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“Traditional atmosphere”
Review of Yakup 2 Restaurant

Yakup 2 Restaurant
Ranked #4,113 of 13,607 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Traditional atmosphere”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Great location and ambiance. We took a fixed menu, very tasty mese, meet, fish, fruit, drink included. Service was however slow and not on level with the rest of the experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Peter A
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I would recommend going there to have fun and get a bit tipsy with your friends. Food wasn't bad, but not great either. Service ok.

Visited April 2014
Thank JoLa81
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Could be better”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

We ordered 2 dishes from the mezze and wine and presumed the waiter was coming back to take an order for the main course. They didn't. The food was nice but the confusion would have been avoided if the service was better. We were left alone even though the place was almost empty. It wasn't even that we were ripped off, it just seemed like bad service

1 Thank eoindc
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Mezze at its best”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

On one of our regular family visits in Istanbul, we were taken by relatives to a great Mezze place for dinner. I never say no to Mezze, especially in Istanbul where I enjoy constantly going to new restaurants. Yakup2 restaurant is quite the veteran, residing in the now trendy Beyoglu where there are many restaurants, bars and shops to buy from. While entering the establishment, you instantly face the many tables, pictures on the walls of old times, and great atmosphere where you can't actually hear yourself speaking due to too many people. I couldn't spot any young couples such as us, but only older people who must be regulars and look quite distinguished. The staff is young, and there's many of them running around. A cart was rolled next to the table with so many dishes to count. Fish, meat and vegetables on small plates. Listening to my wife and relatives, we chose the dishes carefully, and comprised a menu. Vine leaves with cinnamon, a classic, fava beans spread with olive oil and some awesome bread, incredible Ceviche with small 'bird' raisins and lemon, deep fried meat and potatoes dumplings, fries and tarama(fish eggs/roe)some salads, raki, beer and muhallebi for dessert(custard). In the beginning of the meal, we've had our doubts and though we should order more, but by the end of it, we were so full and couldn't finish all the dishes. The price was incredibly cheap in comparison to other places and what I'm familiar with, kids are always welcomed since this also a family place, parking isn't an option - just take a cab as it's very cheap in Istanbul. I would reserve if possible, since the place is always full. A great experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank cybrosh
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

good range of tasty mezza and seafood, staff were attentive and friendly, despite us constantly adding to the many dishes that we ordered. With drinks (& lots of Raki)the bill for 9 of us was 600 liras.

Visited March 2014
Thank Clb1403
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