Lokanta is the Turkish word for "Restaurant". Lokantas are often referred to as cheap Turkish restaurants serving pre-cooked food that are kept warm over burners. Lokantas often serve as night bus stopovers and carry dishes of this type and although they may not look great they are generally good for the travelers who are in a hurry. Lokanta also refers to a type of establishment where traditional cooking is prepared, usually for those who work nearby. If you are in Turkey and you want to tste Turkish traditional and classic foods and dishes juts search for a Lokanta.

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