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Develi Restaurant

Balik Pazari Gumusyuksuk Sokak 7, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 585 11 89
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“kebabs” (21 reviews)
“turkey” (16 reviews)
“baklava” (12 reviews)
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Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
$$ - $$$
Balik Pazari Gumusyuksuk Sokak 7, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very nice and it is located in a magnificent place. I was on the top floor and I had a beautiful view of marmara see. food was excellent and I had the possibility to have multiple dishes. All is fantastic in this...More

Thank Alessandro A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

West of the central tourist area of Sultanahmet, the neighborhood of Samatya is home to this long-time area restaurant. Develi has been serving southeast Anatolian cuisine to locals and expats since 1966. Nuts, bulgur, pomegranate molasses are imported from the region and use to craft...More

Thank iConcierge
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We have been to Istanbul a number of times. Each time we were there we heard about the Develi Restaurant, but, for one reason or another we ended up not going to eat there. However this time we made it a point to eat there....More

Thank sealcoater
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this from the hotel lobby. A shuttle came and got us and returned us. We actually didn't have much time as had a meeting so i wrote that in Google translate app after getting onto the Wi-Fi and they sped up the...More

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived after a long 14 hours flight from Argentina. Hungry and tried but was ready to tuck in authentic Turkish food. This is located near the airport and when we arrive around 22:00 hrs, the crowd was leaving and we have our table easily by...More

Thank LeatherTraveller
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Restaurant with view at the sea, very nice atmosphere and luxury interior. We were here with 4 and it was a bit early in the evening so a bit quiet . One of us was a local so he knew what to order. It was...More

Thank patjatje
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Develi in Samatya is one of my favourite Istanbul kebapçis. They have several other restaurants, those in Ataşehir and Kalamiş marina are also very good but I prefer Samatya. Develi is an 'old school' kebapçi with excellent mezes and impeccable service. Although all kebaps are...More

Thank Maya K
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by my hotel and it exceeded my expectations. The main restaurant is up several flights of winding staircases and has views of the Sea of Marmara. My friend and I ordered hummus as an appetizer. We were very surprised when the...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by our hotel and it was incredible! Great service, excellent food and an altogether wonderful experience. At the end of our dinner, we got rose petals and roses made from the napkins. A totally delightful experience!

Thank Sharri S
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group from work food was and service was good but nothing that really stood out. Good place for larger groups and depending on the seats can have a really great view over the water.

Thank Anders S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
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08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balik Pazari Gumusyuksuk Sokak 7, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 585 11 89
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