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Can Oba Restaurant

Hocapasa Mah. Hocapasa Sok. No: 10 | Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 12 15
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“cheesecake” (18 reviews)
“sea bass” (19 reviews)
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European, Turkish, International
$$ - $$$
Hocapasa Mah. Hocapasa Sok. No: 10 | Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

No words can describe how I felt when I was tasting the food, it was our first choice when we arrived to Istanbul for lunch, we have ordered scallops as starter and it was delcious and the starnge mix between the blueberry sauce and scallops...More

Thank Wael-anfenan
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I am always happy to try new things, so ignoring the not-so-appetizing ambiance, I was looking forward to tasting interesting dishes. I tried ostrich with cranberry sauce, octopus with orange sauce, etc. but there was no harmony in the dishes. Cranberries were trying to escape...More

Thank ibrahimbayraktutar61
Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you looking for good food and good delight, you should exactly try here. Mr. Oba telling the story of meals by himself. While he telling the story of menu, you start to be excited. By his expression, this little restaurant is public branch of...More

Thank asaiman
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at Can Oba between our trip to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar, as the restaurant is conveniently located in between. The food was unusual--risotto with tender octopus legs and strawberries, scallops with a crab foam. The menu changes...More

Thank Rosalind G
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

In a really typical turkish street. The atmosphere feels really cozy, and the chef (Can Oba) is really friendly! We had the octopus risotto, and it was really good (i dont really like risotto actually but this one's an exception!). Can Oba has a seperate...More

Thank lunabice
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We heard about this place from the excellent reviews in Turkish newspapers. It is a very special fine dining restaurant. Everything we ate was excellent and really delicious, don't expect too much from the ambience and no alcohol. We also had a nice conversation with...More

Reviewed 10 January 2017

Can Oba is a very experienced chef and serve everything himself to you. He loves combining fruit sauce in main course. the majority of the menu is seafood. We have tasted scallops as starter , seabass and octopus as main course, tiramisu and frozen cheese...More

Thank turkanedege
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Every single meal is individually prepared by the chef. Very tasty and fresh. Stay in line with the chef's recommendation and nothing can go wrong. It is cold inside on a winter day though.

Thank Istanbulapt
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Been here a few years back. It was great. The food was original and excellent which made up for the lack of ambiance and the steep prices. I recently went back there with my girlfriend recently and... A total disaster. The chef clearly abandoned this...More

Thank Emre S
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

3 years after my last visit the food has changed dramatically. Too greasy, same menu but not the same taste. Plastic water bottles stacked in the corner, distasteful looking refrigerator blocking the entrance, and still no toilette.. and yet too pricy for no liquor... definitely...More

Thank Jale H
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24 August 2015|
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Response from FULLTIMEWANDERLUST | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Try calling the restaurant. Here is the number I always call to make reservation: 0090-212-5221215 they usually let you reserve for the next month earliest. Alternatively you can do a nice sightseeing around spice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hocapasa Mah. Hocapasa Sok. No: 10 | Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 522 12 15
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