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Zubeyir Ocakbasi

#62 of 11,644 Restaurants in Istanbul
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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
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Istanbul. I have been frequenting this restaurant since the first month they opened, approximately 8 years ago. Best Kebabs in Istanbul. I live in Los Angeles and I visit Istanbul twice a year . I eat at this place at least three times during each visit of 10 days.

Thank Tracy G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fantastic place, amazing starters plus super fresh beef. it was a bit spicy but I believe that is the reason of being special. Friendly staff (well, like any other place in Istanbul) and clean. at the end, price is reasonable.

Thank amir p
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that we didn't need a booking for this restaurant and arrived around 8pm, it was packed but because of the recommendation by a friend we put our name on the list and came back an hour later. We were not disappointed! Well worth the wait. We got the mixed plate and everything was delicious. The chicken and... More 

Thank wingting
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first trip to Istanbul. I used to have lamb meat dishes when I traveled to Northern Europe. so I was quite curious of the flavor and the restaurant atmosphere as well. I went to the restaurant at 2pm on Wednesday (maybe) there were some people but not crowded at all and I could sit on the second... More 

Thank jihye k
Canberra, Australia
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant off the northern end of Istiklal Street, with slightly more proper table service compared to the average turkish kebab house, and prices correspondingly a notch higher too. The mixed grill was very good, but the chicken was the standout without question. Tender and full of flavour, will probably zoom in on that if we return in future.

Thank isaacl
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me, It was the first staff who knows English. I tried the green salad, fresh and tasty. Then the great lamb chops which is one of the best tastes in my life. For the mix grill it a big dish and tasty. It is highly recommended. Price wise expensive comparing to other grill shops but comparing to the service,... More 

Thank Ahmed S
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a kebab there which was fine. However I've had better ones for half the price. On top of that they force open a bottle of water at beginning and were rude at end trying to get rid of me and specially if you don't tip them.

Thank Thistime2morrow
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

트립어드바이저로 처음 부모님과 함께 찾아간 맛집! 우선 가게가 찾기 너무 쉬웠으며 음식들이 정말 너무너무 맛있어요 ! 근데 첫번째 사진의 양고기는 너무 질겨서 먹기힘들었어요. 하지만 치킨윙이랑 같이 시킨 양갈비는 진짜 인생 맛집! 정말 하나도 안비리고 맛있어요. 같이 시킨 토마토 샐러드랑 빵이랑 같이 먹으면 최고👍👍👍 The food is really good too! But the first picture of the lamb was too hard to... More 

Thank Kate S
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this Resturant with a friend on another friends recommendation. It's average food . I mean I wouldn't say wow nor would I say it's bad . It's average food .

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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It;s too expensive and the portion of food is tiny compared to the price, I have been eating Kebab in Turkey for the last 5 years, have never ever had to pay such a huge amount for it. The service is poor and I won't surely eat at it again.

Thank Zaina E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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