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Barba Vasilis Rum Meyhanesi

Yavuz Sultan Selim Mahallesi, Abdulezelpasa Caddesi No: 97 | Fener, Fatih, Istanbul 34083, Turkey
+90 531 947 93 93
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
9 Mar 2018
“Tasty appetizers warm atmosphere and beautiful tavern”
3 Jun 2016
“delicious food great atmosphere”
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
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Yavuz Sultan Selim Mahallesi, Abdulezelpasa Caddesi No: 97 | Fener, Fatih, Istanbul 34083, Turkey
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Near seaside of golden horn and easily reach to there. Foods are really special and very tasty. Feiday saturday lovely tavern music. Octopus, mussel with cabbages are tasty

Thank Erol O
Reviewed 4 June 2016

had a group dinner 2 weeks. firstly location is one of the best place in Balat area . Food is very delicious and service is great . staff is really helpful and professional. The music ,performed by the Greek artist , reminds you all popular...More

Thank tahirkarabas
Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you're in Istanbul and craving Greek seafood meze (thalassinous mezedes), you need to stop and see Barba Vassilis. Set in a charming setting next to the Troya Balat hotel, the food is delicious, light, and plentiful, service is friendly - all you need now,...More

Thank Ezra_travels
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

It is a real Greek restaurant with delicious sea food. The owner wellcame us and he did his best to give us the best place. Food is fresh and perfect. Thanks to the all team

Thank Gonul E
Semiha H, Yönetici at Barba Vasilis Rum Meyhanesi, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your kind review and kind words. As you mentioned this is an authentic Greek restaurant with its food, music and atmosphere. You are always welcome to our restaurant. Regards, Barba Vasilis

Reviewed 23 November 2015

This restaurant was an unexpected bonus for me as a guest to the adjoining hotel Troya Balat. Room service was from this same kitchen. Vasili's tables for breakfast or dinner was always a pleasure. Big nights include gifted musicians who can play up a storm....More

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Try grilled octopus and calamari here. One of the best you can eat outside Greece. Nothing was bad, everything was just perfect just like told us by advice

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Reviewed 1 August 2015

We went to this place because it was advised by our host from the old Istanbul Stay appartments. The place was packed, but they had a table left for us in a bit of a backroom. Then they gave us a drink a let us...More

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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, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yavuz Sultan Selim Mahallesi, Abdulezelpasa Caddesi No: 97 | Fener, Fatih, Istanbul 34083, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Fener & Balat
  • Neighbourhood: Fener & Balat
  • Phone Number: +90 531 947 93 93
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Barba Vasilis, is a small Greek taverna&restaurant, situated in the historical Balat district of Istanbul, in the ground floor of a boutique hotel, Troya Balat. The manager, Vasilis, born in Istanbul as a member of the local Greek minority, spent his life both in Turkey and Greece. After finally returning to Istanbul, his beloved city, Vasilis wanted to do what he loved most, and opened BrbaVasilis, in a district of Istanbul, Balat, where 'Istanbullu's (Istanbulers) from all ethnic backgrounds used to live, as well as a sizeable Greek minority. Soon after the opening, the Greek mezes, grilled octopuses, and other selected dishes which Vasilis cooked loyal to the heritage of the local Greek cuisine, had become a favorite of 'Istanbullu's.
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