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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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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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“seafood” (2 reviews)
“turkey” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish
$$ - $$$
Asmalimescit Mahallesi, Asmalimescit Caddesi No: 21/B | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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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

Reviewed 21 October 2015

Was recommended Yakup 2 by a local, was the best meal we had during our stay. This Turkish tavern is located in a busy are with many other bars and restaurants. Upon arrival you are presented with a trolley lined with all the cold mezze's...More

Thank Tripman234
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The food and service was absolutely terrible. Not only was the place overpriced, but none of the food recommended to me was good. It's interesting they had goat brain, but it wasn't even displayed nicely; the plate looked as bad as it tasted The waiter...More

Thank Dorrkis
Reviewed 14 September 2015

One of the most well-known meyhane restaurants in the city. Here you can dine as a couple or large groups. The food is good and the environment is typical, but nothing outstanding. There is nothing wrong with it but there are definitely better restaurants in...More

Thank Richards_remarks
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
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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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