control over Side. King Attalos of Pergama founded a new city, Attaleia (Antalya) as a commercial rival to Side and others on the South coast. At the turn of century Side was a slave-trade center in the hends of Pirates. It was only the Romans who stopped piracy on the eastern Mediterranean and let the southern Anatolian cities in (Cilicia, Pamphylia and Lycia) prosper again in peace and safety 78 B.C.

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One day, Accordinkes to the Anatolion Mythology, The God Taurus takes her youngest daughter Side, who had been The Goddes of nature and abundance, to the valley of the River Manauwa (Manavgat) for picking up flowers and making wreaths with the Nymphes (water-fairies) while picking up flowers and dancing with the Nymphes, Side, suddenly sees a tree with thin branches having shiny leaves and colourful flowers and breaks off a branch, to take it to her little daugther. As she breaks the branch off it starts bleeding.

Accually, Side realizes that the tree is not a real one it is a Nymphe who has escaped from some wicked human beings and taken the shape of a tree. She is so sorry and so scared that she wants to go away, but she can't. She is stuck and she feels that her feet are bried in ground. Then her body changes into a from of a tree. The Nymphes are sad and they start crying. The Nymphes are sad and they start crying.

The fresh roots of Side are watered with the of Nymphes. Side says that it was her fault and ask the Nymphes to take a message to her little daugher The message is as follows; From now on I'll be the symbol of nature, life and abundance with my blood-red rich fruit, I ask you to take my daughter here from time to time, to play in my shade. And warn her not to pick flowers and never damage trees on earth; because any of those trees could be a Goddes.

This is why the peninsula of Side full of pomegranate trees.

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