Kusadasi has the popular dream Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. (Actually it is summer for 9 months of the year). I'm sure you've heard of the powdery sandy beaches with award winning clear waters,all the water sport fun you can have with sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, swimmng with dolphins, feeding sharks etc. So after your fun, or during, take a break for some delicious Turkish cuisine. There are a multitude of cafes and restaurants to choose from along the palm lined boulevard running along the harbor and marina.
For tradition and the vote of confidence try the lovely Harbour located, Kazim Usta, which is the oldest fish restaurant in Kusadasi. Nearby, inside the Marina, is Messina, another superb fish restaurant.. A little past the Marina are the best fish restaurants. The brand new seafront Kalle restaurant- heading towards the marina- has a specialist fish chef and one of the most famous meat chefs in Turkey! Easy to locate. Just look for the lovely gazebo with white table and chairs set up. Prices are reasonable.
For authentic real Turkish food, try Bul Bul, Esenay, Aylu. Kofte and Kofte. For a cheaper, more rustic option you can go the Fisherman's Cafe which is above the fish market (not to be confused with the fish restaurants around the harbour which cater mostly for tourists).
If you want a local place that local business people have given the thumbs up, plus easy to find,then go to close to the port to the Aylu Restaurant.
If you are not on a cruise and are staying indefinitely, after the traditional "honoring" of the magnificent sunsets, settle in for a night of dancing at a lively bar or disco, mor dining experiences, go shopping at the bazaars, all within minutes walk of the harbor. Some people just like to peacefully watch the comings and goings of the 629 yachts harbored there or the 2,000-3,000 cruise ships that come to Kusadasi each year.