Close to Taksim Square, this ocakbasi is a must. Its large open grill under a copper hood in the middle of the restaurant is the main attraction.
The cook at the controls turns the skewers and regularly checks that the coals are hot. Regulars flock to the few seats around the grill, to be as close as possible to the show.
For starters, order mezze with bread and olive oil. The aubergine puree cooked on a wood fire is sublime, as are the grilled red peppers. For the main course, go for lamb chops or minced meat with garlic served with tomatoes, onions, and green pepper, and sweet chilli and parsley bread. Pair your meal with traditional raki – to be enjoyed in moderation of course!
Şehit Mahallesi İstiklal Caddesi Bekar Sokak No: 28
+90 212 293 39 51
Menu: around 40 TRY