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Urfali Haci Usta

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Sofular Mah. Ragip Bey Sok. No. 23, Istanbul, Turkey
534 9962
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time we found there accidentally and we loved the food very much. It's exactly the Turkish food. First of all they bring you some free food as appetizers, but be aware if you don't want içli köfte told them, because it's 5 tl. The other things are free. I love sarmabeyti more than the other kebabs but all of... More 

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Thank Nasrin N
Stockholm, Sweden
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

If you want to hang out and eat where the locals do, this place is perfect. The whole area is buzzing with loud and hungry families and most of the joints around are great. This is not a place where you get fancy service so don't expect it. Basically, you have to know what you want to eat and there... More 

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hobart
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We had such a marvellous time here, sitting on the footpath and enjoying fabulous food. The owner greeted us and kept inquiring if everything was fine. He offered free coffees, and even brought us hand wipes and cologne after the meal. The kebabs and salads were delightful, and there were free mezes. Highly recommended.

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Thank agrippina1952
Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Tucked away on a side street, we went on the recommendation from a family friend. We had one dish each, ordering Tavuk Sis (chicken shish), Cop Sis (Lamb shish), Tomato Kebab and Aubergine Kebab. All dishes were brilliant, the tomato and aubergine were mince kebabs alternated with BBQ'd tomato and aubergine. Portions were very generous, great value for money!

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Thank Adil Khan D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

They gave us additional foods without asking (we thought it was free), then they requested for price.

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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

we ate here after 4 years and we felt very happy that the taste was maintained and the kebaps are of same delicious taste as they were last time. Good service too.

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Thank alamUk
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

Probably one of the best kebabs ever eaten. so much so we came back again a couple of days later. Not a massive choice but excellent quality of food and free accompaniments for kebabs and good service. Very impressed by portion size and constant supply of fresh breads.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

We had a great dinner here until we received the bill. They provide so many sides and starters for free and their portions sizes are very generous. I was going to leave a great review for them. However, in the end, they were also very dishonest and increased the prices of the meals we ordered on the bill. We ended... More 

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Thank Cimb0m
Vilnius, Lithuania
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

This is one of the best places to have dinner in Istanbul for the ones who are seeking for something authentic and not too expensive. They are really great at making their customers happy by giving reasonable portions - you will get full already on the side dishes they are offering you. Did I mention? Food is really tasty there.

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Thank SaruneZet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

As first you will got a lot of different salads on a table. Food is fresh and tasty. For some a bit spicy, but are informed in advance. Food is prepared fast. Really worth to visit.

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Thank Oldrich N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Barbecue, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofular Mah. Ragip Bey Sok. No. 23, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Fener & Balat
  • Neighbourhood: Fener & Balat
  • Phone Number: 534 9962

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

Staying in Fener & Balat

Neighbourhood Profile
Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
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