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“A good "Meyhane"”
Review of Asmali Cavit

Asmali Cavit
Ranked #171 of 13,980 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Meyhane is the Turkish term given to traditional restaurants serving typical Turkish antipasti

I can vouch Asmali Cavit is one of the best Meyhane in Istanbul,serving delicious and fresh variety
and have been maintaining their good quality since the day they were established.

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Thank Juneau65
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We booked a table for 3 and I think it's a must because it was totally full. Service was excellent and kind.Our ice jar refilled regularly. The place is cosy and full of with nice local people.

We ordered 35cl Yeni Raki and 50cl local beer, our mezes were white cheese, deniz borulcesi (Sea beans), kozlenmis biber (roasted/grilled red peppers), eggplant salad, fried shrimps (tereyagli karides) and yaprak ciger (fried liver served with onions). It was closed season for seafood, so we went for lamb for main course.Their lamb is out of this planet, we went for lamb on skewither and lamb chops. The bill was 220 Turkish Liras including tips.

Keep in mind it's not a restaurant, but meyhane so you have to know the meyhane culture and what to expect from it.

Definitely recommended for those who love smell of anis and great mezes.

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Thank anonymous2014748
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Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Last night a group of us had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. Our group included 2 men in wheelchairs - the restaurant staff assisted by some us, carried both 'wheelies' in their wheelchairs up and down the steps (a big ask). The food and drinks were great and so was the atmosphere with a team of 'can do' staff.The only complaint: Google maps was totally inaccurate so it took us ages to find the restaurant - bit once there we had no problems.We all left with smiles on our faces, well fed and happy!This restaurant was recommended to us by Tuba Satana from Istanbulfood.com and she was correct - it is a wonderful place to enjoy Turkish cuisine!

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Excellent food - probably the best food we ate in Istanbul. Restaurant is tucked away between other restaurants and looks basic from the outside.

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1  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The meze trolley is loaded with great stuff. The house specialty which my wife has been tring to recreate eversince is an eggplant dip. All the other food is quite good too. It was definitely mainly frequented by locals. We had to try 2 nights in a row to get a table, worth it. Plus you have another great restaurant next store(see other reviews) if you didnt book and there are no free tables.

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1  Thank ToddMD
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