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Akasyali Sokak No: 2 4.Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
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12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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San Francisco
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There are many restaurants that serve many kinds of Turish grilled meats and mazes but this is by far my favorite. My dear friend and Turkish 'brother' brought me here years ago in my previous visits and I couldn't leave istanbul this time without having a meal at Venge. Appetizers or mazes are delicious and my favorite is the simple... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We came here for a big family gathering. Lovely evening with great food and atmosphere. Menu was the usual Turkish fayre, but really well prepared, fresh, we really enjoyed it here.

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Thank Stephen T
Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Qualified and delicious meat products. Good for dinner. During derby match hours there exists supporters sometimes and loudy. Valet parking is possible.

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Dubai
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, with nice ambiance for group dinner Nice fixed menu 4 layer dinner with lovely starter and great mixed BBQ main course

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Gernany
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We were here with two friends from Istanbul. This restaurant offers a lot of different mezzes plus plenty of delicious meat, grilled. We had iskander kebak, döner and Normal grilled kebak. Everything has a great taste.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

A nice quiet spot out of the tourist areas clearly beloved by locals and office workers during the week. Get a variety of dishes and you won't be disappointed.

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NYC
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292 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Took the metro here for a family dinner while on vacation. We really enjoyed it with excellent selection of really good Turkiah cuisine. Not a tourist restaurant, so we had to go with the flow as the wait staff did not speak much English. But they were really nice. Just one suggestion -- make sure to avoid the smoking room.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

I joined my Turkish work colleagues for a night at Venge. We sat in the garden downstairs which allows smoking. English is not widely spoken but you can get by, don't let this put you off. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, the waiters were always alert and attentive. We had so much food !, Soup, Mezze starters... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We were visiting friends in Istanbul and they invited us to join them and their family at Venge for dinner. It was a most enjoyable evening on all accounts. We were a group of ten and dined outside amid a lush garden setting. The service was always attentive and prompt. We sampled a wide range of appetizers and starters (mezes)... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Having traveled to Istanbul/Turkey numerous times, we always seek out restaurants with traditional Turkish food. Having a family member living in Istanbul helps a lot. First, make a reservation at Venge as they get really busy. You must valet park is there is little parking in the area, its worth it. The atmosphere is wonderful. Covered outdoor area is our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akasyali Sokak No: 2 4.Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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