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Safa Meyhanesi, Istanbul

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  • You like kunefe? Go there and have it with dondurma. Very good!! The sweets should also be good but didn't taste them.  more »
  • Safa Meyhanesi is one of must-visit restaurants in Istanbul. Not because of the variety of the cousine or beverages but solely for the simplicity and dignified atmosphere of the simplicity generates.....  more »
  • Typical "meyhane". 1- The original building is kept as it is. 2- The service is good in comparison to many famous places.. 3- The food is above average. (we tasted grilled kalamari , grilled...  more »
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  • Overrated. We stopped for lunch and just ordered some mezzes, which were nice but it was the lack of service we experienced and the extras on the rip-off side we got. Tried to charge us for a bottle of water (6TL), which we didn’t use - weren’t drinking rakı so this didn’t go down well with their profits from us. Then charged us for service of which there was very little - they were too busy on their phones as there was no one else eating!
  • Very traditional setup, been there for the food, the menu is simple with few options but food was very well done. If you are in the area and looking for a quality meal, then this place is highly recommended.
  • A 5 star tavern around that neighbourhood. I suggest you to give it a try. Cheers
  • Its some place that you can find easily. Because is almost ancient :) and standing right here more than 100 years. Once you are stepping in than you are understanding why. Delicious and fresh dishes and classic, no need any surprise right. Having backyard is giving nice spot for the nice and/or hot weather. No view and no music. And, that's what makes this place rare like classically Turkish pub. Because that is the place you can have nice dishes, Turkish Rakı and loonnggg conversations. Price is between average to moderate. Definitely not expensive. Vale is avaliable. No waitress keeping you disturbed.
  • Excellent kebab and kofte, great staff!
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