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“Very trendy mezze restsurant”
Review of Munferit

Munferit
Ranked #223 of 13,594 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very trendy mezze restsurant”
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food and very nice design combined with friendly service. Typical Turkish food but differently interpreted

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews
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“Must eat restaurant”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

This restaurant has a creative take on Turkish dishes. It is not your standard Turkish fare. If you are looking for a nice night out in a more stylish/trendy restaurant with great food, go to Munferit. It won't disappoint.

Visited November 2012
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Ottawa
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
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“Style & Creativity At Its Height”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

During a nine day visit to Istanbul we had the opportunity to dine at Munferit twice. The restaurant is located near the top of a very steep street. It is slightly tucked away in a corner so it is not immediately obvious.

The restaurant offers an outdoor dining area, a bar area and a main dining room below. The lighting is seductive, the wood panelling is gorgeous and the subway tiles shine. Design is by Autoban, the same design team that did Witt Hotel.

One can dine on a wide array of meze, substabtial main courses or a combination of both. Roasted brussel sprouts in an almond dressing are outstanding as is the beef chuck stew and sea bass.

Service is extremely gracious and helpful. They are not shy to make suggestions to enhance your dining experience. It is not often in a restaurant when inquire about three similar bottles of wine that they recommend the least expensive.

This can be a very loud venue with other patrons have an extremely good time. It adds to the festive atmosphere and sweeps you along.

  • Visited November 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews
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“Revamped Mezes, Hype Location”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Munferit offers a revamped meze (turkish for tapas) experience. The classic recipes have been reinterpreted with new techniques or different ingredients. It is pricey as it is popular and offers a high end (in Istanbul standards) meze and dining experience. The service staff, considering the always full-to-capacity restaurant, is friendly and professional. In the later hours, the bar is crowded by hipsters. For all those who have already done the meze in various other locations, this is a place to experience for its newness and coolness.

  • Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregom
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“A Real Winner in Beyoglu”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Munferit has had its share of very positive reviews -- and for very good reason. Every dish seems to be infused with just the right combination of Turkish flavors. The server was most helpful in guiding us through the menu to select the proper number of cold and hot plates that complemented one another and left us sated and satisfied.

  • Visited November 2012
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