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LEVENT, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I visited this restaurant on my first trip to Istanbul in 1999 and have made a point to visit on each subsequent visit, I have never been disappointed. The salads, Lahmacun and kebabs are the standouts.

Thank BRCelt
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

When you dig in, your misgivings dissipate and you will think “OMG BEST BBQ EVER. The meats here are marinated especially heavy-handedly, so you can taste the natural smell on the meat. Depending on whether you prefer little or heavy seasoning, you will dislike or like the food. For me and some Turkish sitting beside me, it was delicious. All... More 

Thank Budgetandcomfortable
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

A wide range of kebaps from pistachio to aubergine. Extremely succulent meat regardless of the main course you choose and also excellent starters of Turkish pizza and fried Turkish meat balls with pine kernels. Worth mentioning is also their amazing deserts like from quince, pumpkin to oven baked sweet cheese pie (kunefe). Doesn't get any better in Istanbul in terms... More 

Thank avdicleli
Geneva, Switzerland
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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Just to avoid any confusions: you will eat here pretty good kebaps! My rating is more based on the comparison with other restaurants in this segment. Compared to my other favourite kebap restaurants, the mezze's were bland and not particular fresh. The "cigkofte" was extremely dry and the sides with the grilled mix grill was not enough. You should try... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I like Namli's spicy lahmacun. It always taste the same and the minced meat on lahmacun is good quality. The service is always good. I keep coming back and if I fancy a dessert too, kunefe is a very good option with your Turkish tea.

Thank atravelbugfromlondon
Dollar, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Namli is a very traditional Turkish restaurant, whether you just want to have meats, cheese and bread or hot food all are fresh and great quality and value for money. Would recommend a visit as it is a real taste of Istanbul, great tea as well!

Thank Paul B
Vilnius, Lithuania
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited this restaurant and when arrived we were greeted immediately with warmly and kindly lead to our table where we ordered the recommendations from the waiter and decided to have the assortment of appetizers and main coursers the Buffet bar was fresh and full with delicious dishes. The food was excellent, tender and well spiced meat served from great... More 

Thank Renobi
Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Namli Kebap restaurant is one of our favorite restaurants in Istanbul, and even though it specializes in kebaps, it has a large selection of light meals. You can select either a large or small plate and grab samples from mostly cold meze. Even if you select to order a kebap dish (Iskender or beyti kebaps recommended), make sure to get... More 

Thank DrNo707
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Very good kebab house in Levent. I highly recommend the cold mezes bar. There are at least a dozen to choose from. It is self serve all you can fit on a small or a large plate. I took as much as I could on a small plate. Everything was delicious. I also recommend the eggplant purée with garlic yogurt... More 

Thank Iceman749
Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We wanted to have some lahmacun with my sister around 10pm. The delivery was very fast, and lahmacun was so fresh and tasty.

Thank NefiseYavuzer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Halal, Barbecue, Turkish
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: LEVENT, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighborhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: 902122796880

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Besiktas

Neighborhood Profile
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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