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Hacibaba Restaurant - CLOSED

IstIklal Caddesi,Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
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Price range: $38 - $76
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet

40 reviews from our community

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  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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Belgrade, Serbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I was at Hacibaba restaurant for the first time back in 2011. A company took us to a business dinner in the VIP section of the restaurant and everyone loved the place, the service, the food and the atmosphere. Remembering the lovely impression and the location right at the beginning of Istiklal, I took my family there for a lunch... More 

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Galaxidi, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A wonderful restaurant but not now with the same name. It has chancged, but you can find the old logo of Haci Baba inside the restaurant, if you want to be sure, that this is the resaurant. Perfect service, very cleaned and nice dishes. It is a wonderful Turkey restaurant. It is not expensive at all and there is a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

What a tragedy, i have been going there for 20 years and on my most recent visit to Istanbul, last week, discovered it has been replaced by a Hatay Sofrasi. A friend of kine who lives there heard from a neighboring shop that they were run out of business by the mafia, but no proof of that. So sad!

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Alma-Ata, Almaty City, Kazakhstan
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Extremely delicious cuisine - traditional Ottoman food. I cannot remember all names of that ones we ate but I really enjoyed - was almost ready to eat my fingers. If you want to "feel the atmosphere" together with perfect dinner you should definitely go to Haci Baba. Maybe it is a little bit touristic place of course but it does... More 

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Kingston New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel staff. It was really intriguing as far as the interior design...very old, ethnic style. The staff was very helpful given we don't speak the language. The food, however, was just so so. We were seated in the inside room at the window overlooking the main street. That was very nice.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Authentic food, built around a hamam, decor from an era gone by - there's a lot that can be said about Hacibaba, but I'm going to say - try the varieties of vine leaves - a fine selection that can be paired with other mezzes for a complete meal. Try to get a table outside in the deck that overlooks... More 

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Ioannina, Greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Great traditional turkish cuisine, courteous service, nice terrace, turkish decor!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

the food too much fatty, too much oily, and the meze is terrible. A turkish cantena. i will never go there

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

From outside - the restaurant entrance is facing the ever crowded pedestrian zone and shopping strip only a minute away from Taksim Place - you wouldn't say that there migth be a jewel awaiting you in first floor: the walls in the dining room are decorated in an Ottoman, ancient way, the whole place seems to be time-warped here from... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

the restaurant is in the main shopping street of the district. It was recommended by a collegue who lived in Istanbul and we thought the comments we read on this site were too negative, so we gave it a try. The place is mediocre, not particularly nice inside and it gives a bit the idea of an organized canteen. Waiters... More 

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Additional Information about Hacibaba Restaurant

Address: IstIklal Caddesi,Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoğlu
Average Prices: USD 38 - 76
Cuisine: Turkish

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