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Sur Ocakbasi

#300 of 12,204 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Fener & Balat
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Itfaiye Caddesi No:27/1 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
02125338088
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food for reasonable prices, opened till late night. Located in historic place. Easy to reach. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good turkish food in very good area, We eat kebab and meat with ayran, good prices and good staff,

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Crown Point, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Biryani here is the best in Istanbul. The meat is indulgently good, the bread very succulent, and the waiters are very nice. I ordered a Lamb Platter and the Lamb was so good. The best of all is this place is open until midnight.

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Thank MrWarrenM
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Good and fast service for a georgeus meal. Abundant portions with great flavours. The area where located gives you nice flavour of the cosmopolitan city that is Istanbul. Accessible by bus and next to historical district.

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Thank Paola J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Cheap prices. Good food. Visited by local people. Good traditional cuisine. Stuffed dolma was delicious.

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The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

If you love grilled meat this is the place to be for cheap and nice food. Try the lovely traditional ayran too.

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Thank KhalidHayat
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This is where the locals dine. You get a huge portion of food (I recommend the mixed or lamb), at a very reasonable price. After your meal, you can stroll around the area for shopping that is less tourist and more local (cheaper prices).

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Thank LL C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

To taste some Kurdish cuisine you must go there.The location is easy to find. Porsions are really big to full.Prices are quite high but definitly worth it.

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Thank kadir y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Good food. Cheap and spicy. That's something new in turkey and loved it. Get 2 and you'll be satisfied. Lamb is wonderful and authentic. I will come here again.

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Thank Paul P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We had lunch here and were pleasantly surprised. The food was great, the waiter friendly and quick. We ate on the terrace in the sun on a Sunday afternoon. For two main dishes served with a huge salad and drinks we paid about 15 euros, so I think it is also a great value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Itfaiye Caddesi No:27/1 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Fener & Balat
  • Neighborhood: Fener & Balat
  • Phone Number: 02125338088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fener & Balat

Neighborhood Profile
Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
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