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Yakup 2 Restaurant

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AsmalImescit Sk. No: 35/37, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 249 2925
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Ankara, Turkey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 to what you pay in similar places. What you pay will be dependant on how... More 

Thank Cy s
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 keyif " Warm welcome and traditional good service. When you want to seat outside you... More 

Thank Cem K
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Providence, Rhode Island
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228 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. We ordered a variety of different mezze dishes over the course of three hours including... More 

Thank SB5248
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 Istanbul. You can see the faces of all friends at this round table if you... More 

2 Thank nkohen
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is fast and waiters are helpful. It is located very near to Taksim square, on... More 

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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 available, please note that the portion sizes delivered are much larger than those presented -... More 

Thank Tripman234
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 ignored my friend and me while trying to order food and getting the check until... More 

Thank Dorrkis
Stockholm, Sweden
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180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the area or more entertaining.

Thank Richards_remarks
Kristiansand, Norway
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Yakup Restaurant is a centrally located traditional Turkish restaurant. We visited the restaurant as a group of 16 people, and the prebooked table was nicely set when we arrived. The food we were served consisted of a great variety of hot and cold appetizers, main course of grilled meatballs, chicken strips, lamb chops, fried potatoes with grilled tomato and pepper.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: AsmalImescit Sk. No: 35/37, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 249 2925

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?