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Kenan Usta Kebap Restaurant

Kurabiye Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 56 11
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“sweetbreads” (5 reviews)
“ciger” (2 reviews)
“meat kebab” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, Halal
$$ - $$$
Kurabiye Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey
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1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I'm too lazy to write a description, but the service and food here are amazing. Best Turkish food we had.

Thank Sillas L
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times now, over many years, always amazingly fresh meze, great ciger and fantastic kebab! This is how it should be, they stick with the traditional menu and traditional atmosphere, a real must for tourists and locals!

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

...that you know the things you do. Kenan and his team definitely do!!! It was the best Kebab I have ever had. Extremely tasty, lot of choice in meet and side dishes like salads, sauces, etc. and authentic. Don't forget to have a dessert and...More

Thank Drissco
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

A great culinary experience, fantastic service and extraordinary food. What I love about this place is how the master chef takes care of you. If you are seated on the table around the grill, he hands these tiny kebab wraps which are just amazing

Thank gürkan mert b
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Located very close to Taksim, Kenan's place is a convenient Turkish kebab place that will not disappoint you. Being on a street parallel to Istiklal, it can be a good dinner place before evening action. Sweetbread and lever skewers grilled on charcoal are delicates specialities....More

Thank ferid71
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

the staff was friendly and service was good. starter i ordered a mix starters all of them were good. and they pass me a free platter kabab the Kabab was fine. Tikka half of the pieces were only white pieces of fat instead of meat....More

Thank AdelNabeel
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We had a great food experience at Kenan Usta. The kebaps were tender, tasteful and marvelous. The hummus was amazing! The staff was very kid, friendly and explained the Turkish way to eat kebap, which was good for ur because it was our first time....More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

If you are around Taksim, this place is one of the best option, if you are looking something typical Turkish kebap. I deeply recommend you "kulbasti", "bobrek/kidney" and "ciger/liver"

Thank Semih K
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I have been here already twice, with a group of international colleagues. Both times we had a good time: honest, good quality meat, prepared on the spot, drinking some raki and enjoy nice sidedishes (some very spicy!). The second time I was "prepared" and refuse...More

Thank chitza
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We went there after a suggestion of a Turkish friend we mad during the Bosporus tour. We were a group of 6 people, and as soon as we entered the downstairs place the staff welcomed us, and made us feel very comfortable. They started bringing...More

Thank Dennis7gr
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurabiye Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 56 11
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