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“Seriously impressive for a touristy Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Otantik Anadolu Yemekleri

Otantik Anadolu Yemekleri
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Ranked #249 of 13,374 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Description: Tel:212 2938451
Montreal, Canada
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185 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Seriously impressive for a touristy Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We walking in there expecting a "tourist trap" but were so hungry that we didn't care at this point. By the way there aren't as many restaurants directly on Istiklal as one would think. This one seemed slightly better that the average and we were attracted by the pictures in the entrance.

Turned out to be a really nice surprise. We (2) shared 2 appetizers and one Entree, which was one meal too much. The miz mezze plate was great, as well as the mix grillade/Kebab and also the crepes. We went back again today and shared the same meze appetizer with meatballs (very decent too). And the whole thing wasn't expensive for the location

All in all, I recommend this place if you are in the neighborhood.

  • Visited September 2013
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Amman, Jordan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“OK but not super!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

portions are too small relative to the price of the meal. Food not fantastic but acceptable

Rest rooms are dirty, you might smell unfavorable odors while eating!

Visited July 2013
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Kiev, Ukraine
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Turkish style! Very nice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

A turkish friend of mine immediately suggested this place!This is a pretty big restaurant with couple of floors and interesting turkish style interior. The stuff was friendly, the food traditional and delicious1

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maria K
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Will rip you off opportunistically”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

Did they really think I will not find out! Avoid this place at all costs. I went by for ice cream last night, my first time on Istiklal Cadesi, on my two week trip in Turkey. The two people serving Turkish ice cream looked friendly and I went by for a chat and asked for a small cup of ice cream. They clearly then decided to take advantage of me, at a price even then I thought was too high. I asked them to confirm the price again, then paid leaving with a bad taste. They are thieves. They have a nice shopfront at a prime location. Do not be deceived. Don't be lured in like me.

Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“So and so”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

We have visited this restaurant because we have seen the good reviews here on tripadvisor.
The atmosphere and decoration of the restaurant are nice.
The food was too spicy for our taste and the portions not that big for that price.
The spinach pancake was good.

Also the food is not much different from other cheaper restaurants, but i guess the prices here are higher because its located right on the main shopping street.

The thing i didn't like was that when we received our bill , the service (10%) was already included in the price. This did not happen on other restaurants.

If you are on the Istiklal street and need to get a bite but not spend too much i would recommend to go to the restaurants that are not located right on the main street but on the smaller ones.

  • Visited May 2013
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