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“We loved our dinner here”
Review of Can Oba Restaurant

Can Oba Restaurant
Ranked #298 of 14,151 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We came upon this restaurant by chance. We asked for a recommendation when picking up our Whirling Dervish tickets at the Hocapasa Cultural Center around the block and this is where we were directed. We sat outside even though it was a chilly evening, which allowed us to view all the street action while we ate. The food was fantastic. I had no idea Turkish food could be so good. I must confess that I thought about Turkish food as kebap. I will never think about it that way again. Chef Can Oba himself is very personable and answered all of my foodie-husbands questions. I wish we had had more time in Istanbul because we would have made a point of eating here again. We sadly had to run to our show before we could have desert, but Chef made us take a piece of dark chocolate with pistachio that he had made. Wonderful.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Simple restaurant with outdoor seating.
The Chef (2 Michelin Star Chef that roamed the world) takes himself the orders and explains the types of food he makes.
On the House Bruschetta is served while taking orders.

Great variety of Food : we choose the Potato & chestnut soup, the Risotto with octopus and finally the "cherry on the cake" came from the Pomegranate Tiramisu.
The Kitchen is open so you can actually see the chef cooking.

Highly Recommended with very affordable prizes.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Very nice and simple restaurant. Excellent food, excellent price and a very good service. I recommend too much.

Thank Dudu V
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

This restaurant really does live up to its Tripadvisor reputation. Fabulous potato soup starter, the seabass with orange is exquisite and the other main course we tried, risotto with octopus, filet steak and chicken wings were also really delicious, way better than we expected. And then the desserts, broken ice and chocolate mousse, fantastic! We don't leave many reviews, only when super good or super poor - this is definitely super good!!

Thank Travel_LX
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Completely unassuming, but don't be surprised by the outside. Can (chef/owner) has travelled the world under a 2 Michelen star chef and knows what he is doing! Try the Goat's Cheese Lasagna as well as the Grapefruit Tiramisu. Best value meal we have ever had.

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