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“Lovely”

Varka Antakya Lezzetleri
Ranked #165 of 14,152 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$22
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Description: Antakya is a capital of culture with it's unique nature , historical texture , human and dishes at the end of the Eastern Mediterranean It is estimated that the first settlement was approximately about 300 BC in Antakya which was the fourth metropolis of the era with 100,000 population. Antakya contains a blend of cultures all over from past to present. As a result of this blend French , Ottoman , Greek and Middle Eastern Arabic Cuisine culture has been the inspiration of Antakya Cuisine.We are proud of carrying the unique flavors and cultural texture of Antakya, the cradle of civilizations.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Had this place recommended by the guest relations lady at Sutania hotel. We said we wanted great Turkish food rather than atmosphere. This place absolutely fitted the bill. Took us to an area we perhaps wouldn't have visited, quite the Oxford St of Istanbul. But, off a side street was this great find. Simple menu but with clearly some choice, superb versions of Turkish cuisine. My only Advice would be pace youSelves. We possibly over ordered, and the food is filing. Great service and next door the best Turkish coffee and shisha joint we found. For foodies, definitely worth a visit

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Thank agscamden
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We went on a day-long culinary tour of Istanbul and Varka was one of the places we stopped at for Turkish salads. We liked it so much that we came back here for our last dinner in Istanbul.

We asked our friendly waitress to order for us and had a superb, parting meal.

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Thank DogenJoe
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Lovely service, attention to detail, generous portions and each dish absolutely delicious! The eggplant and veal meze was a real highlight.

Thank heodeza
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Food cooked with great finesse.
Delicate yet poignant flavours, perfectly spiced and superbly presented.
The staff was very friendly and polite.
I strongly recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

sine from the Southern coast of Turkey, with very fair pricing. Our waitress made excellent recommendations, about both food and portions. She didn't try to push multiple entrees when she thought we could split one and come out satisfied. Not quite sure how they manage to make a simple salad that's mostly thyme so delicious, but they do. Get the mixed salad mezze. The kebap plate we enjoyed probably lowered the ratings for the other restaurants we ate at during our trip to Istanbul. For dessert, we had a confection that mixed vermicelli noodles...and mozzarella-type cheese. Sounds odd in words, but tasted very good. Highly recommended. xxx

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