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Sofyali S 10-12, Istanbul, Turkey
+ 212- 2432834
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
May 12, 2018
“Very average and small mains”
Nov 11, 2017
“Mediocre food and, as Woody Allen joked in Annie Hall, such small portions!”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Sofyali S 10-12, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

We had thought that this restaurant would be fine. It seemed a nice local place. However, the mezzes were very ordinary. The staff didn't seem happy with how little we ordered and when we did order a main and salad, the main was insufficient for...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed November 11, 2017

The 'meze' were ok though nothing special. The supposed 'main courses' were on the same tiny meze plates, laughable in a city like Istanbul, my partner couldn't quite believe a Turkish restaurant presented 4 tiny pieces of kofte in the middle of a tiny plate...More

Thank farandolae
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

One of the classical Turkish meyhane: RAKI drinking MEZE eating restaurant 😊 ... meze are like tapas but very very nice with Turkish taste with herbs and olive oil... must ask the question of their information before ordering. Than make sure you have many things...More

Thank Serçin K
Reviewed January 6, 2017

It is an 40 years old style but delicious meze house (meyhane) with friendly staff and quality. To make a reservation is suggested.

Thank Rengin E
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

One of the best meze in beyoğlu. You can have fresh fish, meat and plenty of mezes. Grear staff also.

Thank fkokol
Reviewed April 15, 2016

Me and my girlfriend (both from the UK) were in Istanbul in February. This place served excellent food, in a welcoming atmosphere and with friendly staff. They even gave us a free dessert as it was Valentine's Day.

Thank James H
Reviewed March 23, 2016

attentive staff, though english and other language abilities are, as usual, largely absent. food was straightforward and well prepared and the atmosphere was fun!

Thank traveliscious12345
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Refik is a reference in traditional Turkish cuisine since the early 20th century... located in the most original district of Beyoḡlu then inhabited by Greek, Armenian, French and Italian families; that ethnical mix of culture had created a very surprising excellence in Constantinople/Istanbul cuisine for...More

Thank Berna O
Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

We were here with two turkish friends from Istanbul. They come very often to this restaurant. We chose 4 mezzes and a mixed lamb grill. It was delicious. We drank raki as local people. 4 people bill was 100€. Not cheap but acceptable. the restaurant...More

Thank Omnita
Reviewed November 16, 2015

So many restaurants in Istanbul collect customers (mostly tourists) by asking "Where are you from" or "Please, let me show you the menu" or "Would you like to sit inside or outside", anything to distinguish themselves from many others of similar quality. Refik is NOT...More

Thank neirret
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Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofyali S 10-12, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: + 212- 2432834
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