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Asmali Cavit

Asmalimescit Mahallesi, Asmalimescit Caddesi No: 16/D | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 292 4950
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
££ - £££
Asmalimescit Mahallesi, Asmalimescit Caddesi No: 16/D | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some reviews just write themselves. I love it when an historical meyhane doesn't feel the need to tweak and twist what is just so simply good. Service spot on, often with several waiters gracefully fluttering about your table to bring satisfying dishes. Wasn't any meze...More

Thank AnnaTolya
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Offers very good selection of Turkish meze (dishes that go by alcohol). Too many tables and chairs back to back knee to knee. If you do not mind noise and all the hassle by the waiters it is a good experience once in a while.

1  Thank Dogan S
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff fresh food nice adress in ist will come again The sea weeds were amazing grilled whole sea bass too

Thank Arnaud T
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I adore their "hamsi", eggplant side dish, arugula salad with cheese. On top of all, the atmosphere is friendly and aunthenic with great service even when they are packed. My favorite restaurant in Istanbul😍

Thank Bahar D Y
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We have been to Asmalı Cavit restaurants many times and each time we had the same super quality food. It is family-run business with a very friendly staff. The mezes are always fresh and tasty. Grilled fish and meatballs are always tender. Prices are very...More

Thank Sarp S
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Nifty neighbourhood. Amazing ambience! Excitement as soon as you walk in the door. Decor is über cool. Hustling and bustling waiters everywhere. Fish was fresh and meaty. Wine hit the mark... Hint: Don't be afraid to ask your waiter to de-bone your fish. I experienced...More

1  Thank Ben M
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Amazing food, reasonable prices, very good service and very clean restaurant in a very nice and old location of Istanbul.

Thank Pelin A
Reviewed 12 October 2016

You know your on to a winner when you turn up to a place and they ask if you have a reservation. We wanted to visit a traditional meyhane and our culinary backstreet guide Benoit had recommended this one. After a brief wait a table...More

Thank mattbri
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great food ! Great service ( espcially Yussouf ) ! And great Location ! A must try ! You should try the Yakprak ciğer !!

Thank Mohammed O
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Asmali is the short name for Asmalimescit neighborhood well known by its "meyhane" type of restaurants, a category of Turkish restaurants where one would most probably drink raki and eat meze (turkish tapas) for a long night. Cavit is the very name of the gentleman...More

Thank alidanis
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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12 July 2015|
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Response from Stacy J | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. You could call them before you go: +90 212 292 4950. Or once you arrive, you can have your hotel make a reservation for you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asmalimescit Mahallesi, Asmalimescit Caddesi No: 16/D | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 292 4950
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