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“Good One in a Street of Many”
Review of Olimpiyat 2 Minas

Olimpiyat 2 Minas
Ranked #1,350 of 14,047 Restaurants in Istanbul
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

This is the tourist area for restuarants in Kumkapi suburb of Sultahamet. This is where you are asked (hassled) by every single waiter to come in to their restuarant because "it`s the best one" the entire length of the street of maybe thirty. We chose this one by the reviews and were not dissappointed. Upstairs balcony overlooks the hussle, food and service were great. Our most expensive meal out but then we were there for five hours and like I said, it is the tourist bit. Personally I prefer to seek more `home-style` places but if mainstream is your thing, well worth it.

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Kumkapi is the place to go if one wants to eat fish in Istanbul. Ambiance is very authentic. You can hear Turkish bands playing in almost every restaurant.

We chose Olimpiyat 2 Minas Restaurant by chance. Food turned out to very good and the service was excellent. The waiter even offered us (we were a group of 12) a trip back to the hotel.

The menu is available in all major languages.

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Thank ALZ00
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We were a group of 8 and had wonderful service! The food was fresh & delicious. Would return anytime! The atmosphere was comfortable. We were well taken care of by the entire staff. Highly recommend this restaurant! One of the wandering "bands" came in and sang for us as well as another couple. Great fun! Some of us got up to dance!

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Thank Faoi R
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

From the outset we were made to feel incredibly welcome. We called to reserve a table and as we were near by they offered to pick us up. When we arrived we were welcomed warmly by all the staff, we sat outside as the atmosphere in the street was fantastic and the musicians sounded great. The whole meal was great in particular the calamari and their secret recipe spicy dip. They were happy for us to go at our own pace and soak up the atmosphere which was perfect. I honestly couldn't recommend it highly enough, we were made to feel very special and treated like royalty!
On a side note where else in the world can you get served by Al Pacino! (Who also happens to be a really nice man)See the photo I uploaded!
If your after a real feel of Istanbul this is where you should go!

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Thank Davidct6
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

overall experience was good...food was good

It was easier to serve our big group since we ordered common appetizers and food for the 2 long tables our Turkish host reserved for us

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Thank argylecamacho
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