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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
13 Jun 2018
“Good place”
2 weeks ago
“ridiculously expensive bill”
Restaurant Hours
Barbecue, Turkish, Halal
$$ - $$$
Kurabiye Sokak, 18 | Istiklal Caddesi - Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

tragically expensive, and not honest restaurant. every meze comes DOUBLE but you learn that when see the bill. YOU CAN EAT CHEAPER AT LUXURY BOSPHORUS RESTAURANTS. dont waste your money. yeah,they made us sad.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Damian A
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...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BasakErtunc
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 😊

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2017
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!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank tomvhte
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

Date of visit: March 2017
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.

Date of visit: March 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank apartof
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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