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Hunkar Restaurant

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Mim Kemal Oke St. Nr:21 | Nisantasi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 225 4665
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Devon
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, described as Ottoman style but really conventional Turkish - no criticism, faultless, as was the service. But overpriced and we left with a feeling of it being so. Famed for a well stocked wine cellar, bottles started from £28-30. prosecco was £36, all very expensive for Istanbul. Decor not particularly inspiring unless one manages to secure a window... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Its one of the best Ottoman restaurant in Istanbul. High quality, very good servise, delicoussss... Highly recommend! Must be see ...

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Thank KAREN N
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Traditional Turkish food in a classy ambiance. Their Fish and Helva are delicious as well as the starts.

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Thank sanaalhindi
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

we were there for lunch in december with a turkish friend. great food, lots of choiches, all very tasty. better go early because at peak time it get's full

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Thank Max R
Verona, Italy
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265 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The atmosphere of this restaurant is very traditional and nevertheless elegant. Food is great and service excellent

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Thank Claudio D
Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I was never disappointed...authentic tasty Turkish cuisine in a traditional atmosphere...The owners family is cooking since the 1950th, which is in a certain sense a guaranty of top quality, especially as the restaurant is sucessful since then. The seasonal menu and the different dishes proposed are equally appreciated by foreigners and locals. We love it....try it out...

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Thank Ralph R
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This place claims to serve Ottoman cuisine but the food was just run of the mill mediterranean and frankly, quite uninteresting. I ordered a potato salad with octopus and lamb stew. Octopus looked exciting as it was a hug leg on top of a heap of potato. But I was disappointed when I bit into it as it wasn't fresh... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were recommended both by our Hotel and Time Out to come here. Arrived a bit early and all looked good. Suggested some main dishes for us to order. We were given starters and told to eat them slowly! By 7.00 pm we had finished first course. After 20 mins we asked were our main course was. Told five minutes... More 

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East Kingston, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Three of us, all American, went to Hunkar on the recommendation of our Turkish lawyer who said it was the best Ottoman food in the center of the city. The food was excellent but our waiter clearly saw that we were tourists and brought us twice as much food as we wanted, despite being told that we did not want... More 

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Thank cdfarmer
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Most classical receipts of the turkish cuisine are served in a proper manner. The deco is suitable and very clean.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish, Mediterranean, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mim Kemal Oke St. Nr:21 | Nisantasi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sisli
  • Neighbourhood: Sisli
  • Phone Number: +90 212 225 4665

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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