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Reviewed 7 March 2020

The best of the best in istambul high quality food best service very friendly love the place highely recommended

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2019

Overall, the only reason I am giving this place 2 stars is because the meat in our kebap was very good. Service was poor and even rude, and the mezes tasteless and expensive. They bring a small plate with the same amount of meze if...it is for one or two people, but for two people, they will charge twice the amount on the menu, without telling you. I got the sense that this is not the way they treat locals, because we had neighbors near the pit having a better time and speaking turkish and laughing with the sour waiter. This place automatically adds a 20% tip for terrible service in the bill. I would not go again. I should have read the reviews before going because they have scammed quite a few people with the same move and ITS WRITTEN IN TRIPADVISOR! If only we had checked before. But now you´ve been warned.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 11 November 2019 via mobile

Very delicious food, we had spicy Adana and lamb skewers with salad and meze. It was delicious! The service is also very good. They are lovely friendly people.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

I have been to this place many times and this is my first destination after I arrive turkey every year. Kebabs are so tasty and fresh. Usta is friendly which makes this place more convenient. I highly recommend this place to anyone

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 8 May 2019

It is one of the best kebap houses in Istanbul ,Taksim Square area. You can find good quality meats and "mezes" in affordable prices. But be careful that the seating capacity is limited and its a little bit crowded especially in winter time.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

Food is just amazing, Kenan Usta is a very nice and welcoming person and a great chef. He feeds you with his own hands :) it is a small but really nice and authentic place, overall a really cool traditional Turkish barbeque and raki experience....Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

найкраще місце для турецького кебабу та ракі!!! kenan usta is very friendly. the atmosphere is very nice to chill with people. the best meat that You can ever eat.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

Very good restaurant mains guests are mainly locals, less tourists, food is amazing very tasty, at the end we were offered dessert for free.. Very recommended

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Stay away from this place. It is a total rip off. They will charge you double the price, when there are foreigners at the table. The food is not the best. The price that they charge is simply unbelievable.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

We went there 4 friends, had mezze they offered and one kebab and one cop shish and a 50ml Raki. Mezzes were not tasty att all, did not enjoy any of them, kebab was ok tasty but very fatty. And check was 600 turkish liras,which...we found it very expensive, if we knew we’ll pay this much we would have gone much better restaurant,they charged mezzes for 130 liras because they were ‘double’ well no one asked us if we wanted that way and it was not double portion. Their attitude was just wrong! Anyway will never go back and I reccomend you to do the same!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Kenan Usta Ocakbasi - Grill Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4