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Zubeyir Ocakbasi

#60 of 12,370 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Beyoglu
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Istiklal Caddesi, Bekar Sokak No:28 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
+90 212 293 3951
Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic meal, amazing lamb chops, meze, kebabs. great staff- hospitable. cozy environment. loved it.

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Thank Ryeaan C
New Delhi, India
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the fact that this week is low season and the city is empty. This place is full and well known by Istanbul people. Strongly recommended to visit for dinner. Excellent Turkish food. Very tasty meat. You see and sit directly where the meet is grilled. Very nice atmosphere. Good service.

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Thank CKAM2014
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was quite average......service was spotty with poor communication and untrained employees, taste was average and quantity was good. And who charges cover/kuvar for a restaurant? I was quite disappointed by the ratings on trip advisor for this food place. As a foodie, I use social media to verify experiences to ensure I don't get bad experiences. Have to say... More 

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I spent a couple days walking around Istanbul, and neither of us brought a jacket. At Zubeyir, we were seated at one of the grills, so we happily went from hypo to hyperthermia. I didn't feel completely comfortable having the coals at face level, and space was limited, but it added to the experience in its own... More 

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has 4 stories. Grill is on a couple of them. Very high quality typical kebab place with meze and grilled meat. Everything is simple, but intensely tasty, nicely prepared and swiftly served. Great marinades and spices and the chicken was tender beyond belief. As almost anywhere in Turkey - great breads. Generous portions. A few local wine choices. Very... More 

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Toronto
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The crowds speak for themselves. The food is to die for. You name it, it's great. The lamb kabob, the lamb chops, the salads...It truly is an experience not to be missed. If you want to make some friends, sit next to the BBQ grill. You can't help but to say hello to your neighbours. Check it out. Really. You'll... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I am reviewing being a local person who has understanding of local dining (local food) Dined on Monday 12th December 2016. Booked three days in advance for 4 people and sit in second floor just beijing the grill (not the actual grill table) 1-service quality needs to be enhanced. It was pity to see that old style service persistent in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, good stuff, but small restaurant, in general u have to try it. Mixed grilled plate is very delicious. And the meza was good.

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Thank Lina W
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This experience was very good, the restaurant reflects the true authentic Turkish atmosphere, had the lamb shish which was good and lamb chopped shish which was mouthwatering, one of the best lamb chopped i've ever had, and i had a lot in my life, the mountain salad was excellent as well and gave the meat a special taste, the staff... More 

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Thank Osama A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant annd great stuff.very delicious food and price very reasonable .i defnetly recommand it in busy istanbul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Cuisine
Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
Beyoglu
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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