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Kurabiye Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 244 40 82
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  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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Turkish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Kurabiye Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far as i know Zencefil is one of Istanbul’s oldest restaurant that serves vegetarian food. They also serve delicious non-vegetarian and vegan foods. Their food usually incorporates classical Turkish taste and style with an international touch!

Thank HaldunKLee
Reviewed 13 December 2017

It has been a while that we stop by at Zencefil and have coffee and spend some quality time. Either you have your herbal tea or try the pasta here, it is amazing...

Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Great food, chill ambience, excellent service, located in a 250 year old building loaded with character. On the vegan side, love the mixed salad, chickpeas & okra, and start with the lentil soup. The vegan fruit tart with one of their signature tea blends was...More

Thank Gordon808
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Simple and tasteful food in great surroundings. All vegan / vegetarian menu that is inspirering. Service was sweet and we will be back.

Thank Jacob H
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The whole family was very happy to eat there, the food was just delicious and there was enough choice of vegetarian food. As I have an allergy and can't eat any wheat even there tarts where without wheat and they were delicious! My children are...More

Thank sayno04
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Briefly rude and disrespectful staff and very simple menu. Try another one. It was my first time that I visited this restaurant with my friends. I have been hearing about their name since they are a bit popular as being a vegeterian restaurant in that...More

Thank Emre G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were hoping to find some good vegetarian and vegan food. However, the food was cold, unseasoned, expensive, and the staff was rude. The worst evening we had in Istanbul.

Thank Haggai84
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Strongly reccomend! I know Zencefil since its beginning times. They have great food, friendly personnel; clean, plainly and nicely decorated, calm and peaceful place. Read or write or chat while enjoying your meal!

Thank Ulku Y
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you are desperate for a veggie restaurant, then this is one of the best options in town. The food is pretty tasty, if a little over priced, but don't expect miracles.

Thank yasf
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Relaxing and unhurried dinner with a promising menu and well prepared food. Quality was only let down by the texture of the pies being spoilt by being microwaved. In Istanbul terms it's a bit pricey for what you get, but the venue is great and...More

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurabiye Sok. 3, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 244 40 82
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