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“A+ for a Z lister”
Review of Zubeyir Ocakbasi

Zubeyir Ocakbasi
Ranked #71 of 14,034 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Tripadvisor reviewers place Zubeyir among the best restuarants in Istanbul and I'm not surprised.

As well as great food from a varied menu, the restaurant itself is well-presented, the staff are friendly and efficient and the place is in a good location. All the usual mezes and kebabs are on offer as are rather more 'off-piste' dishes - I had grilled kidneys for my main course, excellent.

Packed with a mix of Istanbullus and visitors the atmosphere was lively and fun. While not dirt cheap, the meal was good value for the quality of food and the experience. Highly recommended.

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Thank Walktolunch
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The shish-kebab was good but other stuff not so great. Why is turkish bread in Australia better than in restaurants in Istanbul? The restaurant is on two floors of an old building with a huge open charcoal grill in the middle of each room and pictures of the owner with various people all over the walls. So it has ambience.

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Thank moominoid
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Everything was extremely fresh, the meze was prepared on order, Kebab was additionally delicious, again very fresh and extremely tasty. The service was excellent, all were very friendly and would recommend it to anyone looking for an authentic meal in Istanbul.

Thank cynthiahardy
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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Amazing food. Meze superb (coming from a Turkish person) meat delish. Old Turkish songs in the background and service with smiles. My husband and I both loved it. Want to keep it a secret really but seemingly Turkish celebrities have discovered it years back, before us!

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Thank selenfobian
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Even if the place is right before Taksim square, the restaurant is quite cheap. It would be better to reserve a table, but the staff is very gentle, they will try to find you a place if they can.
They have a very suggestive (and big) grill, from which you get one of the best kebab (kebab means "grilled", more or less) in town.
In Istanbul is difficult to find a good and cheap bottle of wine. So just drink water.

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Thank gabbariele
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