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Durumzade

#19 of 11,372 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Turkish
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Topcekenler Sokagi No. 1 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
2122490147
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: One of the featured restaurants in Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations...
One of the featured restaurants in Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" Istanbul episode...
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  • 38
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  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best food in Istabul!

As far as i am concerned, this is by far the best kebap i have ever tasted. Went here with my group of friends following in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain and we weren't disappointed. Very affordable place (7 lira for the small kebap and 14.5 lira for the double). The staff speaks sufficent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
LauraML88
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Bucharest, Romania
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As far as i am concerned, this is by far the best kebap i have ever tasted. Went here with my group of friends following in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain and we weren't disappointed. Very affordable place (7 lira for the small kebap and 14.5 lira for the double). The staff speaks sufficent English to serve you. I would... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great place, slightly out of the typical tourists boundaries, but only a bit. Recommended by Anthony Bourdain, so I had to try it, there's even a pict of him on the wall. A hole in the wall, and a little dirty-didn't bother me, but I know people who would feel uncomfortable just sitting there. To me, it's more authentic and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very small place with only three small tables. Very friendly staff, a few of them speak decent English, but we didn't need that because one of the guys there, worked in Romania for a 4 years until 1995 and still spoke very good Romanian and with no accent whatsoever. Tha Adana Kebeb is excellent. The meat is made on charcoal,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a very humble place with very friendly service. There is a guy works in the store who speaks enough English to serve to tourists plus he speaks Arabic and Turkish. Prices are really reasonable. I would suggust for someone who doesnt know much about kebabs to go for double kebab with single bread.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great food at this hole in the wall in Istanbul. Loved the adana kebab, came with a great salad. All the meat is grilled on charcoal, simple, great food for when you're really hungry! Very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

one of the best kabab sanwiches I've ever tried, worth trying. Prices here are reasonable although the place's look inside out doesnt seem fancy.

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Eckerty, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We found this shop when we strolled on the alleys in Istiklal area, One of the stuff of the hotel we stayed at had recommended us to eat DURUM (Turkish wrap with kebab meat). It was extremely delicious. Recommended.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

At last I found, on my last night in Istanbul, an absolute delicious meal at bargain prices. Fresh roasted durum rolls, stuffed with delicious Lamb and Lamb liver; they also have chicken and beef. Fresh onions, tomatoes and spices = yummy.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I left the kebab eating experience on my two-day Istanbul trip for dinner on the 2nd night and it was a treat. Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, we took a cab to Durumzade in Beyoglu -- the cab driver didn't know where it was so I had to provide the address. This place is not in the heart of the tourist... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a dozen times and have never been disappointed with the food. The place is small and could use more seating but I've never had a problem finding a seat since a lot of orders are to go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Topcekenler Sokagi No. 1 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 2122490147

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

Description

One of the featured restaurants in Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" Istanbul episode...

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