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“Awesome food”
Review of Acik Mutfak - CLOSED

Acik Mutfak
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Not sure if the food was entirely Turkish or not but everything (veg and non veg) tasted delicious. Since we were a group we ordered a serving of everything on the menu and not once dish failed us. The menu however changes everyday and is just written on a board by the chef daily.

The dessert which I think was pre made was something we could have done without.

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Thank pm_87
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Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Lovely freshly prepared food in the "Open Kitchen" which it name translates to. The mixed meze platter is a great starter. The wine seems expensive but is actually very good. We had the red. Quirky intimate interior. No sign we could see but a red 6b marks it's address above the door plus you'll see the kitchen in the front.

Thank dknowles
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stumbled upon this incredible restaurant on a Friday night and were immediately greeted by Chef Isra with warm hospitality and wine while we waited for a table to free up.

Mouth watering food, cozy intimate atmosphere with authentic charm, as though you were eating in a friend's kitchen!

No wonder the translation of Acik Mutfat is 'open kitchen'.

We'd definitely come back again and again on future visits to Istanbul!

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Thank silverbells555
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

We just had dinner at Acik Mutfak and loved it. If you're looking for excellent local food, look no further. We started with zucchini fritters that came with a yogurt+dill sauce, then my wife had Turkish meatballs+orzo+vegetables and I had chicken+potatoes+orzo. Everything was stellar, perfectly cooked with good sauces, and the prices are very reasonable. There are only 6 or 7 tables in the whole restaurant, one chef, and one waiter - so you may want to get there early. We started at 6:45, and by the time we left around 8 there were people waiting for tables. It seems all the food changes every day based on what's in season, and the chef writes the menu up on the chalkboard - no paper copies, that's it. Great food, simple polite service, great prices - we'd be back in a second if we had more time in Istanbul.

Thank canton1
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

There's lots of good food in Istanbul--delicious, solid, filling, precious, traditional--whatever you want--it exists. But it is a rare meal that makes you stop, savor, pause, and focus entirely on the plate and the place, and Acik Mutfak is definitely one of them. And with the cheery but sensible service, warm decor, and open kitchen, (I wasn't sure if I was expected to serve myself when I walked in--the answer is no) and enviable music collection make it an irresistible stop.

Go. Go now. Eat more. And then go back again.

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