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Yakup 2 Restaurant

Asmalimescit Mahallesi, Asmalimescit Caddesi No: 21/B | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 249 29 25
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“turkey” (2 reviews)
“jakub” (15 reviews)
“meze” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, Mediterranean, Halal
$$ - $$$
Asmalimescit Mahallesi, Asmalimescit Caddesi No: 21/B | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Istanbul is a mega-city with lots of offerings - Yakup 2 is the best I have experienced all the times I have visited the city. The success recipe is simple: they are not cheating the customers in any of the possible aspects: - the food...More

1  Thank Hobbit2013
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I highly recommend Yakup 2 for its delicious and huge choice of cold and warm meze. On top of that, the place is very authentic and not frequented by tourists. My go-to restaurant when in Istanbul.

1  Thank bassgall
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Yakup-2 is a special restaurant of Taksim. You can go there with a group or alone. Doesnt matter. Their door is open to everybody. Even your cats and/or dogs too

Thank Erol O
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were a large group and had a meal entirely of meze -- lots of variety, all of it delicious. It combined all the best meals we'd ever eaten in Turkey into one feast. Service very quick and efficient, polite and considerate waiters. I wish...More

Thank ermd_11
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It is located in Asmalımescit and has typical Turkish meyhane atmosphere. They have delicious Turkish appetizers and portions are quite sufficient. They serve seafood as well as meat. If you are gonna drink Raki you should definetely go for appetizers and seafood. Prices are comparable...More

Thank Cy s
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

When you wish to feel old traditional Istanbul with the environment (Pera) ,traditionell foods and drinks you have to visit YAKUP 2, Writers ,artists are spending time there and you can enjoy the tradition there. Great foods,big selection of menu. Best Raki in " ehli...More

Thank Cem K
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Good selection of meat and grilled meat a speciality here. On Asia side of Istanbul. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. Reasonable pricing too.

Thank Sarah84480
Reviewed 28 December 2015

A gathering of six friends was organized here for an evening of catching up after not seeing each other for a long time. The interior is not particularly noteworthy, but we were seated at a large table that was sufficiently separated from the other patrons....More

Thank SB5248
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Yakup 2 is one of the widely known meze restaurants in Istanbul where you can gather with friends and chat over rakis. It is situated at Asmalımescit near the Tunel area where you can reach by subway. They have round tables which is scarce in...More

2  Thank nkohen
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a traditional, cosy Turkish restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious "meze" and drink raki, Yakup II is the place. There is no live or loud music so that you can chat with your friends. Starters (meze) are very good. Service...More

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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asmalimescit Mahallesi, Asmalimescit Caddesi No: 21/B | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 249 29 25
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