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“Little gem in Istanbul” 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 #36 of 10,932 restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish, Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Little gem in Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The chef of Can Oba is a character that makes your dinner a unique experience. He is an artist passionate about his cuisine and manages to propose delicious meals at affordable prices. We went there twice and had an amasing time, watching photos of his creations on his mobile phone and tasting meals that we have not found anywhere else. We have been offered tea, starters, chocolate, we made pictures and locals are going there too. We definitively recommend the place, you will leave happy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 review
“Great choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Love it!! Excellent food and an amazing service. This place is a very good catch. Will definitely visit again?

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Cartagena, Spain
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent value: Brilliant sea bass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We ate here twice. On the first evening decent mezes, a good aubergine kebab and a brilliant sea bass with an orange sauce and blackberries - pehaps the best sea bass we have ever had. On the second night we had two sea bass and a delicious chocolate pudding. In both cases the bill was just over Tl 60.
What made the difference between merely very good and excellent was the presentation: the owner took a real pride in the lay out of the food on the plate.
An additional plus was that there was no attempt to coerce us into the restaurant by pushing menus in our faces!

Visited September 2013
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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“Yummm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

This is by far the best meal i had in Istanbul! Especially since im vegetarian.. We both had the spinach lasagnia yummmmmmm! The chef n owner was so nice he gave us tea and dessert on the house! Its such a find in a very unlikely place i think im going again in this trip

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“My best meal in Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Tried the restaurant based on trip advisor reviews, and turned out to be the best decision. The owner does everything, since the welcoming until the cooking. He suggested the lasagna, which was wonderful, and then the chocolate and pinnaple desert, which was simply divine. Highly reccomend this place. Also, very good option to get a break from the turkish food. It was my best meal in Istanbul, for sure.

  • Visited September 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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