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“Great kebab” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Durumzade

Durumzade
Ranked #83 of 13,376 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$4
Cuisines: Fast food, Barbecue, Turkish, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Description: One of the featured restaurants in Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" Istanbul episode...
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great kebab”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

The kebab was truly tasty and great. We got double meat and could taste the subtle flavours of sumac, red onion and parsley, great tastes. Staff were great, very polite and courteous and explained what was on offer. Nothing fancy about this place, it's just simple and authentic and you get what you come for and want to expect, a yummy kebab. Great value too. Will be returning shortly as we have one last night in Istanbul and have no hesitation about going back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Wow! Just wow. The best meal we had in Istanbul! We didn't even know that Anthony Bourdain was there until we looked up and saw his face on the wall. Not very touristy which made it even better! We were the only tourists there. The food was freaking amazing!

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San Francisco, California
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197 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Awesome durum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I came here based on Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" recommendation and it did not disappoint. It's located a few minute walk from Istiklal. The kebab wrap had a tiny bit of a kick to it and tasted just right. A bit too much wrap for my taste perhaps but it was excellent. I believe it was about 9TL for a wrap. Come check out what many people have deemed as the best durum in Istanbul!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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IRAN
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The most delicious meat & chicken kebabs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We have been there late at night(at 3:00 early in the morning!!), actually after leaving the Ritim Roof Bar(one of the most amazing bar in Istiklal), for dinner and we tested Durum(wrapped Kebab) with Ayran(traditional drink) which I can say honestly the most delicious one I tried in istanbul during my 6 times visiting the city!! The staff are very polite and can talk english also. YOU SHOULD TRY THIS. I bet if you try there, will prefer eat all the time there, however the place is very small & busy.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“we ate here 3 times, and this was not enough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

the adana wraps... the burps are like memories from heaven! i would tell you more but the first night we were there they had run out of some things and i'd hate for that to happen more often.

Visited June 2014
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