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Develi Restaurant

#229 of 11,959 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Balik Pazari Gumusyuksuk Sokak 7, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 585 1189
08:00 - 00:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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187 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived after a long 14 hours flight from Argentina. Hungry and tried but was ready to tuck in authentic Turkish food. This is located near the airport and when we arrive around 22:00 hrs, the crowd was leaving and we have our table easily by the window and have a view of sea. My host was a local and he... More 

Thank LeatherTraveller
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant with view at the sea, very nice atmosphere and luxury interior. We were here with 4 and it was a bit early in the evening so a bit quiet . One of us was a local so he knew what to order. It was very nice when they came with a lot of different starters and we could choose... More 

Thank patjatje
Izmir, Turkey
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Develi in Samatya is one of my favourite Istanbul kebapçis. They have several other restaurants, those in Ataşehir and Kalamiş marina are also very good but I prefer Samatya. Develi is an 'old school' kebapçi with excellent mezes and impeccable service. Although all kebaps are good, Adana is if not the best I've had then very near the top. However,... More 

Thank Maya K
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by my hotel and it exceeded my expectations. The main restaurant is up several flights of winding staircases and has views of the Sea of Marmara. My friend and I ordered hummus as an appetizer. We were very surprised when the waiter brought a plate of raw meat, lettuce and lemon and set if in front... More 

Thank Diane M
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by our hotel and it was incredible! Great service, excellent food and an altogether wonderful experience. At the end of our dinner, we got rose petals and roses made from the napkins. A totally delightful experience!

Thank Sharri S
Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group from work food was and service was good but nothing that really stood out. Good place for larger groups and depending on the seats can have a really great view over the water.

Thank Anders S
Bucharest, Romania
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398 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This restaurant has not changed during the last 15 years. The quality of the food as well as the very good service is still outstanding. For me this place has the best Adana Kebab in Istanbul. I highly recommend this restaurant and I will always return. Thank you guys for a very good time.

Thank Rainer S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have been at this restaurant already 14 years ago. The quality of the food and the very good service has not changed. This is in Istanbul the best place to have Adana Kebab. Thank you for a good time. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank HunterBukarest
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and also by my guide. It was a bit of a trip out there but a car took us there and back to the hotel. The food was typically Turkish but really delicious and the service was very attentive. It is a bit of a hike to get to the rooftop restaurant. The... More 

Thank Leslie K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

After climbing 3 flights of stairs which consisted of a function room, an odd kitchen area with an all-smiling lady standing outside and a play-pen we finally arrived at the restaurant. At first glance the decor appeared a little too communist-esque; then once greeted by the server/manager it transpired we we're at a dictatorships restaurant. The standard waters were filled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 100
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balik Pazari Gumusyuksuk Sokak 7, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 585 1189

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