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Klemuri

#155 of 11,445 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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New City / Taksim
Turkish, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Tel Sokak No:2 | Taksim, Istanbul 34344, Turkey
2122923272
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 193
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing deserts

Highly recommend the pastry and halva. Rest of the food was good. Service was polite but not engaging.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Burbank, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend the pastry and halva. Rest of the food was good. Service was polite but not engaging.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Having just returned from Istanbul last week, the thing that reminds me most of my trip is the dinner at Klemuri one of the 5 nights that we stayed there! We were there with family and kids and absolutely loved the ambience and service! It was also a bonus that our apartment was a 2 min walk from this place!... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Four of us had a delicious 2 course dinner & local wines after visiting the Aga Hammam. The food was fresh, delicious, well priced and served by very personable staff. All of the dishes were new to us, as were the wines, but we enjoyed everything, especially the meatballs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The restaurant was serene and peaceful, which is especially nice given its proximity to the bustling İstiklâl Caddesi. The waitresses were some of the friendliest I've ever met, very attentive and helpful. They spoke good English - we've been getting by with our pidgin Turkish for most of the time, but it's still quite nice to occasionally cheat and fall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very nice and welcoming place. The cook tries hard to come up with interesting twists to traditional dishes. Do try the haloumi salad. Good wines from the region.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food was tasty, as was most Turkish food. The setting was pleasant. The dining area is fairly small, but we had reservations and got a lovely table. Dinner for four with ample wine was $99, so it is pretty reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We found this place after much struggle with directions as it was one of the Lonely Planet Istanbul's top 3 restaurants. We were left fairly unimpressed with the simple Turkish fare which I thought was not much different than anywhere else we had been. The place was full of tourists with the guidebook in hand. Unless you are a vegan... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Based on other reviews here we decided to dine at Klemuri. The staff was very nice and friendly but unfortunately the food was a disappointment. Dishes were a bit small, seasoning very light (not enough taste) and the lack of wine glasses with good local wine was a turn-off. Our fish was raw but of course we got a new... More 

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Paris, France
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We found this charming restaurant via our Lonely Planet pocket guide, and weren't disappointed. The people who run it are very friendly and courteous, and not intrusive. Even though it was a Friday night we were able to enjoy a leisurely meal over the course of at least 90 minutes. The wine list offered a reasonable selection, well described. The... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The place is next to Taxim and is a bit hard to find - Google Maps will navigate you to the building, but the entrance is on the other side of the building. If it was not for a small sign on the window we would not find it, probably. There are very few tables in the restaurant and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tel Sokak No:2 | Taksim, Istanbul 34344, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > New City / Taksim
  • Neighborhood: New City / Taksim
  • Phone Number: 2122923272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Turkish, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?