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Sur Ocakbasi

Zeyrek Mah. Itfaiye Cad. No: 19 | Fatih, Fatih Kadinlar Pazari, Istanbul 34083, Turkey
+90 212 533 80 88
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb” (21 reviews)
“kebab” (25 reviews)
“rice” (9 reviews)
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Zeyrek Mah. Itfaiye Cad. No: 19 | Fatih, Fatih Kadinlar Pazari, Istanbul 34083, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If not all dishes, at least half of menu worth to try and taste. Therefore, you need visit at least one, but numerous to have it all. If your first visit, you can try “buryan kebap”, “sac tava” or “karisik kebap-mixed kebap platter” as main...More

Thank Serhat K. Y
Reviewed 28 August 2018

went to this restaurant because i saw it on Anthony's show and i always try to check his places out and as usual, his venue did not disappoint Sur Ocakbasi is a bit away from the old city but taking an UBER is about 18...More

Thank ekavis
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great quality food , well priced . Located outside tourists areas > no rip off here . Some prominent people visited this place , fast service , make sure your try their cold Ayran , it's Authentic. Recommended

Thank Moe I
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We have been in Istanbul for four days and following a very disappointing lunch time kebab we were lucky enough to come across this restaurant. We are here two of the 4 nights and came for desert on third. The mixed grill is brilliant, good...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We ate here 6 years ago and had wonderfully memories of sac kavurma. So once again in Stambul we came to check our memories. And their sac is still great. Located not in the main tourist area (what us a plus for me). Service quick...More

Thank Marek F
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Try "sac tava" and "peynirli irmik helva"... Mixed kebap and buryan are also good. Sac tava is one of typcial local dishes made from diced lamb meat cooked with vegetables in some sort of wok pan.

Thank Serhat K. Y
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

If you would like to taste the specialty of the house I would recommend the “Büryan”, lamb which will be baked in a fire hole, then chopped to small pieces and served on a fresh pide, i’d order their tasty ayran as a nice drink...More

Thank Ferhat G
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We went here as a part of a tour. We tasted almost all if their famous dishes and all of them were great. The highlight for me was the pit roasted lamb which was a little gamey but delicious nonetheless. Not to forget the ayran...More

Thank Austin R
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great local food for affordable price! My first advice is to taste ayran with kebab. BTW a lot of nice free of charge salads.

Thank Dmytro K
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

You should really try the house desert. It is like nothing else i.ve tasted in Istanbul. All the food was great, although I personally was a little disappointed by the buryan lamb, but there are a lot of great dishes to try. Friendly staff, free...More

Thank andrei g
Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of
Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community,
the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and
some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art
in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to
witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving
ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene
shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeyrek Mah. Itfaiye Cad. No: 19 | Fatih, Fatih Kadinlar Pazari, Istanbul 34083, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Fener & Balat
  • Neighbourhood: Fener & Balat
  • Phone Number: +90 212 533 80 88
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