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“Good food - bad service”
Review of Gani Gani Sark Sofrasi - CLOSED

Gani Gani Sark Sofrasi
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The service here was a little frenetic - the restaurant is divided into different rooms on multiple floors so you get the sense that the waiters are constantly running up and down and losing track of who is where. Once you get their attention to order it's very fast but we were sitting waiting for our bill for a while so eventually just decided to walk downstairs to pay. The food is very good to make up for it - kababs and meatballs were great, nice spices.

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the settings of rural Turkey. The food is enjoyable and delicious. This is a good place for tourist to experience the Turkish dinner ambiance.

Thank ezsyan
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

This place had been recommended for us as we had several friends visiting Istanbul, and I admit that this was a great restaurant for a group of friends to have what seemed to be a traditional turkish dinner. There are several semi-private areas that can be booked for big groups, and where you can chill on carpets and cushions while tasting great mezzes and kebabs. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, and the atmosphere was made even more "authentic" by the fact that the electricity was not working when we went there and the dinner was enjoyed by candle light ! The staff was very friendly and helpful despite this slight setback, and we had a great night.

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Thank etiennedb
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

This place made for a reasonably priced night out right in the heart of the Beyoglu area where things can get touristy and pricey. My husband read the reviews which mentioned the floor seating, but when we arrived (with other American friends) we were shown to a table. I wish we had asked to go upstairs to the floor seating, but never mind. The decor was very traditional and cozy.

The food was plentiful and quite good. Since we were four, they suggested a mixed platter which came with assorted kebap types of meat over bulger, plus lahmacun (kind of like pizza with no cheese). They do serve beer, but juices and other things as well. Kunefe was huge, order one and share.

Service was cheerful and prompt. Nice place.

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Thank Rschwartz375
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Went based on tripadvisor reviews and was disappointed. This is, as the owner admits, "just a kebab house" where we thought we would get a lot more. The service is friendly, meat is quite good and soup was nice but the menu is pretty limited and nothing blows you away. If you want something quick and away from the real tourist traps of Taksim it is worth a trip but otherwise I would not go.

Thank PeterNandFamily
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