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“Good experience - once you know the options”

Halil Ibrahim Sofrasi
Ranked #24 of 62 Restaurants in Van
Cuisines: Turkish
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Bucuresti, Romania
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Good experience - once you know the options”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

While in Van for 3 days, the main attraction (after you visited about everything in 1 day) was to look for a proper place to eat. We have chosen Halil Ibrahim Sofrasi based on the reviews here, and indeed, once you're aware of the options this is a good place to eat.
If you're into meat, there's probably quite a good variety to choose from. If you're vegetarian and besides you're trying to eat low fat, it might get difficult. Lentils soup and fried vegetables with ayran are among the few options you are left with, but good enough to have a nice dinner. Meat as I understood was very tasty and fresh here too.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A Good Place”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

It was the place in Van that we enjoyed very much. Especially "çiğköfte" was great. The man who serves us was very kind.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Outstanding Service and great food - well deserved NO1 in Van”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I ate here twice and on both occasions the food was great. It doesn't look much downstairs but upstairs its spotless with table cloths, well dressed waiters and a view over the street. The menu is extensive (but its in Turkish) and the waiters generally don't speak much English but they try. When I was seated Harun appeared. He introduced himself and asked if he could be of help in very adequate English . . . . seems the boss had sent him over to help me.

I just left it to him to order - he just gave you confidence he knew what you wanted. I went with his recommendations both nights and had two great meals. He really looked after me and even when he went to another section he kept drifting over the check everything was ok. Total cost was TL18 each night and I was FULL on leaving.

I was there early, at around 5 pm on both occasions, and even then it had a decent smattering of locals in there.

  • Visited September 2013
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Istanbul
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“An Excellent Restaurant in Van”
Reviewed 4 April 2013

We had a very good experience in this restaurant. The meals were delicious and the service was great. The kebabs are very reasonably priced. Go there before 8.00 PM because some selections on the menu may not be offered later. They are located very centrally on Cumhuriyet Boulevard next to Ziraat Bank.

Visited March 2013
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