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“Local restaurant gives creative flair to Turkish cuisine”
Review of Can Oba Restaurant

Can Oba Restaurant
Ranked #238 of 13,534 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
“Local restaurant gives creative flair to Turkish cuisine”
Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

We visited Can Oba (means "the small town or nomad tent life") for an early evening dinner. Can Oba, the owner and chef of the restaurant, greeted us and introduced us to the menu. We ordered the appetizer plate and two pasta dishes--lasagne and makaroni (sic). The makaroni was presented with red pepper sauce. It was exceptional. We liked this eatery for its intimacy, creative Turkish cuisine, and affable staff. We even met a delightful young couple from the Ukraine. Value added place to eat.

Visited April 2013
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Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
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2 reviews
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“Must Try”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had dinner on the first day at Istanbul. The restaurant was just behind our hotel and were warmly greeted. The foods were awesome especially the lasagne, grill fish, lamb shis and of course the desserts. The owner gave us some homemade chocolate to try ....... fantastic. On the third day, we returned again for dinner and the owner greeted us with a big smile. We had a wonderful dinner on both occasions and it's really value for money.

Visited April 2013
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Kuwait
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4 reviews
“Helthy food”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Gone to the restaurant by recommandation from a friend , went there walking from Grand Bazaar it was about 15 min . It is a small restaurant in a area full of Turkish restaurant . The food and service were great . Resonable price
Good experience

  • Visited April 2013
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St. George, Canada
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“excellent, memorable experience”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We met Can Oba while looking for a place to dine. After accepting his warm invitation, we decided to sample the menu. I told him to "surprise me". Well he not only surprised me but also impressed my wife and my son. After being paying through the roof all over Istanbul, we found that Can offer a 5 star meal at an extremely affordable price. The food was a treat to our western palate and also a feast for the eyes. Food with great presentation and taste. Needless to say, the last four nights we had in our spring break were spent.d in his restaurant. My son still raves about Can's lasagna that competes with mine (the best south of the grand River). His attention to us was unparalleled and his warmth contagious.

  • Visited March 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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“Good food with excellent host”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Found this little gem in the back alley near the hotel. We were greeted by the owner, Turhan, whom gave us a splendid service even when he was running the restaurant by himself at that time, and on top of that the restaurant was full. The food was excellent and with very good price.
Enjoyed very much the ambiance around us even it was raining that night. Thanks to Turhan and his chef brother, Jokoba.

  • Visited April 2013
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