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“must try”

Haci Abdullah Lokantasi
Ranked #251 of 13,594 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Izmir, Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“must try”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This restaurant used to be the best in Istanbul from my
high school years and today it is same .
It has the best food you can try in Istanbul.
All local dishes
friendly services
clean
very clean toilets.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Athens, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good choice around Istiklal”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The restaurant is right in the heart of a very buzy and touristic area, with lots of options for eating. If you want to stay away from the classic kebab, kefte and the grilled variety, this is a good, reliable option. The atmosphere is nice and quiet, with ottoman-flavored decoration. All dishes are in display, as is the tradition in middle-eastern countries. The cooking was mainly of the stewed kind- meat and vegetables with red (tomato) sauce, the famous aubergine pouree, traditional good-tasting dishes. Actually, they tasted less fatty that I expected. They came in reasonable quantities. Service was ok - maybe a little slow.

  • Visited March 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“so so but expensive”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

we tried few different dishes and all was small, it's good if you eat less but for us we needed to order more. definitely expensive I think they are sure about they are famous so they dont care too much what exactly you order, service wasn't nice.!
you can find better places.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Great and cozy restaurant”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Wonderful place, delicious food, friendly staff, a great atmosphere.
You should check the WC - it's more than impressive.
Definitely recommend it!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank JMiteva
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“overpriced but not good”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The restaurant is like a grand old lady whose tear and wear not even a good make up can restore. The food used to taste much better and was priced significantly lower. The common feature of all of the dishes we ordered were over emphasized oil, fat, and butter. The service was not particularly spectacular either. One would expect to get a proper table napkin, but alas what you get is just a paper tissue. Way overpriced. The days of Haci Abdullah are over. I have had several group meals but, I am closing this chapter and moving on to other restaurants.

  • Visited January 2013
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