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Zubeyir Ocakbasi

Istiklal Caddesi, Bekar Sokak No:28 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
+90 212 293 39 51
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“lamb chops” (42 reviews)
“kebab” (181 reviews)
“bread” (41 reviews)
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Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
$$ - $$$
Istiklal Caddesi, Bekar Sokak No:28 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get the gavurdagi (like a salad), the minced lamb kebab and the chopped shish tawook. you won’t regret it! Its just soooo flavorful and meat is cooked so perfectly! It’s the most tender meat I have ever had! Don’t forget to order the salad, and...More

Thank anisar11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is the real meaning of hidden gems, its located at the middle of Taksim but it not on the main road thats why you need to look for it, the Kebab and Lamb Ribs and the appetiser and fresh baked bread, its addicting

Thank Hajjarmi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went an hour before closing. Staff was a little rude, he seemed like he wanted to go home. Gave him my order several times because he kept forgetting and was huffing and puffing at me when I tried to remember what orders I have...More

Thank Mussaab S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decided to eat here after walking down the Istikal road to get our kebab fix. This place was highly rated so decided to come here. We weren’t disappointed. All the dishes we ate were perfect. The bread and flavored pita was heavenly. The kebabs were...More

Thank CRL12377
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family had the most delicious grill meats in Istanbul. It was Ocakbasi-style and observing the grill the food certainly whet your appetite. Definitely a must try!

Thank Happiness815131
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first meal in Istanbul and it was delicious. The salads to start that we got was very refreshing and our favorite. We ordered the special salad and eggplant salad. Both very good. We ordered the lamb spicy kebab and minced lamb. Kebab...More

Thank Patricia d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family in the first day of my visit to istanbul and it was really a good start. The food was really delicious and the meat was so tender and the ribs was very tasty.

Thank Mohamad N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to be a regular customer but fortunately not anymore cz first of all their service became very bad, their waiters specially the old men who are serving the tables are impolite they don't care about anything all they care about is how to...More

Thank Lolita H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My advice is book your table because it's always crowded, I was a walk in and I could barely get a table, well it wasn't a table really they put me next to the BBQ stall, it's a must visit place, just 3-4 min walk...More

Thank Usman S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent kebab and mix grill Quantity is bit small but it was delicious If you are at takseem square then it's a must go place

Thank waqasimtiaz
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
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Juls S
August 8, 2018|
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Response from anis z | Reviewed this property |
no, I don't think so, but you can order alcoholic drinks with your meal if you want. there was wine, raki, and beer in the menu if I remember...
Juan E
March 17, 2018|
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Response from koujar | Reviewed this property |
Yes make a reservation in advance and the do take credit card. There is 4 levels to resteraunt so I suggest you make reservation and request seating on level 1 or 2
Noredah A
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Ahmed S | Reviewed this property |
I am sure and can guarantee for you that there is no pork.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istiklal Caddesi, Bekar Sokak No:28 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 39 51
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