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Durumzade

Topcekenler Sokagi No. 1 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
2122490147
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Ranked #31 of 10,946 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Description: One of the featured restaurants in Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" Istanbul episode...
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Description: One of the featured restaurants in Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" Istanbul episode...
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English first
Anzio, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very small, simple and unpretentious but excellent! We ordered a double lamb durum each, and we shared a third single lamb durum in two. Not far from Taksim square.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Ibrahim and the team at this tiny little square of floor space make the best meal I had in Turkey. Went back many times. As a self-professed coniseurer of Kebabs and Doener, this is amongst the best of the best. Don't pass up a Double Adana at Durumzade.

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Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Ok so you're in Istanbul... You KNOW you must eat meat from a stick wrapped in bread.. Let me make that decision easier for you.. DO IT HERE! By far the best Durum joint in Istanbul, it's an institution that's been around for decades and rightfully so, it, makes, the, best. Order a lamb one with garlic. You're welcome..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A bit tricky to find but well worth the visit. Inexpensive and so delicious that my wife and I had to go back for another one.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

a Definite MUST visit!! one of the beSt Durums ,value for money and a place u walk out feeling completely tummy satisfied! If u like spicy, order the Urfali Durum in sandwich. TRUST me!

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I walked here from my hotel in Sultanahmet, almost gave up as most locals didn't have a clue what "Durumzade" was, however I knew I was hot on the trail when a few people actually seemed like they did! I was sent from corner to corner, through streets and alleys, finally stumbling on this little hole in the wall. Best... More

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of the best fast food shops in Istanbul. Small menu and everything cooked to order and very tasty. Don't expect a luxury sit down experience, but well priced food for take away or to eat on plastic tables in shop or in street outside shop. Owner very friendly and accommodating. Sets the standard for durums!

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Like many before me, I also was turned onto this place from Anthony Bourdain's 2011 recommendation and I suspect I am not the only person who showed up and went "Is this the right place?" Most places receiving that type of exposure would have his face plastered all over the place, but this looks like nothing has changed in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The kebab was truly tasty and great. We got double meat and could taste the subtle flavours of sumac, red onion and parsley, great tastes. Staff were great, very polite and courteous and explained what was on offer. Nothing fancy about this place, it's just simple and authentic and you get what you come for and want to expect, a... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Wow! Just wow. The best meal we had in Istanbul! We didn't even know that Anthony Bourdain was there until we looked up and saw his face on the wall. Not very touristy which made it even better! We were the only tourists there. The food was freaking amazing!

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