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Askana

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Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cd. Metehan Sk. No: 1/1 | 2. Ulus, Etiler, Turkel Apt., Istanbul 34337, Turkey
+90 212 268 74 42
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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat Aşkana's Mantı for years now, the quality of this place has never changed unlike many in Istanbul. Our family's favorite mantı place. The dough is thin and the meat balls in it are tasty. I order my mantı with yoğurt on the side because I like to enjoy the taste and quality of some of my mantı without... More 

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Thank MuratBalmumcu
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Best Manti world wide. Established in 1987 this cosy and tiny restaurant gives you the feeling as you are at home. Everything is fresh and home made. The service is friendly and really perfect.

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Thank Fulya T
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

By far the best Manti you would ever eat... You would need a taxi to get there. nut truest me it is worth the journey. Staff are so friendly, the place is spotless and the faad is amazing

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Thank MaxDaoudi
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

This place was opened in 1987 by a Tatar family. There are two sorts of manti, the boiled (haşlanmış) or the fried (çıtır). I have never tried the fried one but the traditional boiled manti is delicious! I strongly recommend trying the çiğ börek as a shared dish. I also recommend the yogurt desert that you will surprisingly find delightful... More 

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1 Thank sca90
Istanbul, Turkey
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

one of the best places that you may taste mantı in town. hospitality add on... i feel lucky as i live at walking distance :) must have cash in your pocket as they do not accept card / şehirde bulabileceğiniz belki de en mantı. yakınlarda bir yerde oturduğum için şanslıyım. kredi kartı almadıkları için cebinizde nakit olsa iyi olur...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Look no further, this is THE best manti in Turkey. A well-kept secret for locals and a true treat. Lovely staff.

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Thank ttravellingreviewerr
Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

great , I always go there and eat , my opinion the most beautiful Mantı here.Thanks for everythings.

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istanbul
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

My favorite manti place! Dont forget to try the çig borek! Each time i get here i always got the same feeling; i wish i had some more room for another plate of manti!..

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Turkey
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

A super clean & cosy place in a very local residential area. Consistently good service and tasty food over years. I highly recommend all their dishes. They have a limited menu but they are all good. Salad is very fresh. "Manti" and "cig borek" are yummy yummy. If you would like to make a change, you can also try their... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

If you think you did eat Turkish Manti you never tried Askana. In the heart of istanbul nice, quiet and warm place. No credit cards are allowed cash only.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 40
Cuisine
Turkish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cd. Metehan Sk. No: 1/1 | 2. Ulus, Etiler, Turkel Apt., Istanbul 34337, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: +90 212 268 74 42

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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