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“The steak was fantastic. The service was even better.”

Gunaydin Kasap Steakhouse
Ranked #665 of 13,534 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $75
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Lakeland, Florida, United States
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The steak was fantastic. The service was even better.”
Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

In Istanbul for business and looking for a nice place to eat. Found Gunyadin in the Istinye shopping center. Incredible find. Our server, Murat, single-handedly saved Istanbul's reputation for service. My steak was well-presented and cooked perfectly and accompanied by perfectly grilled vegetables that still had a nice, crisp snap to them. But Murat was the best part of the experience. When I mentioned I'd like to try a glass of Turkish wine, he immediately suggested a red and opened a new bottle. It was the perfect complement to my steak. If you're staying anywhere near Istinye, forget all the fancy, high-end places on Kat1. Head to Gunyadin and ask for Murat. You'll be glad you did.

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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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treviso,italy
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“meat at the highest level”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Simply the best you can desire: you choose your type of steak directly from the butchery, where there is also the big fridge where the meat become aged: all is done in front of you, all very clean and visible.
Fresh salads and appetisers complete your dinner, off course with a good glass of excellent wine.
An experience that you can't forget

  • Visited February 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The food is a piece of Heaven on Earth.”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

I've had the pleasure of eating here twice in one week on my first visit to Istanbul. Once for lunch and once for dinner. The food is absolutely perfect and I was lucky to be guided by my hosts as to what to eat. We shared more dishes than I can remember and they were all great.

I'll be back for more.

  • Visited October 2012
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Best steaks in Istanbul”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

The best steaks one can get in Intanbul, Turkey. They are made from fresh beef as the restaurant has its own butchery in the same premises. Lamb chops and tender grilled mashrooms are served as apitizers. Don't miss their desert made of pistachio and the famous turkist ice cream.

  • Visited September 2012
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istanbul
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Best Steaks in whole Istanbul”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

I am a resident of Istanbul, thats why you should trust me when I say Günaydın Steakhouse is the best steakhouse in the city. There are some other popular similar steakhouses as well but Günaydın's meat is very very special and it is very experienced. For your information there are 4 varieties of Günaydın shops like burger shop, kebap restaurants, corners and so on. they are all good but if you want to have delicious and juisy steaks you must visit the günaydın steakhouses; one in Etiler or the other in İstinye Park (Shopping Mall) on the european side and Günaydın Bostancı Steakhouse in Bostanı on the ANatolian side.. for more info please visit http://www.gunaydinet.com/ you will definitely not regret ! I also have to mention that it is not cheap as it is really serving the best meat in town( not more expensive than the other steakhouses anyway) for 3 plates of steaks and 1 bottle of wine you pay like 100 euros which is personally ok for me for that quality of meat .

  • Visited July 2012
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