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Zubeyir Ocakbasi

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are looking for a super delicious Turkish kabob while enjoying an authentic place with an excellent service this is your place. This was absolutely my best dining experience in Istanbul. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marodint
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our best meal in Turkey which was recommemded on Mark Wein’s show: Migrationology. We stayed in Turkey for 11 days, but we reminised this restaurant’s quality and service throughout the trip. Reservation is recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here upon mark wein’s recommendation. We went at 6pm without a reservation and the host managed to slot us in for a one hour time slot, we were lucky. We ordered a mixed kebab and some lamb chops, both tasted amazing and paired well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bryanisalsotan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because we had seen it on mark Weins travel vlog on you tube. The kebabs were delicious . We had a seat right in front of the grill and it was a thrill to see our food being cooked . This was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Taz1524
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an absolutely fantastic restaurant. We sat on our first visit right next to the grill so got the full cooking experience. It helped that Zada spoke Turkish but the staff were super friendly and I thought the food was great. We will definitely be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulandgulzada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No vegeterian options. We had to chase the staff to order for everyone because every time when somebody orders they disappeared. The food was very good but the help and hospitality are not matching the ratings at Trip Advisor. We were forced to pay service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tritakov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A recepcionist in our hotel advised us this family restaurant in the middle of the busy beyouglu district. A hidden gem in the busy area . Mostly local clients. Open grill and amazing family service! They give you the plates and you just cannot refuse!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vikup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love Turkish food, so we had like a lot in our lives. This place is just plain. Totally vanilla: neither horrible, nor superb. A solid 2.5/5. If you however decide to drop: the Adana is the best thing we had on the table.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 135chrisv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An ocakbasi is known for its kebabs and grills and this is definitely one of the best ones. Get a seat near the grill and you will see the kebabs being made right there. The food is delicious and the service is quick. We got...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jagriti04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Kebabs and lamb ribs. Tiny place for authentic Turkish cuisines loaded with tons of flavor. If you are in Istanbul try this most recommended place for Turkish fine cuisine near Taksim Square. This should be in your bucket list when in Istanbul. Highly recommended...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from aniszandesh | 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...
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
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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