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Refik

Beyoğlu
Turkish
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Sofyali S 10-12, Istanbul, Turkey
+ 212- 2432834
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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A good joice after a walking tour in Istiklal Street

We were well received. Service was tip top. Food is delicious. The cooks are cooked in the kitchen, that is they are applying typical recipes, without using tricky methods. So what you are served is clean, neat and simple but tasty dishes. Good amount of choices. Easy access. Close to metro station... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Nese01
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Istanbul, Turkey
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were well received. Service was tip top. Food is delicious. The cooks are cooked in the kitchen, that is they are applying typical recipes, without using tricky methods. So what you are served is clean, neat and simple but tasty dishes. Good amount of choices. Easy access. Close to metro station when you get off at the Tunel stop.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's a Beyoğlu classic having a history stretches back to 1950s I believe. They use high quality ingredients but limited variety of mezes. Not recommended if you're looking for a budget alternative since the bill may look like a bit harsh taking into consideration the decoration and all. However, still a nice option for people who like classic Turkish dinner... More 

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Istanbul
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What I find there not only good meals but also warm and friendly staff. Mezes are always fresh and very delicious. When I think of restaurants in Beyoglu Refik is always top in my list.

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london
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It is a popular place, owing to the previous owner, but except one or two good mezes such as marinated seabass and fried liver, nothing is particularly good. Many of the traditional mezes, particularly ones with yoghurt are vapid and best be avoided. One of those old school but casual places in Beyoglu. Service is quite casual. Tables are close... More 

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Stegna, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

My friends from Istanbul invited us to this restaurant.. The dishes were really tasty, I liked so much the eggplant salad and the fresh grilled fish. Also, the traditional decoration of the restaurant made the place cozy and special.. The waiter was kind too..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were aware of this scam, but didn't expect it at this non-touristic looking restaurant. A fish is marked 25TL in the menu and when the bill comes they charge you 100TL for it instead on account that it was a "big fish". The food is so-so, by the way. Best avoided.

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Ashland, Oregon, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We shared most of the mezes here and had a wonderful meal. We selected them from the case and kept ordering more. Nice variety of wine and great service.

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ankara
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is a crowded place, so if you dont want to wait, you need to book in advance. The service is good. Tje mezes are really tasty. Tarama, ciroz are yummy. If you wanna try something different, you should taste ciger. That is very different and worth trying.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Staff was nice, fast, and attentive. Food was fairly good, and the atmosphere of the restaurant very nice. Would I recommend it to others? Sure, if you're in the neighborhood. However, maybe not worth a detour. Christofer, Stockholm

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The food is ok, but you have tu check your bill. Unfortunately, 10 Lira extra for bread and water (which is included in other restaurants in Istanbul) and a so-called 10%-government-tax were added to our bill. This tax doesn't exist in Turkey. We discussed with the waiter and then decided to give no tip as it was charged with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sofyali S 10-12, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoğlu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
  • Phone Number: + 212- 2432834

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

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