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Itfaiye Caddesi No:27/1 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
02125338088
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Ranked #563 of 11,190 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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Paris, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I went there twice. On the first time, I was on my own. I struggled to find the entrance, a neighbour indicated it with a sign of the head. Nobody to welcome me. Nobody in the room. I walked upstairs to another room. Tables, but no customers, and no staff. I picked a table in the middle of the room,... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We ordered 5-7 differebt portions. It was too much but wanted to try different combinations. Was absolutely worth eating in this place. Only locals. Cheap but well cooked. If you are in the Neigbourhood a must place to eat. Don't see mush Tourist s but thats what we wanted.

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Cairo, Egypt
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Most of the restaurants in and around the main areas of Istanbul are tourist traps with mediocre yet expensive food - even the ones with high ratings and positive reviews on TripAdvisor. This place hit the stop and I highly recommend it. We got the Shish Tawook and the Tomato Kebab, and they were both out of this world. No... More 

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London
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Got here quite late, almost midnight after tracking this place down, admittedly we didn't start looking till very late. It was quiet but the staff were very helpful indeed and steered us towards the specialities. The Sur Tava (lamb/green peppers) was excellent and the fresh Ayraan (yoghurt drink) was great to help wash it down. No alcohol served but we... More 

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london
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at this place after seeing it featured on Anthony Bourdain's tv programme. Upon arrival the place was fairly quiet, although it clearly had more customers than surrounding restaurants, but we quickly realised that it had more to do with the publicity generated by the tv show than with the food or service offered. Whilst... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Found this in the episode from Anthony Bourdains parts unknown... a really brilliant restaurant in a nice locality... didnt seem to have a lot of tourists but was filled with locals ... tried a couple of dishes - the tava mutton thing - buryan and mixed kebaps.... loved it alll.. would surely visit again...

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Tula de Allende, Mexico
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In Itfaiye Caddesi almost under the historic aqueduct. Lunch for two for 36 Turkish Lira, excellent tender tandoori, eggplant stuffed with lime, and real pilaff rice. Best value meal of a week's trip.

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Toulouse, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It seems a unfair that this place gets all the business on a square with about 10 restaurants with pretty much the same menu that I _suspect_ are probably just as good. Big for some reason I always end up in this neighborhood trying to eat at odd between-meal times, and this place is always bustling while all the surrounding... More 

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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Address: Itfaiye Caddesi No:27/1 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 02125338088
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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