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$20 - $50
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 13, 2020 via mobile

I only visited here after seeing it in Mark Wiens blog on YouTube, it was apparent it was a popular restaurant going by all the pictures on the wall. However given I have eaten all over Istanbul this restaurant was over priced and that is...a fact. Yes compared to London prices it’s cheaper but if you are well traveled in turkey you would say it’s overrated. It’s nicely decorated inside and the staff are very accommodating, the meat is cooked on the open grill which I will fabulous concept. However we were just underwhelmed by the food, the chicken was a bit fatty and the lamb was extremely fatty. The bread was not very nice especially the bread that comes with the meat. We did end up getting room service back at our hotel as we were not full neither did we Really enjoy the food.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is high on my list of "Must Eat" so it's fitting that its where we decided to have our first dinner in Istanbul. It's about 5-10 minutes walk from Taksim Square and its off the very very and touristy Istiklal Street. The restaurant...was busy with many locals dining in so its a great sign. We didn't have reservation but we were seated right away. Our server was a wonderful man, very friendly and helpful. He was able to answer our questions and suggest a few things to order. Food was amazing, definitely exceeded my expectations. The Mix Grill Kebab was delicious, seasoned well and grilled to perfection. The Chicken Wings was awesome. I was impressed, so much that we came back twice before our holiday ended. Highly Recommended and do not miss this place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

Came here as read good reviews and really fancied some lamb chops. This place didn’t disappoint - they were succulent and delicious and waiting staff were smiley and pleasant. We also ordered an aubergine and pumpkin dip, which were decent. Nice outside table, playing cards....Restaurant is situated in a hip part of beyoglu. Recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

The food was nice and taste. 7 days in Turkey and was the best meal I had. Found the portions a bit small though.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed May 15, 2020

smoky and advanced flavours melting not tasted it but i will inshallah This will blow ur mind VERY authentic TURKISh

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 23, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant has a cool setting with an open grill, which you can sit around but it will be quite hot and we actually asked to move after being seated around the grill. The food was delicious and affordable.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020

This place is a Ripoff, avoid. The hygiene was poor among the staff (sneezing over tables without covering mouth) and they overcharged us by giving us dishes we didn't order. I saw the sneezing once we had finished otherwise we would have left on the...spot. We also overheard that the table next to us got the same treatment regarding their dishes being swapped for more expensive options. Service was typical for a Ripoff place but for the first time tourists it could go unnoticed while the signs are still there. Yet they charge a service fee. We were considering leaving early but we were too tired to look for another place.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

The food, service, and ambiance were fabulous. We loved all our meals, especially the lamb skewer and the stuffed (lamb) roasted eggplant. I wasn't sure which of the 2 restaurants they own was the one we went to so check out the other one for...a full review.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed March 6, 2020

My wife and I found this restaurant by chance on the evening of Thursday 20th February. Despite not having a reservation we were shown to a nice table two floors up. The meze to start of spicy red peppers, tzatsiki and the special salad was...very tasty as were the different breads including a thin bread with sprinkled chilli that I particularly enjoyed. I couldn't decide between the lamb shish and the lamb chops so the waiter kindly offered to do half and half. Service was very good. We hope to return to Istanbul one day and would definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

If you like kebap, or interested in kebap, or curios about it, then definitely give it a try. Probably the best one in the city centre

Date of visit: October 2019
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from MaverickGBP | Reviewed this property |
Alcohol is sold on the premesis but its primarily grilled and barbecued food so dont think it contains any alcohol. Better to ask the reataurant directly
March 17, 2018|
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Response from neil v | 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 Shoks58 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure and can guarantee for you that there is no pork.
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