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Faros kebap

#233 of 11,106 Restaurants in Istanbul
#252 of 11,551 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Kocatepe Mahallesi Sehit Muhtar Caddesi 28/A | Talimhane, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 2122503356
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8:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Traditional tastes of the Turkish cuisine are finding life with original...
Traditional tastes of the Turkish cuisine are finding life with original presentation!Our experienced and friendly employees are ready to serve you 7 days a week between 08:00 and 01:00 with the enthuasiasm to make you live the turkish hospitality.The most delicious samples of East and Southeast Anatolia, from shashlik to beyti, from gavurdagı to kunefe, are been prepared with a service of high quality and experience of Faros.Taste of our foods and interior design will tempt you. In Faros Kebap, which is an oasis for people who love meat,you can organize your business lunch or dinner, make reservations for your special days.
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  • 135
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  • 15
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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
Turkish food served in a contemporary style.

Having had tried many Turkish restaurants in Istanbul, we decided to give this 'more modern' looking establishment a try. What a pleasant surprise: very polite and attentive waiting staff, delicious food served in a neat and contemporary style and a good atmosphere. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Aydin N
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I've been to Faros Kebap over 25 times in the last five years of visiting IST. This visit (May 2015), there is a clear decline in the quality of food and service. I was their biggest fan and advocate in previous years, but after trying them twice this week, I cannot recommend anyone go there. Among the problem I've had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Having had tried many Turkish restaurants in Istanbul, we decided to give this 'more modern' looking establishment a try. What a pleasant surprise: very polite and attentive waiting staff, delicious food served in a neat and contemporary style and a good atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Just back from eating at Faros Kebap and I've decided to make my first review. It was that good! Turkish food served by Unal (a waiter with a great sense of humour) in the centre of Istanbul. Been here for 3 days and eaten in the old and new city, this restaurant is the best so far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Landing in a new city/country is disorienting at best. It was after 9:30 by the time we were all checked in and then we had to find an ATM from a bank affiliate. The first machine was out of money, so we headed in the other direction to find a second location. This machine worked; we had some cash and... More 

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First of all, my friend and I arrived in Istanbul in February, the 17th (2015), in one of their worst snow storms. She had a conference to attend, I went along as a whim...and it was one of the best decisions of my life. We were staying at the Ramada because of her conference location. Would not have been my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great Food and service , people there are so nice the service was just amazing and food comes fast and hot

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Portland, Oregon
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Decent food, decent service. I think overall, everything was good, but the hummus was disappointing. Note that there is a 10% service charge. The place is slightly more upscale than all the other places I've went to in Istanbul, but still no dress code.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This restaurant was lovely and the food was fresh. The hummus and breads served at the beginning are delicious and the waiters are very attentive. I would love to go back

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bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was our first meal in Istanbul and we were all impressed. We found Faros on the street leading us from our hotel to Taksim square. The place is clean, well heated and illuminated. They also have a free WiFi service. The food was impressive from the starters to the Falafel and to the main meal. We had our first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I like the staff here! Friendly, Efficient tho they were busy.. I ordered a dessert with tea (cay). The tea came first and I didnt touch it because I wanted to have it with my dessert. One of the staff told me that please drink it and I can change a new one for you when ur dessert comes, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi Sehit Muhtar Caddesi 28/A | Talimhane, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 2122503356

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Turkish, Middle Eastern

Description

Traditional tastes of the Turkish cuisine are finding life with original presentation!Our experienced and friendly employees are ready to serve you 7 days a week between 08:00 and 01:00 with the enthuasiasm to make you live the turkish hospitality.The most delicious samples of East and Southeast Anatolia, from shashlik to beyti, from gavurdagı to kunefe, are been prepared with a service of high quality and experience of Faros.Taste of our foods and interior design will tempt you. In Faros Kebap, which is an oasis for people who love meat,you can organize your business lunch or dinner, make reservations for your special days.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?