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“Fantastic meal!”
Review of Develi Restaurant

Develi Restaurant
Ranked #267 of 13,979 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Our restaurant owner recommended this restaurant for dinner on a Saturday night and it was a fabulous. The food was great and the place was packed. We shared mixed meze to start and had kebabs for mains (the pistachio kebab was great!) all of which was very tasty. The staff were busy and the waiter took a long time to bring the bill however we were even provided with a shuttle back to our hotel so we didn't need to pay for a taxi! Brilliant!

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Thank gabi79
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

When we sat down to order, menus were shoved in our faces by the waiter. We asked him to recomend somethng and he pointed to one of the more expensive dishes, he said that it would be 40 lyras for both of us, but had lied and the price for a single kebab to share was 80 lyras. When we got the food the waiter asked us where we were from and we told him the USA, he than placed a US flag on our table and said "look it is americans" than he neglected us for the rest of the night and we asked for our bill several times and upon talking to his manager he finally brought us the bill. He had cheated us, because there were no prices on the menu and when we asked about the prices he would just shrug. He had added a charge for bread, water, and pickles that were already on the table when we had sat down and didn't know about the charge. overall our experience was terrible and i wouldn't go there again. Although the food was mediocre.

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1  Thank Ludmilla S
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Easily the best for us in Istanbul
This restaurant is located a little way out from the Sultanamet area which might be a problem except a shuttle service was given when we were there. This turned out to be excellent, arriving on time and materialising in a couple of minutes when we left the restaurant. It is worth this little extra bother – your concierge will arrange things – because the all-round experience is very good. The cuisine is Turkish but this is straightforward if you are still adjusting and your waiter will arrange for a mixed mezze if you are not certain what to order – when you are shown the various plates ask for a mixed plate selecting the ones you want included. The mains are kebabs including some we had not previously encountered but we went for lamb and the meat was very high quality. We were steered to an excellent Turkish cabernet sauvignon. Just a great situation, a big open area, excellent food and efficient on-the-ball waiters.

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Thank Chris580421
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Loved everything the food and service were fabulous. Particularly enjoyed the Baba Ganoush, raw meat patties and spinach with yogurt.

Thank kiwiindevon
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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We were told about this restaurant from the concierge of the hotel and I read good reviews about it. We took a taxi and went although it was far from Taksim.we ordered white wine but we were served red one! When we told the waiter that we wanted white one,he bought us a bottle with no label!!and it tasted nasty!!!im sure it was opened before!! The food was edible but not delicious at all! The portions were small and expensive! I regret it honestly!!

1  Thank Nada R
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