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Local cuisine, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
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Urfa Birecikli Hamdi Arpacı 1960’lı yılların sonuna doğru İstanbul’ a geldi. Eminönü Yeni Camii’nin yanında bulunan otoparkın köşesinde ilk tezgahını açtı… Bir küçük ızgara ve seyyar tezgahı ile 7 yıl boyunca esnafa ve gelen müşterilere leziz kebap çeşitlerini sundu. Hamdi Usta’nın yaptığı kebaplar günden güne ünlendi. Gün geçtikçe müşteri sayısı artan Hamdi Usta, aynı otoparkın köşesinde Hamdi Et Lokantasını kurdu.18 yıl boyunca hizmet verilen bu mekânda, Güneydoğu bölgesinin benzersiz lezzetteki kebaplar otantik özellikleri ve hazırlanış biçimleri korunarak müşteriye sunuldu. Restaurantın bulunduğu yerin önce 3 katını sonra diğer katlarını da alarak, şuan bulunulan 5 katlı mekân oluşturuldu.
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had lunch at hamdi. The food was amazing and the top floor window table is wonderful to enjoy this very special food. The veg options are not many but the kebabs are really tasty. I was recommended this restaurant by my cousin and it...lived up to that expectation. Must visit this restaurant!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was excellent .Highly recommended and price was very reasonable. We tried several plates and all of us enjoyed the meal and sire will visit next time.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed yesterday

Known as one of the best restaurant in Istambul, and really it is. Excellent food and an extraordinary view of the city. an excellent experience we recommend

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Istanbul , we had delicious food with great service and view, highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best food expetience in Kostantinopole. The food impeccable service as well as it can be and the location so great. A must go

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was 8 evening, there was leaving and entering people, when we become inside my 4 years daughter stuck in the round turning door, then suddenly the welcoming man star yelling in roud way "full full full " ,I shucked because I never used to...be roud like this I just ask my wife that we have to leave we are not welcome, and that was not enough he turned to the next family and smiled to each other, literally destroyed my vacation. We are a respectful family like most families on this earth and deserve equal treatment i do not need to mention our degrees or our social level, because it should be the reference to treatment Any way this is my story with this restaurantMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Nothing excellent... Good atmosphere, fair prices. Fresh food, good service, nice place and view. Good value for money

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was super delicious but prices are really high.it has a great veiw and we were lucky to find a table near the window and enjoyied a view of the bosphore and galata bridge and lots of segalls. the kunafa was not very good

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table a few weeks ahead of our visit to Istanbul and requested a seat on the terrace, which the restaurant was able to provide. Our first impression was that the views were amazing and that we'd picked a great place for our...last night in the city. We ordered starters and a main course each, and besides my first choice starter being unavailable everything arrived in a reasonable amount of time and tasted great. However less than 10 minutes into our visit they closed our terrace window (the only one they closed out of 3). We asked for it to be opened again so that we could continue to take photos but they refused as another table further inside the restaurant complained they were cold. It was over 20 degrees outside so it was not cold! We noticed that table was brought blankets and had other windows that could be closed to provide shelter so this was very disappointing. After we'd eaten we waited over 20 minutes for our plates to be cleared. They asked if we wanted dessert and brought us menus. Another 15-20 minutes passed by and so when the waiter eventually came back I asked for the bill as I was fed up of being ignored. The restaurant was not full either, and the waiter did keep coming to our area to serve other tables nearby, so it is not clear why he was so ignorant toward us. We got the bill, put the correct money in the folder and handed it to another waiter on our way out, as I didn't want to be left waiting ages again just to pay. Outside we stopped to decide which direction to go in next and our waiter came running after us saying there was nothing on the table. We said we'd given it to a different waiter but we think he meant there was no tip on the table. You don't get a tip when the service is this bad! So overall food was good but the service lets the place down and I wouldn't recommend this to other travellers.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! Amazing views!!! A must visit when in Istanbul! Make a reservation at the 3rd floor to get the best view of Eminonu port and the Bosphorus! Very reasonable prices!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a reservation on Sunday Aug 29 for 1. 30 pm. I was made to wait for 20 minutes to get seated. Then call the waiter atleast 3 times to take order finally at 2 15pm after explaining that i had to leave for...airport. Pista kebabs were good but both kibe and kebabs were cold and very dry. They seemed to busy to cater to the the big tourists in house from other countries.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

Very much over rated restaurant. The restaurant is of an average cleanliness. The food is of an average Turkish cuisine and of limited variety. Even the appetizers are of a much less variety and quality than a similarly rated Turkish restaurants. I would not go...againMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 August 2022 via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by one of the shop owners from the Bazaar. It’s a great location with good quality Turkish food. The servers speak English and deliver a prompt service. They recommend you not to over order and deliver excellent service. After...we paid we realized we wanted to hav le turkish tea and reordered. When we requested for the tea bill, they made it complimentary - amazing generosity 🤲👊More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

We went there with our tour guide as she recommend the place. As we sat they just gave us some time to choose our food but the food I chose was kebab that made with meat and some bits that were very hard and chewy....I didn’t like it as the dish in overall was very poor in quality.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022 via mobile

When you are on the mood for some authentic Turkish food in Istanbul, the perfect choice is Hamdi Restaurant. This is located in Eminonu area, facing the golden horn. If you want to sit in the rooftop area, best is to get a reservation done....Otherwise you can get accommodated on one of the many floors or even the patio in front. The variety of turkish food is ample and you can select based on your taste buds. Wide variety of vegies, lamb, beef and chicken are available. Highly recommended a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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parrotandcat
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Response from HamdiRestaurants | Property representative |
Hello, No we dont have it :) Sincerely, Şevket Arpaci Board Member
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parrotandcat
9 November 2018|
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Response from danielapetrescu | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't. This is not a fancy restaurant. :)
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Response from HamdiRestaurants | Property representative |
Hello dear guest! You can make a reservation by calling 444 64 63 Greetings from İstanbul! Best regards,
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Hamdi Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4