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80A Istikial Street, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #364 of 10,932 restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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90% Recommend
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We were recommended this place by a friend who lived in Istanbul. The food was truly Turkish, and it was our best meal while in the city. Food is very reasonable compared to similar restaurants. It is on the left side of the main pedestrian street (Istiklal) of Istanbul on the way up to Taksim Square. There were 4 of... More

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Vienna, Austria
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We got taken here by our local tourguide who is friends with the owner and we were not disappointed. The dishes we got recommended were astonishingly good and perfect value for money (we took the mixed specialities plate and the eggplant mash with lamb). The services was very pleasant and the atmosphere good, which could've been mostly due to our... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Well this was one of the most memorable eating out experience for me as I simply loved it for the first time I was there and I forgot the name but roughly remembered that it was on Istiklal street...the best scene is when you enter and there are two ladies at your left making that big pizza kinda thing called... More

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Milan, Italy
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

A great meal stopover during a shopping excursion on Istiklal Street. Otantik is great for those on a budget who want to sample some hearty and custom Turkish fare. Would highly recommend the eggplant puree.

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

It's on Istiklal and a friend who's been in Istanbul for 6 years recommended it. I loved everything I had there and the staff is very nice!

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Blanco, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

A very nice Finikuler Ride and a walk down Istikial Street (about mid way) you will find Otantik Cafe. The Lady in the window rolling out a very thin large (filo like) pizza size dough and placing it on a flat domed metal that is very hot - the pizza like dough is called a gozleme (baked in their traditional... More

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