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Acik Mutfak

#215 of 11,077 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Turkish
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Acik Mutfak
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Galipdede Cad. Timarci sokak 6b | 26, Istanbul, Turkey
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Galipdede Cad. Timarci sokak 6b | 26, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 293 7433
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 51
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quality food, cozy environment.

In Istanbul it can be sometimes hard to find a *good* place to eat. With street food everywhere, it seems like locals do not choose to go eat at proper restaurants that often. This one instead offers a nice atmosphere, right in the middle of one of the best parts of the city. The selection is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
piotor87
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Espoo, Finland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Espoo, Finland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In Istanbul it can be sometimes hard to find a *good* place to eat. With street food everywhere, it seems like locals do not choose to go eat at proper restaurants that often. This one instead offers a nice atmosphere, right in the middle of one of the best parts of the city. The selection is not huge, but the... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's like to be at your place. You have the kitcken at the entrance, you seat and you see the menu of the day. 100% fresh!!!

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Morges, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

One of our best dinners in Istanbul, small, cosy place, feels like eating at a friends' place. Sympathetic service and excellent, home made, kitchen. We recommend.

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Istanbul
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Okay, you do not pay much to get a wonderful service but the service and the meal you get can not reach the a few dollars you pay.

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Santorini, Greece
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ambience and service was ok. Food was average but well overpriced. Istanbul has so much good food so we expected an something special when we saw the prices. We were let down.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

During my two-week stay in Turkey, I was pleased to find a little row of restaurants on a side street near my apartment in Galata. This restaurant was a treasure - the menu changes daily, and everything on it is delicious. The atmosphere is kitschy and fun, and the staff is very nice. The food is cooked right in front... More 

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coeur dalene
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wonderful meal for the three of us sharing meze platter and then meatball entree, gourmet in all respects, wonderful atmosphere, friendly server and very affordable!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Excelent food, very nice people and warm atmosphere. They have dayly menu with tipical turkish food. It isn't expensive. If you order hot food they cook it really there in front of you! Lovely place, we finded it casually and it has been a beautiful surprise! Highly recomended

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I spent 2 weeks in Turkey, 11 days in resorts, so I didn't eat in restaurants a lot, but in comparison with the few I ate in, and with the resorts themselves (which were very good) this restaurant was simply the best. Its just a small place, but with a very unique interior and delicious food, I recommend every tourist... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We thought we'd stumbled across a gem when we saw this cozy restaurant and were greeted by the chef cooking right inside the front door. The waitresses were truly lovely, but the kitchen is ill-equipped to handle more than a handful of people at a time. There is no chef's stove, so she's literally cooking each meal one at a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Galipdede Cad. Timarci sokak 6b | 26, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 0212 293 7433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

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