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“A wonderful oasis of calm and hospitality in the Taksim area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Klemuri

Klemuri
Tel Sokak No:2 | Taksim, Istanbul 34344, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
2122923272
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Ranked #99 of 10,932 restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Turkish, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
Buttenheim, Germany
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“A wonderful oasis of calm and hospitality in the Taksim area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I have been to Klemuri two or three times now, and have always left more than satisfied.
Klemuri is different to other restaurants in the area, and you notice this as soon as you enter. The space used to be an apartment, and it retains the layout as well as the stuccoed ceiling of fin-de-siecle flats, which lends it a cozy, almost "at home" vibe. The decor is original and little bit quirky, but not in too laboured a manner.
There is no blaring music and not masses of waiters hovering over you. The music is classcal and discrete, and the service unobtrusive and very friendly. The food is also a far cry from the usual "Real Ottoman" fare which you so often get in this part of town and which consist of some meat grilled to death with pilaf... the flavours a subtle and elegant, the portion size is very satisfactory ... I had stuffed dried aubergines with meat in the stuffing, but there are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. The príces are very reasonable; we were two, we had soups, a main, a dessert and tea each and paid 48TL in total.
I recommend this place especially after spending time in the always busy Taklsim and Istiklal areas, it will help you come down from the frenzy outside! Finally, I recommend this place to gay and lesbian travellers, it's very gay friendly and in the same building as Lambda Istanbul.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

I liked the dishes, one shouldn't leave Istanbul without trying "fish balls." The place was lovely and prices were honest. Thanks

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“simple and nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

food was better than many restaurant/bistros of this neighbourhood! you should try the stuffed aubergines ! worth to visit for coffee break and lunch/dinner!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amman, Irbid, Jordan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“A little something special from the Black Sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Always on the look-out for a unique place to eat, Klemuri ticked all the boxes for my husband and I. This cute little place makes you feel as though you've stepped into someone's home for a special dinner - and indeed, it is special, being inspired by traditional Black Sea dishes. The food was delicious, and served with cornbread (a Black Sea staple), service good, and ambience of the restaurant was inviting and warm. And there's lots of choice for vegans and vegetarians, which made us both happy! Definitely recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit
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“Off the beaten path”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Ok - the good is that the food was local and inexpensive. Thought the service was super slow and watched lots of other tables sit done after us and get food well before ours.

Visited December 2012
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