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Babel Ocakbasi

#526 of 11,846 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Sehit Muhtar Mahallesi, Suslu Saksi Sk. No: 10 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 244 27 83
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Close to Taksim square. .(next parallel street downwards ) Typical south-east kebap &meat dishes and many starters ..A traditional Meyhane ("rakı house") with everything which belongs to it..You can sit near the grill watch the preparation of your order :)) There are many these kind if places,but this one is really OK :))

Thank Kemalk_52
Jubail, S. Arabia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner, the restaurant was full inside. The staff asked us to wait @ 20 minutes, we said that we will stroll for 15-20 minutes and come back, he said OK. We came back, he asked again to wait extra 10 minutes. While waiting, a group of 3 locals came and tsaked to him in Turkish. He came... More 

Thank mghanmi
Buxton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Came across this little place whilst on a weekend away, we enjoyed our meal so much we went back on the last day, understated simple well cooked and presented food. Caters well for vegetarian/vegans although grilled skewers look to be the main attraction. Staff were lovely too.

Thank Calvados1
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here! Customer service was excellent and the food was great. We really really enjoyed ourselves and drank our fair share of raki. Thank you!

Thank veronica b
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Best in Taxim, resonable prices, good tastes in food. You should visit for sure....best in town, adana kebap is very good

Thank Onur U
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I always say you know a place is good when it's filled with locals. Food was fresh and delish. The skewers, which they said are their specialty, are so yummy. They were very attentive and gave us a complimentary fruit plate. There's was a lot of locals in watching the game so vibrant atmosphere. My boyfriend and I enjoyed out... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The food is great and the atmosphere is very friendly. The staff is very helpful and it is a genuine turkish food experience that I would definitely recommend.

Thank Zeynep T
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This is the best place you can go with your friends or family, delicious food, excellent mezes, perfect atmosphere everything you can expect..the owner Sadik is very friendly...something you should try

Thank Engin G
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers delicious food, a cozy and welcoming atmosphere and incredibly friendly service. Definitely worth a visit ud you want to try some authentic Turkish food!

Thank Sille B
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This restaurant serves absolutely delicious food. Especially the meet is very tasty. Don't let yourself fool by a modest exterior and a worn-out menu card that could use a replacement. The food here is delicious, authentic Turkish cuisine. The service does the best to give you a good dining experience offering a humouristic and friendly service that outweighs their lack... More 

Thank Fie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sehit Muhtar Mahallesi, Suslu Saksi Sk. No: 10 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 244 27 83

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

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Neighbourhood Profile
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 nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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