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Kurabiye Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 244 40 82
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“lentil patties” (10 reviews)
“turkey” (8 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kurabiye Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey
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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
Thank MemorySammler
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Vegan food, also good choices of vegetarian food. Tasted good, service was fast and on point. But they could have had some other beer than Tuborg on menu.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JuhoT62
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I loved the place and was expecting some of the fine vegetarian Turkish dishes; but I had 2 of them where cheese was covering the taste of eggplant and mushrooms! Another was lacking spices or what vegetarian cooking reveals in vegetable great taste. I will...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank aJoe L
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Zencefil is a truly delicate oasis of calmness and amazing vegetarian food in the middle of the intensity of Beyoğlu. This amazing place has lots of different plants and warm decor to make you feel comfortable and relaxed, and even more importantly, the food that...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ThomasP4145
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great vegetarian and vegan food in a lovely setting. I got the lentil patties and ginger beer. A nice place to chill out after a long day.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bellerophon O
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

A lovely restaurant on a side street of Istiklal, first of all the restaurant is really stunning! Really tasty food, I ate one of the tastiest lasagna in my life and a really refreshing salad! The service is good :) so for my opinion is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tomnovik
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurabiye Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 244 40 82
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