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Vali Konagi Cad. Ak Kavak Sok. No:38/A | Tesvikiye, Sisli, Istanbul 34365, Turkey
902461306
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11:00 - 09:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 09:00
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Istanbul, Turkey
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288 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Tatbak has continued to serve since 1960 on Akkavak Street, Nişantaşı. Its adventure has begun in a basement floor with 3 tables in 1960. Now it is continue this adventure with a two-storey, 90 people capacity venue and newly renovated decoration. Tatbak is serving every day between 11:00-21:00 except Mondays. His founder, Hasan Katıkçı was came to Istanbul from Gaziantep... More 

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Thank KanGurular
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We tried lahmacun, yogurtlu kebab and kaymaklı kadayıf - I intentionally put the Turkish names here. All is great, just as they need to be prepared, especially the Kaymakli Kadayif dessert. Highly recommended as a local.

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Thank Kuntay K
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This historic kebap house has the best lahmacun in town. It was refurbished last year. The 2 halls are wide and comfortable. Service is very friendly and the staff know almost all customers for many years. My spicy, crusty lahmacun was great as usual. I then had an Ali Nazik which is grilled minced meet on a flat aubergine bed.... More 

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Thank nkohen
Marmaris, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

go there and eat everything on the menu nothing much to say, clean ,old fashioned, local kebab shop for nisantasi residents

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Thank Emiriko
Istanbul, Turkey
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103 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Since 1960 same place and same high quality turkish lahmacun and kebabs.. Well placed in fashion district of Istanbul it is perfect place for lunch break.. No alcohol drinks, friendly ambient..

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Thank Hakan S
Crown Point, Indiana
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427 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Tatbak is recommended by Anthony Bourdain as a good place to have Lehmecun. I order my Lahmacun with extra vegetables, parsley and tomatoes. They even have a Lahmacun with Lamb option, which is a rare thing among kebab houses. It is a bit pricey, but perfect food.

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Thank MrWarrenM
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I invited my out of country visitors to my neighbourhood Kebab House. They also knew this place for 50+ years so it was easy to order. We sat at the upper floor and it was really comfortable because the resaturant was not full in the meddle of Ramadan. The aircondition was very efficient at this hot summer afternoon. Sevice was... More 

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Thank nkohen
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This restaurant is a very old one dating to more than 50 years. They are in the same place for many years. They have renovated the place last year and it is very comfortable with enough space to move around. The staff is very friendly and kind of family now because of our past. Probably this has been my one... More 

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Thank nkohen
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The lahmacun here is absolutely delicious. It's so thin and flavorful. You may think, oh we can share one for the table, wrong! Do you self a favor and get your own because you won't want to share. Another dish I found delicious was the pistachio/beef kebab, you can actually taste chunks of pistachio inside.

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Valencia, Spain
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Wanted to go as had many great reviews about their Lahmacun. The restaurant is full of locals so that is always a good sign. I felt the food was not as good as other restaurants we ate in in Istanbul plus it was a little out of the way.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Turkish, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 09:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 09:00
Thursday
11:00 - 09:00
Friday
11:00 - 09:00
Saturday
11:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vali Konagi Cad. Ak Kavak Sok. No:38/A | Tesvikiye, Sisli, Istanbul 34365, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sisli
  • Neighbourhood: Sisli
  • Phone Number: 902461306

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Sisli
For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its chic streets are considered the very heart of contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of fashion and a thriving business district meet to create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and upscale shops abound with many of them situated inside or nearby Cevahir Istanbul, the biggest shopping mall in Europe and second biggest urban shopping mall in the world. Shopaholics and fashionistas travel from near and far to browse the area's mix of major global brand items and creations by popular Turkish designers.
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