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“Delicous Anatolian Cuisine, Friendly Staff, Clean and Nice Food”

Gastra Restaurant & Pub
Ranked #1,819 of 14,608 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: US$15 - US$50
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Neighbourhood: Besiktas
Description: Gastra is a project of a young team dreaming of standing against fast-food, serving Anatolian and neighbour cuisines, cooking freely, unrestictedly, mainly in traditional ways but sometimes a little experimentally.
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very delicious Turkish cuisine, good quality wines, good music and ambiance, friendly and kind staff. Strongly recommended for delicious and clear food. Prices are normal. Clean and kind people. The only place you can eat Antalya Piyazı in İstanbul. You should try Likya wines.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Gastra is a restaurant and pub offering tastes from Anatolia and kitchens of our neighbours in Beşiktaş. The meaning of gastra in Greek is the name of plates like pot, stew or tray. The chief of the Gastra, Derin Bey worked as chef Çiya Restaurant before. The experiences he gained there was also using here and improving yourself. The venue has been opened only 4-5 months ago. They are located in a four storeys, old Greek building. There is a terrace on the top floor. They are located in the more calm part of Beşiktaş not in the crowded and lively area. By the way they are producing a lot of products like dumpling, bread, yogurt, noodle and sherbet by themselves. Their flower sherbet was very successful. There were different wine and beer kinds in pub section. Especially their terrace is very ideal for summer evenings. There were also a few tables in the outside of the venue. You can also sitting in open air there.
I tried kibbe with lentil as starter. Its crust was like stuffed meatball. It consisted of cracked wheat, green lentil, onion, walnut. They are using yogurt with tahini and spices as sauce. Its taste was falafel. Antalya style kidney beans salad is a recipe from homeland of Derin Bey. I tried anchovy with tahini as main course. Anchovies were fried coated with tarhana (sundried food made of curd, tomato and flour). It was served with greenery and tarator ( garlic walnut and bread crumbs) sauce. They has succeded to make a tasty and matching offering. There were three kinds of dessert. Angel's hair dessert, pudding with tangerine and tahini halva with pistachio. I could not try any dessert because of I was full but I wondered the halva. I advise Gastra for different tastes and pub experience. #KanGurular

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Positive: smiley, friendly service. Tables and toilets clean.
Mediocre: food ok in the price quality.
Negative: prepare for the slow service and waiting.
Would i go back - maybe if in the neighborhood.
Would i travel to visit again - not worth it.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed 9 January 2017
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