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“Genuine Kebab experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocakbasi

Ocakbasi
Ranked #8 of 85 Restaurants in Urgup
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Genuine Kebab experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

A true kebab place ! (With good value for money)
You've got to bear in mind that it is mainly the ground-meat (here, minced in front of youby the chef with a special knife) Adana Kebab which is meant when talking about "kebab" in Turkey.
And the chef here surely knows how to cook it like it is done in the country-reknown region of Adana.
Somehow the chef also shows excellent skills in cooking other lamb cuts, and also veal, barbecue-style.
A definite winner for meat lovers, which made me feel compelled to write a comment after eating there two nights in a row.
P.S.: I am from Adana :)

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Disappointing evening”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

We dined here as a family, 5 of us in April. Ordered lentil soup, not available. Asked for chicken of some sort, either wings or kebab, no chicken. Eventually we ordered a mixed plate of kebabs and when it arrived no effort was made to present it. When it come to taste, not seasoned enough, bland and tough. Served with roast potatoes, microwave style, hard in the centre. Decor in need of tlc and our overall experience was one of a disappointment evening. When the bill arrived, we were surprised to say the least, 175 TL (around £65). All in all, meatwise, we were served a skewer of kofte, a skewer of lamb shish kebab, 4 pieces of beef (which were rather tough) and 4 meat balls. The salad was ok, reasonably seasoned, and the cacik (the cucumber and yoghurt dip) was the only decent thing we had. The owner was nice enough but overall they just failed to deliver. They paid no attention to detail and the whole place was just too rusty looking and in need of care. This place was recommended by our hotel to us and I was not impressed. They did not represent an ocakbasi restaurant at all, not like how I expected, or at least not like the ones we are used to here in London.

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The real Turkish Kebab”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

This is the place local turks actually go to have a barbecue! I had an Adana Kebab and my wife had an Aubergine Kebab. Actually, I had a second main dish so good the 1st was! Don't forget to ask for THE amazing grilled cheese desert. It could be on any world top restaurant!

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Merrtt Island, Florida
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79 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Eat where the Locals do.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

A nice place but somewhat hidden away on the second floor in the center of town, one street behind the main street. They serve the standard Turkish fare and many of the locals frequent it, in other words "good food". Also a great place to sit and take a break from sightseeing and enjoy some Turkish çay (tea) or Turkish Coffee. The prices very reasonable and the service is good. I have eaten here numerous times over the years and have enjoyed it everytime.

  • Visited December 2011
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Hailey, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not a bad find in urgup”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2011

It took us a while to find this restaurant which is on the top two floors near the bus station. We sat on the rooftop terrace which was quite pleasant. There are large wooden tables with white table clothes and potted spruces. The service was good. The food (we are foodies) was fair/good. Plenty of mezes to choose from with excellent pitas from the oven. We had the chicken kabob which was only ok. The one thing that we did not like was the fact that they opened water for us without asking and then charged us 5 tl for a bottle that we did not drink because we ordered beers. We choose this restaurant after heading to ziggy's and not liking the menus or the prices. Overall we were satisfied with our choice.

  • Visited June 2011
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