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Pala Ocakbasi

Kamer Hatun Mah. Kamer Hatun Cad. No: 17/2 BalIkpazarI | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 249 04 70
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Mar 22, 2017
“Authentic, friendly and delicious”
Feb 16, 2017
“Best Adana Kebap in town”
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Kamer Hatun Mah. Kamer Hatun Cad. No: 17/2 BalIkpazarI | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Went there alone and had a great hummus followed by Beyti Kebab - and it was absolutely amazing. Delicious food, attentive waiters and real local atmosphere. No special catering for tourists which was really nice. Prices are very affordable too. I am coming back. Eline...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Just try Adana kebap, aubergine salad and ezme (a tomato salad) . Just beware that it can be a bit smoky!

Thank GokhanEkici
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

A rather hidden restaurant located on the first floor of an unspectacular street (close to taksim) that will surprise you. The place was packed when we arrived (no tourists though) but the most welcoming manager found seets for us and looked after us most kindly...More

Thank Elias G
turgayerz, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Pala Ocakbasi, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016
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teşekkür ederiz yeniden görüşmek üzere

Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

It was a cold day and I came in for tea! The owner is exceptionally nice and welcoming, which is why I'm writing this review! The food looked good, but I had just eaten before I came across it. :) Regardless, since I loved the...More

Thank Nina D
turgayerz, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Pala Ocakbasi, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016
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teşekkür ederiz yeniden görüşmek dileği ile saygılar

Reviewed May 5, 2015

The setting is in the Galata back streets and the big-screen TV on the wall showing horse-racing set the scene. Mixed mezes as usual, but the spit-grilled long sausage-meat, flavoured with tomatoes, herbs and spices was excellent.

Thank tripper37
turgayerz, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Pala Ocakbasi, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2015
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Bizi tercih ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz en kısa zamanda tekrar görüşmek dileği ile

Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a great dinner today, and very friendly and good service. The place was packed with locals , and now I now why. And all for a very reasonable price.

1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed November 15, 2013

We had dinner here, a man on the street leads you up several flights of stairs to a room full of noisy tables with the grill at the far end. I had my reservations going to a kebab restaurant being a vegetarian but I really...More

2  Thank Thewanderingwinos
Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

This place is exactly what a real ocakbasi needs to be, it will give you all you want and possibly more (brain salad, kidneys and testicles for the adventurous). We could not resist visiting Pala each Friday night despite the alarming danger of over-feeding ourselves;...More

2  Thank Boduk-San
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I am the first one to review this place. Indeed this is a unknown (to tourists) pearl that I am going to reveal. This is a rare place to eat : very good, authentic, friendly and cheap. As a tourist, you are treated exactly like...More

1  Thank Neighbour_Miami_Bch
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We lucked out getting a table at this very busy, unassuming restaurant which we tried out with no recommendation. It was full of locals. The food was amazing and it was by far the best meal we had in Istanbul. The meze before the main...More

4  Thank Merchant-fan
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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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$14 - $43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
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10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kamer Hatun Mah. Kamer Hatun Cad. No: 17/2 BalIkpazarI | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 249 04 70
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