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Only if you are in the neighborhood

The place is old and still carries the air of history. The food is average, service is fine, raki... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2014
lemehmet
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Istanbul
via mobile
Fun local hangout and food.

I couldn't find the history of this place, Madam Despina, though it seems pretty established with a... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2013
romantra
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Los Angeles, California
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25 Aug 2018
“Very low food quality and service”
1 Nov 2014
“Only if you are in the neighborhood”
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

I couldn't find the history of this place, Madam Despina, though it seems pretty established with a community like room with old guys playing cards, an outdoor patio shaded by trees and a large dining area. Great food with kebabs, kofta, dolma, borek, meze platter...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Very old typical "raki and meze restaurant". I would not recommend. If you may eat there please try meze not main plate. Tripadvisor map is not showing right location. Be carefull, restaurant is located in europeen side not asian side.

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Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

The place is old and still carries the air of history. The food is average, service is fine, raki is good, the common smoking area is good for socializing. There's live music, only good if you are drunk anyway you will drink a lot. The...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

I couldn't find the history of this place, Madam Despina, though it seems pretty established with a community like room with old guys playing cards, an outdoor patio shaded by trees and a large dining area. Great food with kebabs, kofta, dolma, borek, meze platter...More

1  Thank romantra
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