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“had a great time”

Khorasani Restaurant
Ranked #58 of 13,609 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Description: "Ask most tourism representatives, restaurateurs, and waiters in Old Istanbul to recommend a restaurant, and most will offer Khorasani Kebab&Grill and Steak House. This restaurant has been a part of the Sultanahmet gastronomy scene for many years and is famed for its Turkish BBQ (the ocakbaşi), tender kebabs, and freshly prepared mezes. While the menu caters to a range of culinary interests, if you want a unique dining experience then ask to pick out your mezes and kebabs from the kitchen counter and have the chef cook your kebab over the BBQ's open fire inside the restaurant. Another popular dish from the coals of the BBQ is the Testi Kebab. As featured in New Zealand's World Kitchen TV show, this flavored meat and vegetable casserole is sealed in a clay pot, slowly cooked over the BBQ coals, and cracked open before the eyes of diners. Check out the video under "We in Press" on the Khorasani website for more information about the kebab from Central Anatolia. Khorasani also has a great wine menu and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner." Afar.
Montreal, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“had a great time”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We were sent to this restaurant by our hotel and glad we took their advice. Excellent service, friendly, great food, good wine. We were seated inside, the outdoor space was full, but it was very comfortable. We could see the preparation of the food on this huge grill. Left the restaurant full and happy!

  • Visited June 2013
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

The food was deliscious and the staff very friendly and helpful. A great place to go after a day of sightseeing. Reservations a must.

  • Visited July 2012
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Springfield, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellently prepared food at moderate price.”
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We had fresh and tasty starters such as olives in oil oil and lemon, wild thyme salad, and a delicious parsley salad. The Adani (spicy) kebab was succulent and tasty. Very nice outdoor space, far enough off the main street to be peaceful.

  • Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the best.”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

We came to this restaurant three times while we were in Istanbul in late April and early May. The staff are very friendly; the food is really special. The Manti are not to be missed. The lamb shish is just great. We had been to Khorasani two years ago, when we were last in Istanbul, and had to go back. If anything, the service and food quality have gotten better than they were before. We highly recommend the restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Bad service average food”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We wanted good Turkish kebabs at reasonable prices. We received neither. The host responded when we requested to sit at a vacant outside table with a firm "no". We should have gotten the message but allowed ourselves to be lead inside, where it took forever to place our order and then they got it wrong. Service was very slow, but then we were rushed to finish. Food was just ok. If tired, hungry and lost, it's ok. Otherwise be more discriminating.

  • Visited June 2013
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