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“Delicious Mezes (Turkish tapas)”
Review of Munferit

Munferit
Ranked #260 of 13,986 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed April 26, 2013

If you're a foodie, this place is for you. After several days in Istanbul eating classic Turkish food, it was nice to try some Turkish dishes with a fusion flair. Highlights were the eggplant in yoghurt and marinated seabass. Both were very flavorful and more than the typical Turkish tastes. The seabass is a carpacio style with a wonderful light marinade. The eggplant sounds quite ordinary, but it was one of the best yoghurt eggplant dishes I've had in Turkey. Although there is an extensive wine list, most are Turkish (which typically contain lots of sulfites and give many people headaches) and the few foreign wines they had simple weren't that good or were probably ok but way overpriced (as is typical in Turkey due to the high taxes). We had an Argentinian malbec that was drinkable, but not a delight on my palette.

Their is some outdoor seating on the upper and lower levels. The upper level is more lively and includes the bar, which is rather popular on weekend nights. Service was solid.

Wines were usually around 75-200 TL per bottle - they had several in the 100 TL price range. The meal was about 75TL pp including one bottle of wine. It's certainly pricier than most Turkish restaurants but worth it for their take on Turkish cuisine

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Thank mdgwind
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Perhaps it's because we went on a quiet night, but we found the service in this impeccably designed restaurant to be excellent, as was as the food. Though it might be pricey for Istanbul, by our New York City standards - and we eat out quite a lot - the experience was commensurate with the cost.

Would highly recommend!

Thank BJH25
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

As many of the other reviewers, I went to Munferit because of the exquisite interior design. That was about the only good thing about the place.
The service is terrible. They simply don't care.
At one point, the waiter moved my meatballs from one plate to another without even asking (I was eating them). Unbelievable!
The food is average, really nothing to write home about. I have had better meatballs in every other restaurant in Instabul I tried, including a small stall close to Dolmabahçe palace.

Thank Pape_Indu
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Reading other reviews on this restaurant , i didn't understand how a service could be bad in a design and trendy restaurant.
I have been tonight and now I understand.
First of all, when you arrive in the restaurant, the staff don't say hello or welcome.
Second, during all the diner, the waiter didn't smile, didn't ask if everything was fine. We just felt that they didn't like their job and their customers.

On the top of that the food is average and expensive.

In comparison with other restaurants and with turkish hospitality, it' s a really not a place to go in Istanbul.

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Thank The-Wise-R
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Great Design by AutoBahn one of Istanbul's premier Architectural and design firms but the excitement stops there...service was completely indifferent and haphazard ....had to ask for napkins, water, bread and food arrived before the wine...not acceptable at these prices. Many chic places in Istanbul with good service but this is not one of them. Unfortunate...could be a nice place to run a REAL restaurant....would not recommend...

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Thank bjrmd
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