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Benusen Restaurant

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Caferaga Mahallesi, Neset Omer Sokak No: 18-20/1-2 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 338 84 18
09:00 - 00:00
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Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Istanbul, Turkey
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We went their first floor for a celebration. Live music was Turkish Alaturca and it was very good but a little bit noisy. The meze's were not very delicious, some of them are not fresh. The starters were not tasty but main dish as a fish was very good.The service was good.

Thank Gokhan A
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

First of all no Aegean or region specific meat dishes , ordinary things you can find all over İstanbul. Not place for the ones who are looking for a "Meyhane".Nothing special, tomato and the cucumber is long stayed in the fridge and lost freshness . If you can reserve a table on the second floor you will have a nice... More 

Thank Fikret U
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had dinner with my family, we had fish and some starters with drinks. The service and the food is good but I did not like the atmosphere so much.

Thank PerranBoran
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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423 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Sunday afternoon meal. Excellent quality in a smart restaurant in a patchy back street location. Had to ask too many times for items we ordered

Thank KAF0460
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2016

they serve fresh turkish mezes (similar to tapas). it is quite, even when it is crowded. I would recommend fish-based mezes.

Thank idil i
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

You have to try fried liver its great. I had lunch, it was quiet and the service was good. I think it is the best "meyhane" in this vicinity.

Thank Murat I
Grimbergen, Belgium
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Nice terras crowded with Turkish people only and off course television inside showing football (Fenerbahçe stadion is close by). When the local team scores, everyone goes crazy! As we couldn't make our choice between so many starters we asked a bit of all. The waiter came up with a choice of over 20 small dishes from which we selected 8.... More 

Thank ehabets
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Son derece kazık! Extremely expensive but not worth at all! Hic bir sey yeme, 100 TL. You pay at least 100 TL for nothing.

Thank Gunsiray
Alcala De Henares, Spain
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I have been at Benusen and I am hesitant if there will be a third one. This is not one of those places designed for tourists where they serve you mezze and fish but a genuine Turkish food in a genuine Turkish ambience. In fact I had the feeling I was the only foreigner in... More 

Thank Ramon V
London, UK
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192 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I have to be honest and say I haven't sampled the food at Benusen, but that wasn't for lack of trying. I was staying in Kadikoy with a friend and we'd walked past this restaurant several times. It was always busy, and full of locals which is always a good sign. We'd tried to get in one night but it... More 

Thank UKLizzie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caferaga Mahallesi, Neset Omer Sokak No: 18-20/1-2 | Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Kadıköy
  • Neighbourhood: Kadıköy
  • Phone Number: +90 216 338 84 18

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?