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Sofyali S 10-12, Istanbul, Turkey
+ 212- 2432834
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  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
6 Jan 2017
“Traditional Turkish Meyhane”
4 weeks ago
“Mediocre food and, as Woody Allen joked in Annie Hall, such small portions!”
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, Halal
$$ - $$$
Sofyali S 10-12, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 'meze' were ok though nothing special. The supposed 'main courses' were on the same tiny meze plates, laughable in a city like Istanbul, my partner couldn't quite believe a Turkish restaurant presented 4 tiny pieces of kofte in the middle of a tiny plate...More

Thank farandolae
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

One of the classical Turkish meyhane: RAKI drinking MEZE eating restaurant 😊 ... meze are like tapas but very very nice with Turkish taste with herbs and olive oil... must ask the question of their information before ordering. Than make sure you have many things...More

Thank Serçin K
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It is an 40 years old style but delicious meze house (meyhane) with friendly staff and quality. To make a reservation is suggested.

Thank Rengin E
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best meze in beyoğlu. You can have fresh fish, meat and plenty of mezes. Grear staff also.

Thank fkokol
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Me and my girlfriend (both from the UK) were in Istanbul in February. This place served excellent food, in a welcoming atmosphere and with friendly staff. They even gave us a free dessert as it was Valentine's Day.

Thank James H
Reviewed 24 March 2016

attentive staff, though english and other language abilities are, as usual, largely absent. food was straightforward and well prepared and the atmosphere was fun!

Thank traveliscious12345
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Refik is a reference in traditional Turkish cuisine since the early 20th century... located in the most original district of Beyoḡlu then inhabited by Greek, Armenian, French and Italian families; that ethnical mix of culture had created a very surprising excellence in Constantinople/Istanbul cuisine for...More

Thank Denis L
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We were here with two turkish friends from Istanbul. They come very often to this restaurant. We chose 4 mezzes and a mixed lamb grill. It was delicious. We drank raki as local people. 4 people bill was 100€. Not cheap but acceptable. the restaurant...More

Thank Omnita
Reviewed 17 November 2015

So many restaurants in Istanbul collect customers (mostly tourists) by asking "Where are you from" or "Please, let me show you the menu" or "Would you like to sit inside or outside", anything to distinguish themselves from many others of similar quality. Refik is NOT...More

Thank neirret
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

An Istanbul institution that lives up to its reputation, this meyhane is a place to go with your friends for an evening of raki and meze rather then a formal restaurant. It does what it says on the tin. The mezes are presented to you...More

Thank SJandSJ
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
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Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
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Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: Sofyali S 10-12, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: + 212- 2432834
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