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“Brilliant staff and lively bar”
Review of Gozo Tapas Restaurant & bar - CLOSED

Gozo Tapas Restaurant & bar
Price range: $27 - $54
Cuisines: Spanish, Turkish, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
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3 reviews
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“Brilliant staff and lively bar”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

A wonderful bar with live music and incredible service - we only came for drinks but ended up staying far later than originally planned. Great cocktails and to top it all off, a complimentary birthday cake for my boyfriend as a suprise!

  • Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Istanbul, Turkey
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“somewhere between average and below-average”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

the food was average. even if we appreciated the solicitude and the preperation of the tapas, they were not as delicious. we tried baby octopus, meat fish, shrimps and bread with avocado salad. baby octopus had too many spices that didn't quite go well with each other, avocado salad had too much onion in it, shrimps were literally cold and nothing special about it except some paprika on it.

the atmosphere is somewhat ok but the decoration had nothing special compared to surrounding cool restaurants.

well, the prices are also a bit expensive, a glass of cocktail is 30 TL (around EUR 13) and a pitcher of sangria is 80 TL (EUR 35).

might be the last-chance-saloon...

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank kemotravels
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London
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“A nice find”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Walking around the area near the Galata Tower, we noticed and were attracted by this tapas restaurant. It seemed a better bet than many of its local competitors, and it did not disappoint. The cuisine is not entirely Spanish - it definitely has local twists to it - but that simply made it more interesting and more fun. Good service and decent value.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank WanderingLondon
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An excellent recommendation by a discerning Local,”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

As visitors to Istanbul from London we wanted to eat somewhere special on one of the evenings. The Gozo Tapas Restaurant and Bar was recommended by a discerning Local and we were delighted with her choice (thanks Tulay!). The Gozo has only been open for a couple of months and aims to provide a combination of local treats and Spanish style gourmet dishes ,with a variety of flavours. We thoroughly enjoyed half a dozen tapas dishes both warm and cold followed by a Racion main dish ( ance yemekler). The owner creates her own specialities such as her own grandmothers recipe of chicken with walnut ( top notch !) and even the olives were a bit special grown on the owners' own Estate grounds. Every dish was very tasty and different and felt like a voyage of discovery with new delights at every course. Service was attentive without being obtrusive with a regular supply of bread, water and choice of excellent local and International wines. Decor is modern and comfortable with a stylish and relaxed ambience. Oh I musn't forget the dessert. I was full but persuaded and chose a fruit tart and ice cream. Well so glad I acquiesced. Pure ambrosia !

Thie Gozo deserves to and surely will do very well. We felt that anything we ordered would be a thoroughly tasty experience. A culinary delight and very friendly too.

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1 Thank jerryE_11
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