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Zubeyir Ocakbasi

#62 of 12,067 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Istiklal Caddesi, Bekar Sokak No:28 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
+90 212 293 3951
12:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

바쁜 레스토랑이라서 예약하고 가면 좋을거같아요 양갈비, 닭날개, 비프스테이크 시켰는데 3개 다 맛은 정말 좋았지만 양은 많지 않았고, 양에 비해 비쌉니다. 여기 바빠서 빵을 가져다 달라고 했음에도 안주고서 빵값은 꼭 받아야 한다고 하네요 물+빵값으로 1인당 2리라를 받는데 물 1.5L는 의무적으로? 먹어야 합니다. 앉자마자 그냥 따서 컵에 따라줘요. 그리고 바빠서 서비스해주는거 없는데 서비스 차지 10%를 의무로 내야합니다. 저는 몰랐어서 기분이 좀 그랬는데... More 

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many kebab restaurants in Istanbul. This is the one where locals prefer. Journalists, writers, actors, high end businessmen all choose to eat at this cozy restaurant. Nothing over the top, just good quality food. Ribs and lamb chops are my favorite. They are also opening another restaurant in Bati Atasehir on the Anatolian site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a very cozy, comfortable, tasty place in taksim. The service is very good. We liked everything we ate.

Thank Ismetser
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

fantastic meal, amazing lamb chops, meze, kebabs. great staff- hospitable. cozy environment. loved it.

Thank Ryeaan C
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Despite the fact that this week is low season and the city is empty. This place is full and well known by Istanbul people. Strongly recommended to visit for dinner. Excellent Turkish food. Very tasty meat. You see and sit directly where the meet is grilled. Very nice atmosphere. Good service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Food was quite average......service was spotty with poor communication and untrained employees, taste was average and quantity was good. And who charges cover/kuvar for a restaurant? I was quite disappointed by the ratings on trip advisor for this food place. As a foodie, I use social media to verify experiences to ensure I don't get bad experiences. Have to say... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

My friend and I spent a couple days walking around Istanbul, and neither of us brought a jacket. At Zubeyir, we were seated at one of the grills, so we happily went from hypo to hyperthermia. I didn't feel completely comfortable having the coals at face level, and space was limited, but it added to the experience in its own... More 

Thank Aaron G
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It has 4 stories. Grill is on a couple of them. Very high quality typical kebab place with meze and grilled meat. Everything is simple, but intensely tasty, nicely prepared and swiftly served. Great marinades and spices and the chicken was tender beyond belief. As almost anywhere in Turkey - great breads. Generous portions. A few local wine choices. Very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The crowds speak for themselves. The food is to die for. You name it, it's great. The lamb kabob, the lamb chops, the salads...It truly is an experience not to be missed. If you want to make some friends, sit next to the BBQ grill. You can't help but to say hello to your neighbours. Check it out. Really. You'll... More 

Thank benmignardi
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I am reviewing being a local person who has understanding of local dining (local food) Dined on Monday 12th December 2016. Booked three days in advance for 4 people and sit in second floor just beijing the grill (not the actual grill table) 1-service quality needs to be enhanced. It was pity to see that old style service persistent in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istiklal Caddesi, Bekar Sokak No:28 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 3951

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Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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