Zübeyir, the best kebabs in Istanbul

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Zübeyir, the best kebabs in Istanbul

Trust your nose and order in total confidence in one of the most sought after ocakbasi (grill) restaurants of the city to enjoy kebabs and meze.

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 meze with bread and olive oil. The aubergine puree cooked on a wood fire is sublime, as is the house salad topped with a sauce of pomegranate extract. For the main course, go for beef or lamb skewers, 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!

Zübeyir Ocakbaşı
Şehit Mahallesi İstiklal Caddesi Bekar Sokak No: 28
34435 Beyoğlu

+90 212 293 39 51


Menu: around 25 TRY