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“Cool place”

Dai Pera Istanbul Cuisine
Ranked #319 of 14,047 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Description: Dai Pera situated very close to Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, St. Antoine Church. Dai Pera is a small authentic restaurant presenting home style Istanbul Cusine. The Chef Arzu Gurdamar owns and runs the place and personally approaches and serves the guests explaining her dishes.
Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We had a great experience with nice tipical local food in a small and cozy place, with fine jazz music, low lights, quite romanthic actually.
The service was perfect and on time and the place was very clean.
Truly recommend it!

1  Thank Avaisman
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Arzu Gurdamar, the proprietor and cook, prepares authentic istanbul home cooking, all delicious and beautifully seasoned with mint, garlic and other spices. Let her suggest a meal of Mezzes, assorted small dishes of vegetables,cheese, meats and fish. You will be delighted. Paticulatly good were the vegetable cakes, yoghurt with cucumber sprinkled with ground dried mint, ground meat wrapped in phyllo pastry, the mashed fava beans and Turkish ravioli, both vegetarian and with meat filling. A good selection of Turkish wines, and very friendly service made this a favorite restaurant for us and several others on our tour. Don't miss this little jewel a few steps down Yeni Carsi Caddesi, No. 54 from the walking street, Isikila Caddesi in Beyoglu.

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1  Thank hsouth
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Having struggled to find non-tourist focused food, we stumbled across this place. Clean, modern and cute. Lovely food and wine; just what we expected from Istanbul.

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1  Thank Chris K
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

The receptionist at our hotel suggested this restuarant to us and we had a super meal there, so good in fact we went back the following evening. The young lady who owns the place could not have been more welcoming and this level of service was picked up by her staff and this only added to two most enjoyable meals. The restuarant is located only a short (uphill) walk from the main shopping street and assuming there are no rioters to spoil things, you are well located for a nice lunch break in the middle of your shopping day. However, the evening meal was especially good with well cooked and presented food served promptly. The whole atmosphere in the place was most relaxing. Just what you want for a quite evening meal. Do go there. We paid more at another restuarant (Meze at the LemonTree) and did not have anything like the great experience at Dai Pera.

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1  Thank John D
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

My husband and I are visiting our daughter and son-in-law and on our sil's recommendation went here for dinner. What's wonderful experience! The shrimp appetizer was amazing and the dolmas!! How is it possible for grape leaves to melt in your mouth??? The entrees were cooked to perfection and delicious. The staff was very professional and in true European style, did not rush anything during our dinner. Thank ynfor a truly memorable evening!

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1  Thank Pat A
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