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Sur Ocakbasi

Itfaiye Caddesi No:27/1 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
02125338088
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Ranked #467 of 10,976 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Beijing, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really LOVE this restaurant, coz all the dishes here are very local and traditional, especially mixed kebab! I like it very much! ^_^

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Istanbul, Turkey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went to this restaurant based on recommendation for its location. It is in a historical district of Istanbul, Fatih, and famous with traditional food. But i was very disappointed with the quality of food and the hygiene of the restaurant. Worst meat i ever had, served in dishes felt not clean. Service was very poor, taste was not good,... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lamb kebab orrible grilled with gaz. Grilled vegetable to be forgotten, lamb on top of pizza good. Service acceptable

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Anzio, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I heard about this place on the Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations show. Not in the usual tourist circuit, in the meat packing district, but well worth the trip, for meat lovers, obviously. It just so happened that is was not too far from the hotel were we were staying, and we decided to walk there. I would suggest the owners... More

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Las Vegas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Some of the best food we had in turkey. They are open during the day during Ramadan, but they look closed. The intestines stuffed with rice are a must as is the roasted leg meat. The homemade kanafa is delicious, but will put you into a food coma if the other delicious main courses don't. Interesting area to stroll round.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Sit amongst the locals outside in this awesome restaurant. Had the mixed kebab plate, very yummy. Was eating with a vegetarian friend (didn't quite realise that ocakbasi meant grill room in turkish...!) and was super tricky/impossible to eat anything without meat (she ended up eating a kind of cheese toastie). The kind turkish girls next to us translated the menu... More

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Milan, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is far enough from sultanahmet area where all restaurants are full of tourists and with no turkish people. The ideal place to taste turkish food surrounded by turkish people, food is good and cheap. I would definetly recommend it to everyone.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went there because it looked delicious and we saw it in Anthony Bourdain's - No Reservations. Nevertheless, the waiters did ignore us for a while... and we practically had to stand up and knock on their counter for them to let us order. Meat was ok, bread was pretty good and the homemade ayran was delicious. Hope they had... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As a young couple traveling through Europe the last two months, this restaurant was reccommended to us by a Turkish woman we met in Italy and we were very excited to finally visit. Unfortunately, it was the most dissappointing experience of our 2 month journey. We have found the Turkish locals to be wonderfully kind and gracious people. The staff... More

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london
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Originally we decided to go here because we saw it on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. We took a taxi to Fatih and got seats outside for lunch. We were seating next to a large table of men and when their food arrived (huge plate of kebaps), we asked them which one was on the menu. Although they couldn't answer us... More

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