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Mini Dondurma

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Bebek Mah. Cevdet Pasa Cad. No:38/A | Bebek, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

One of the best ice cream shops in Istanbul! The tiny little shop max 5m2, offering a wide variety of ice cream flavors. Do not forget to say hi and grab at least one scoop! The flavors and tastes that you cannot find anywhere at this perfection: Rose & Fig & Mastic. Bon Appetit!

Thank Gül Zeynep G
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

This small (its the size of a small kiosk) offers the most delicious ice cream in the entire city. They make their ice cream using real fruits, nuts and chocolate. If you are in the neighborhood, definitely taste a scoop (2 turkish liras per scoop) of this heavenly ice cream. Even if you're in the neighborhood, the ice cream itself... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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Reviewed 8 October 2014

If you are around Bebek, Istanbul, this shop has the best ice cream in town...Due to its 1 mt window shop, it can be easily missed while driving... As in their name this shop is more like a kiosk, yet has all kind of ice cream with reasonable prices, 2 TL per scoop...My favorites were hazelnut, raspberry and mulberry...Highly recommended...

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Baabdat, Lebanon
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

a landmark in the Bebek area of Besiktash; the "mini" in it's name proves proper as you might pass by it without noticing it is there. a small, below road level shop offering juicy traditional ice cream flavours by a humorous elderly (the owner); and don't hesitate tasting before making your choice. TIP: enjoy your ice cream walking down the... More 

Thank boutrosaya
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Mini Dondurma is a traditional İce Cream seller in Bebek , my father love their ice cream because it's great , just eat it one time and after you'll love it !

Thank HalukCalin
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

Tiny hole in the wall ice cream stand, on the same spot since 1968. A hold out against the rising tide of yuppification in the neighborhood. Wide variety of flavors, all fresh. Two scoops for 4TL. Strawberry and pistachio are my favorites.

Thank Bill W
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248 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

Mini dondurma is a landmark for Bebek and a summer time classic. You will know why it is called mini when you see the tiny shop on the street. However flavors are mega! My favorite is the 'güllaç' with rose flavor.

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  • Address: Bebek Mah. Cevdet Pasa Cad. No:38/A | Bebek, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Besiktas
  • Neighbourhood: Besiktas
  • Phone Number: 2571070

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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