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Cigdem Sok. No:3 | Besiktas Merkez, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“adana kebab” (5 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
$$ - $$$
Cigdem Sok. No:3 | Besiktas Merkez, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Our local friend took us there for dinner. It was a festival of food with all the best Turkish cuisine can offer. We ordered several kinds of kebabs and meat plate with all kinds of side dishes. Special yogurt like drink , baklava and perfect...More

Thank Tomislav M
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner at the top floor of this restaurant, which was recommended to me by locals, and it certainly did not disappoint. Ordered as main course a Turkish mixed plater which included kebab, lamb and chicken, served with vegetables over a “bed” of Turkish bread....More

Thank RodReis2308
Reviewed February 12, 2018

I had dinner tonight in this restaurant, and was amazed at its simplicity, taste and service, again I was handicapped by the language, yet it wasn't an issue, the kebab is wonderful, I have opted for Kenaffe to finish my meal, and it was really...More

Thank Said Mohammed A
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

This was the worst experience of my whole trip to Turkey. We were there in a sunny beautiful day, ordered 5 dishes for the whole. Received only 3 of them after 30 min (estimated preparation time was 9-10 minutes!! As mentioned in their menu) 20...More

Thank Fatimah A
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

If you’re looking for good grilled food, head down to Durumce in Ortakoy. The formula is simple: you get the startup veggies whatever you do, you order the grilled meat and the condiments on the side. The place is packed but the service is good....More

Thank SamerDaher
Reviewed December 1, 2017

excellent qualiy and amount . Good price . Polite and kind employees . fresh & friendly atmosphere . Pleasant environment .

Thank Mina1982_12_21
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

I came here with my Turkish wife and we had some really nice authentic Turkish food (lamb kebabs, kofta, and Katmer) where the locals eat. It was all very tasty and good value - especially the Katmer dessert! The restaurant is basic so not a...More

Thank medium_Dave
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We had supper at this restaurant this evening. We had just disembarked from our trip to Prince's Island. The food was great. Typical Turkish food with no frills. I only found out now about the compulsory 4.50 Turkish Lira for the salad, this should have...More

Thank Clinton C
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

The fresh Ayran by the cup is a joy. It's only on the drinks menu and don't confuse it with the pre-packaged version. The mixed kebab plates are very generous sizes and feed more than the stated number of people. The staff are friendly if...More

Thank bramblesici
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

So the compulsory salad adds 4.50 but that's not much and you can have a good cheap meal by getting the pizza-like lahmacunlar - just 6 lira each and one might be enough with the salad.

Thank mrdom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cigdem Sok. No:3 | Besiktas Merkez, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: 2594924
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