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Kenan Usta Ocakbasi - Grill Restaurant

Kurabiye Sokak, 18 | Istiklal Caddesi - Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 56 11
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
13 Jun 2018
“Good place”
14 Aug 2017
“Fantastic food and service!”
Restaurant Hours
Barbecue, Turkish, Halal
$$ - $$$
Kurabiye Sokak, 18 | Istiklal Caddesi - Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The food was good and cheap. The staff was very kind, we had free baklava and tea. The only thing that I feel mixed about is that we couldn't understand the bill. Would recommend anyway 😊

Thank pseudoalreadytaken
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

1  Thank Drissco
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Traditional Turkish grilled meat and vegetables, prepared right in front of you. The grill-master won't let you wait for the next bite. The little delicacies just keep on coming.

1  Thank minamartina
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 27 February 2017 via mobile

This place is the coziest and most authentic kebab experience you can have!. Sit at the grill "ocakbasi" as we say in Turkish. Sit with Kenan Usta himself for a delicious Turkish meal. Eat tons of mezes and grilled meats. Do not forget to drink...More

1  Thank cemiban
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to many Kebap restaurants so far in Istanbul but Kenan Usta is genuinely the best ever.Especially starters are really original and delicious.You feel like you are in really typical Turkish restaurant.Staff is helpful and always smile .It is clean and service never...More

Thank apartof
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant and tasty food i recommended. Staff very nice price also reasonable but the water in the toilet is very cold

Thank Duaa A
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Located just off Istiklal street. We were seated upstairs. Quiet. Friendly staff. Simple menu of classic grilled Turkish meat. Food was tasty and well presented. We liked the salads. No fresh juice, see we ordered Coke. After the meal we had fresh fruits and banana...More

Thank 605basheerk
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurabiye Sokak, 18 | Istiklal Caddesi - Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 293 56 11
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