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Akbabali

Beyoğlu
Armenian, Diner, Turkish
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Tunel, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and great fun

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Malta
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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349 reviews 349 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
564 helpful votes 564 helpful votes
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>  > Beyoğlu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoğlu

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Armenian, Diner, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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