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“Highly recommended, excellent food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Can Oba Restaurant

Can Oba Restaurant
Hocapasa Mah. Hocapasa Sok No:10 | Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
02125221215
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Ranked #198 of 11,471 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish, Continental
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Munich
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Highly recommended, excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

A perfect evening at a very reasonable price. The service and food were both excellent. The Chef Can Oba is a friendly host and will take the time to explain his menu and help you with your choice. Not everything on the menu is always available because it's always fresh. In our 4 day trip we visited this place twice because it was simply great. Both meat and fish dishes are prepared fresh (you can even view the happenings in the kitchen) and were very good, nicely served with care and delight. Mr Can Oba really knows his trade, and unlike many other places we tried, he is friendly, not arrogant and very helpful and accommodating to special wishes.
Only small drawback is that alcohol is not served. Not a big deal for us, the fruit juices were freshly pressed.
I would certainly visit this restaurant again and more than highly recommend it for the food quality, service and excellent value for money.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Vegetarian Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Didn't have vegetarian on the menu but they accommodated for me with a humongous plate of delicious food (could have feed 2) for only 12lira. Super friendly chef and staff who gave us a free dessert and teas.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A unique place in historical peninsula”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Can Oba is a really unique place among all the domestic food serving restaurants on the Hocapaşa street.Chef Can Oba which worked for a Michelin star restaurant in Germany turned back to home and serving really Europian style food with traditional and delicious Turkish Kebaps.He is a lovely and friendly man , I enjoyed chatting with him. Lasagna with goat cheese and spinach was fantastic.Oruk Kebap, which you can find in a few restaurant in İstanbul was very delicious too.Instead of eating in tourist trap restaurants, it would be a good choice to eat in Can Oba in a friendly atmosphere and cheap prices.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pijnacker
1 review
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

A nice little restaurant with a great hospitality. Friendly and helpful waiters and the owner of the restaurant made our first minutes in this city quite enjoyable. Food is local, tasty and good quality. One big surprise...the home made chocolat...a real party!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
“Delicious amazing don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Today, we had lunch with my colleagues. We had bouille a baisse and tiramisu. Mr Can the chef is cooking almost everything himself and serving as well. Extremely delicious, definitely warm friendly... Thank you Can!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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