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Akbabali

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Beyoglu
European, Turkish, Diner, Eastern European, Armenian
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Tunel, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Let's drink RAKI!

Amazing atmosphere! like a second home for me :) delicious mezes helpful,friendly and kind staff very reasonable prices and traditional Turkish music. Speacial thanks to Hasan and Hasan and Rahim :) you are great, dear friends!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Amazing atmosphere! like a second home for me :) delicious mezes helpful,friendly and kind staff very reasonable prices and traditional Turkish music. Speacial thanks to Hasan and Hasan and Rahim :) you are great, dear friends!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It is not posh. It is not gourmet food. Yet, I always want to go and have my dinner there when I am in Istanbul. It is all about meze and raki (google both), simple, high quality ingredients. When you are done with cold starters, check out their fish. Hamsi are deep fried anchovies... yummy! Finish of with baklava -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

We have been different "meyhanes" this one was deffinetaly cheaper than the others. Nice place in an amazing passage, full of happy people, nice tuekish traditional music. Foods are good service can be a bit warmer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I have dined at this restaurant 2 time in the past week during my short trip in Istanbul and I must say that, especially the second one, resulted to be in one of the best dining / cultural experiences in my life. Clearly visited frequently by locals, the restaurant does not only offer a very good selection of Mezes and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant was located just around the corner from our apartment. The atmosphere during late afternoon drinks looked so nice in this small patio that we decided to have dinner there. As the day before, almost all tables were taken. We started with great Turkish mezes and took the kebab as a main course. All dishes were amazing!! Great flavours... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

The district, Asmalimescit, where this restaurant is situated is one of the most vivid parts of Istanbul night life full of Turkish taverns like this one, clubs, cafés etc. Especially during weekend, one can hardly walk in the small alleys and if you have no reservation (preferably done at least 3-4 days before), you will have no chance to find... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tunel, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish, Diner, Eastern European, Armenian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighborhood Profile
Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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