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Savak Usta

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Sofular, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 525 6715
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Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

right place for kebaps, if you are a foreigner and like to taste real turkish kebaps this place is the right destination to go. probably no one knows english but i am sure that anyone can sort out the language problem easiliy. the taste of every item is incredible.

Thank UGUR A
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

A little pricey compare to the cheap kebab places, but it is worth for the taste. Try the desert Kunefe. I suggest to try the eggplant kebab also. Peel off the skin and put it in the bread with the kebab and the salads and wrap :) enjoy the taste

Thank Arzu Y
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

I have been this place not after reading the nice review.but I know savak usta for 30 years .the food is same like 30 years ago at girne restaurant at mesopotamia up to date.never fall the drop the quality and hygiene of food.( Balcanli )Aubergine and hand knife minced lamb is absolutely great. Adana is lamb mince with organic red... More 

Thank Ozurfa
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is not a touristic place, it is a low budget kebap shop, so don't expect great service or fancy silverware, but the food is authentic (not Istanbul-adjusted kebap but real (with tail fat very hot) kebap) and good if you like spicey+hot. The best thing about this place is kunefe; a turkish dessert with cheese. You should definitely try... More 

Thank alpererdogan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012 via mobile

Bad quality on service, taste, cleaning and price. Waiter slways forgets your orders. Dishs are not clean. Foods quality and taste is wast. I dont recommend.

Thank dogant
Marietta, Georgia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

A Turkish friend recommended this place, so we made a slight effort to eat here. This isn't a tourist restaurant. We were completely surrounded by locals having the normal kebab meal. It was packed and busy. The service was efficient and did not take too much time. Less than most other places we visited in Istanbul. I didn't see the... More 

Thank TheFu-2
Flic En Flac
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2010

You feel like in eastern Turkey. Great kebab dishes (I took traditional grilled liver). English menu with photos - easy to order. 27L for 2pax lunch. Best value. This place is only 3 tram stops or 8 L taxi from Sultanahmet but it is practically impossible to spot any tourists here so you can get feeling for REAL Turkey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2008

Best place and hope full still there

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofular, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 525 6715

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?