I chose to eat here based on previous tripadvisor reviews. It was my favorite dining experience of the entire 5 day trip. The 'greeter' outside was not pushy or a hustler. When I arrived at 6.30pm was the only diner in the restaurant but was very happy to read my book and drink a glass or 2 of wine while dinner was being prepared.
I ordered the mixed cold plate for 1 (as in the picture on this tripadvisor page) - it was delicious and more than enough food for 1 person. For main course I ordered the Testy Kebab (mixed meats) which was a spectacle when it arrive flaming at the table. The waiter got me to crack it open - which was fun. It was super delicious and all of the meat very tender. For dessert I finished with Baklava which was crisp and nice and not too sweet.
The complimentary tea and turkish delight was a great touch.
By the end of my meal the restaurant had filled with diners and was humming. It had a great atmosphere. I would go back again next time I visit Istanbul.