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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews mushroom rice turkey salad vegetarian restaurant non vegetarian ginger beer called home warm decor plenty of vegetarian options great vegetarian food lovely little place taksim square lovely restaurant recommend this restaurant side street ambience tuborg
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Great place and such a pretty restaurant for a sunny afternoon. When you enter it looks really tiny and quaint, but then you get last another entry and it’s like an indoor garden with pretty botanical illustrations and nature elements all around. A must visit!...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank punkhurigupta
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Easily our favorite hangout in Istanbul. They have four different type of seating areas, some cosy, some bright and sunny. Music is very chill, amazing place to hangout. Food is amazing, fresh, creative and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended, a place that vegetarians and non vegetarians...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank livresse
Reviewed April 13, 2019

A nice and cool place behind Taksim square... Food is ok, drinks are better. To go for a quiet rest...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Y13M
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

My husband & I read such raving reviews about this place that we had to try it. We are both vegetarian so finding a good place to eat is important for us. We had high hopes with all the glowing reviews. On the positive side,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Zencefil has a very cozy and pleasant atmosphere, my favorite point about this place. The place has plenty of vegetarian options, but not as many for the vegan. I enjoyed the meal in general, but didn’t exactly find it super special or tasty as a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rvianac
Reviewed December 9, 2018

I came here for the vegetarian food! The ambiance is really lovely. Very green and peaceful. Worth a visit!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deniztravels
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

I had the smoked bulgur with vegetables and it was delicious and warmed me up nicely on a cold, rainy day. The space is beautiful, with an atrium and adjacent courtyard. I will be returning here during my vacation for sure!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wanderlust5722
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Parallel to the busy pedestrian Istiklal Street, very close to the Taksim end, Zencefil ( meaning ginger) has been a popular vegetarian restaurant for many years but in the beginning they also used some chicken with vegetables. I can’t forget their delicious chicken and leek...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NesligulD
Reviewed October 12, 2018

They are serving Vegetarian Food, some Vegan dishes too, the place is a simple and minimalist style, actually in the middle of chaotic neighbourhood,in that sense it's a great place as quite and tranquillity spot..., Zencefil has designed a simple menu, I had some Pumpkin...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cerith
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A lovely little place that I have called home for 7 days in Istanbul. Service is great and one of the senior waiters (forgot the name unfortunately) is very knowledgeable about the menu and speaks good English which is a rarity in Istanbul. Food choices...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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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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August 8, 2018|
Response from HaldunKLee | Reviewed this property |
They serve alcohol but i do not thing that they use alcohol in their food. Otherwise, they need to mention it
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