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Zubeyir Ocakbasi

#60 of 11,948 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Istiklal Caddesi, Bekar Sokak No:28 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
+90 212 293 3951
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lamb meat was good as reputation. However poor service with unfriendly staff. They charged me extra service fee (for table cloths, napkins, wifi, unordered water) in the bill without asking or informing me, which I've never seen in any other restaurant in Turkey. Moreover with unpleasant attitude while explaining me these.

Thank Myung Hyun P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special way to make fantastic kabab , Amazing food i love it, i like to eat more but i can't :), i will come back sure

Thank Bassem M
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have very good expertise in eating spectacularly made meat, specially in Turkey. This place for a price, is far below the average. We were charged 100 liras pp (almost no alcohol) and wouldn't say that I will remember any of the kebabs for the years to come. Waiter was super good, but the place is quite old, nothing special... More 

Thank Tofig G
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a grill house, where they cook in front of the diners. It's located on a street parallel to Istiklal, on the north side nearer to Taksim Square than the Swedish consulate. We went one evening without booking - the place was heaving. We were asked to wait for a few minutes and when we came back all was... More 

Thank dagNicosia
Izmir, Turkey
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings about this place. It is conveniently located between Tarlabaşi and Istiklal in 4 story 'reminiscence of old Istanbul' building. Place is always packed, don't try to get the table for dinner without prior booking. First thing I've noticed was that windows haven't been washed for ages. Atmosphere (especially when restaurant is full) is warm and cozy,... More 

Thank Maya K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

바쁜 레스토랑이라서 예약하고 가면 좋을거같아요 양갈비, 닭날개, 비프스테이크 시켰는데 3개 다 맛은 정말 좋았지만 양은 많지 않았고, 양에 비해 비쌉니다. 여기 바빠서 빵을 가져다 달라고 했음에도 안주고서 빵값은 꼭 받아야 한다고 하네요 물+빵값으로 1인당 2리라를 받는데 물 1.5L는 의무적으로? 먹어야 합니다. 앉자마자 그냥 따서 컵에 따라줘요. 그리고 바빠서 서비스해주는거 없는데 서비스 차지 10%를 의무로 내야합니다. 저는 몰랐어서 기분이 좀 그랬는데... More 

Thank 지은 이
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

There are many kebab restaurants in Istanbul. This is the one where locals prefer. Journalists, writers, actors, high end businessmen all choose to eat at this cozy restaurant. Nothing over the top, just good quality food. Ribs and lamb chops are my favorite. They are also opening another restaurant in Bati Atasehir on the Anatolian site.

Thank Yonca S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Its a very cozy, comfortable, tasty place in taksim. The service is very good. We liked everything we ate.

Thank Ismetser
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

fantastic meal, amazing lamb chops, meze, kebabs. great staff- hospitable. cozy environment. loved it.

Thank Ryeaan C
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Despite the fact that this week is low season and the city is empty. This place is full and well known by Istanbul people. Strongly recommended to visit for dinner. Excellent Turkish food. Very tasty meat. You see and sit directly where the meet is grilled. Very nice atmosphere. Good service.

Thank CKAM2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 3951

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Staying in Beyoglu

Neighborhood Profile
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 nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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