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Vefa Bozacisi

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Grand Bazaar
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Address: Katip Celebi Cad. No:104/1 | Vefa, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
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+90 212 519 4922
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traditonal drink

very very very nice must be try made of corn powder ı thınk ı forget mst bety.and very healty and tasteful drink with drınks cınamon and hot cheecks

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
murat d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very very very nice must be try made of corn powder ı thınk ı forget mst bety.and very healty and tasteful drink with drınks cınamon and hot cheecks

Thank murat d
Kraljevo, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

When my friends took me to this place, I didnt think its something special. Also, i dont like to drink "boza". But, even if you font like to drink it, i would recommend to visit it because of its long history and serving of traditional drink. You will learn one more thing about Istanbul and turkish culture.

Thank Ivica M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Orhan Pamuk's "A Strangeness in my Mind" introduced me to boza. So while in Istanbul for the Marathon and taking advantage of a cold afternoon we indulged and enjoyed it at a place which shouts "tradition"! Don't miss it! It will surprize you!

Thank ElChipriota86
Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

"Boza" is very delicious. Waiters are very kind. There is a small stove and it is a very nice atmosphere. You can add cinnamon and roasted chickpea to your boza. You will addict :)

Thank Müberra G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We visited first thing in the morning in July, then walked up to the Kandilar Pazari (women's market), around the neighborhood and back down to the grand bazaar. That was a great day. The boza shop opens at 8am every day. The building and interior are charming beyound words. The classic boza drink is made of fermented millet and is... More 

Thank meesalikeu
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I can see why Attaturk came here - delicious brew made from millet - very mildly alcoholic. Very filling with a citrus after taste (could this be from the lactic acid produced from the fermentation process?). Amazing value (3 Turkish lire per serve). Well worth a visit!

Thank linbinpin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

A nice place to sit and relax and have the fermanted bulgur bolzacisi. Ok price. 3 € now for a glass. There is not much.

Thank Kate A
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This place was featured by Anthony Bourdain, so i thought it was a must try. The store sells a fermented drink, i'm not quite sure how to describe the taste/texutre, its like a smoothie consistency, with obvious notes of fermentation and slight sweetness/tanginess. its not a must try in my opinion, especially if this place is out of the way... More 

Thank LL C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you want to taste that belongs both to east and west try Boza. It is a drink made of wheat, sugar and water and alcholic just suitable for children. The place is over a hundred years old and just in the middle of old Istanbul. While you are seated and tasting your glass of boza, you just feel that... More 

Thank neslihan serap S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

A little out of the way of most tourist attractions (but not too far away from the famous Süleymaniye Mosque) I came across this unique tasting drink that is served in this historical place. My boyfriend took me here for the first time at the beginning of this year. Now, whenever I'm in Istanbul, we always stop for a Boza... More 

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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