We were wandering around on our first evening in Istanbul looking for somewhere to eat. The reason we chose this one was that it was busy, whereas many of the others in the neighbourhood had seemed almost empty. We were very happy with the food, service and prices (excellent value compared to other similar restaurants around) and returned there several times. Simple Turkish food, fast service and a cheerful atmosphere - you can find Turks eating there as well as tourists. And there is a beautiful terrace with great views if the weather permits!