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“Very bad food, extremely high price, arrogant owner”

Adana Il Siniri Ocakbasi
Ranked #5,733 of 13,715 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: US$15 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Description: One of the Best Grill in Town.
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very bad food, extremely high price, arrogant owner”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We visited this place with friends, we were 19 people and didn't eat much. Very few meet, not much alcohol (2-3 glass per person) and bad service. The total bill was 2500 TL which is pretty expensive for what we ate. I strongly recommend people NOT to go to Adana il siniri. As we were angry after seeing the bill we wanted to share this with the owner of the place who was a very arrogant person.

I spent the night in the toilet...

it was a very bad experience with a price that they didn't deserve. stay away...

  • Visited March 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just don't go !!!!”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Place is extremely over priced !! we paid 135 TL each for a very little food plus one of our friend got diarrhoea because of the oil that they use.

Owner of the was so rude !!! he did not care about our objection for the bill, saying they fill the place every night and don't care about our opinion.

There are much better kebab places to go in Istanbul. Try Kosebasi, Venge, Namli.. where they will not your treat like an idiot.

  • Visited March 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible Food (diarrhea guarantee) ,bad Service, Very high price!”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

we went there 19 people last night. They served very less food, very little meat and kebap, which had too much fat in it causing most of the people diarrhea, we drank very less raki like 2-3 glasses per person and payed 135 TL. When we objected the price the owner who had no manners at all shouted saying they fill the place every night and don't care about our opinion or objection we should pay and leave. There are plenty of very good Kebap places in Istanbul go to any of those but not this one! you won't be screwed and get sick!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank CanKaraca
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Genuine kebab meal”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Our local work colleague took us here - we would never have noticed it and would have probably went somewhere more expensive but less impressive. It's not a fancy restaurant, but very good value and you get genuinely great food. Our colleague is from Istanbul and it's his favourite place. The mezzes are on the table when you arrive, so get stuck in. We had some raki (like ouzo but better) and settled in with some great warm bread. The kebab meat was delicious, lovely and spicy. The cuts of chicken and meat were also great - the food kept coming. Overall great value. I might even go back today :-)

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank dapower
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the better Adana Kebab Restaurants”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Name of the restaurant means "Adana City Border". It has the motto: ¨ Best kebab in Turkey is made in the city of Adana, so we bring the best kebab to Istanbul (check out our name)¨

Well, I can say that the kebab (not gyro btw) is better than most of the fancy kebab houses that I've been to in Istanbul and on par with the famous Adana kebab restaurants.

As far as I know they have recently relocated to a bigger place near the Taksim square. I must say that the place is a bit cramped (this can be either good or bad depending on your group or your mood) and I think it is somewhat pricier than expected, but overall it is recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Ozgur U
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