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Marko Pasa

Sadri Alsik Sok No.8 | Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 252 8080‎
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Ranked #300 of 10,959 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We spent several days in Istanbul and we simply had no good luck finding food that didn't taste bland. That is, until we discovered Marko PASA on a side street. The food was flavorful and you can watch a little old lady sitting in the front window as she makes fresh dough for dishes on the spot. The service everywhere... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a great, authentic Turkish restaurant on the İstiklal, then Marko Paşa is a great choice. The Kavurma is an excellent meal choice, as is the Gözleme, which also is great to split as an appetizer. Prices are reasonable and the service was good even with 25 people in our party.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We wandered in off of Istiklal St after not being able to find our recommended spot. However, we were not disappointed by choosing Marko Pasa. The flatbreads made by the lady in the window were delicious beyond description. They Chicken & the Beef Kavrum were also a treat; a huge plate of chicken, vegetables and rice served in a well... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Sometimes it is not so easy to find good food in foreign countries because menus are so complicated and names of the food do not tell anything. In this restaurant we told the waiter what we want to eat and he understood our needs perfectly. I have never had so good food in Turkey. We got two large plates full... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

the lady baking the food the front part of the restaurant will temptate you to go inside and try a fresh & realy delicious food added to the nice atmospher of the restaurant

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Not so clean but picturesque. Very good and tasty food. Manti was great here. A good thing is that you can have a beer or a glass of good Turkish wine accompanying the food.

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Chaniá, Khania, Greece
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I've just indulged one of those with spinach and feta cheese and I really enjoyed it! I didn't try anything else from the menu cause I took it away. The concept of the lady in front of the restaurant who makes the pancakes and the ravioli straight ahead it was really tempting and made me order one. I would try... More

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Budapest
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We came in during our walk on the main street. The lady making the dough in the window was quiet promising and the place didn't disappoint us. Everything was really authentic and tasty. The big selection plate of mezze is highly recommended and it's a good idea to try the gözleme which is the specialty of the place (freshly made... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

After having so much trouble avoiding fake restaurants near Taksim (I mean, places where they would charge you for whatever they want + bad service), I was so happy to find a decent restaurant which serves great food. Everything is cooked in front of you. We didn't wait long to be served. The value for money is very good. Location... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you are not hungry and don't mind what you eat, you have come to the right place. I think after having a fame they don't mind how they serve and cook.It was the longest waiting for a dinner in my life. (against my order was after the rush hour for dinner) I (and also my friends ) think that... More

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