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Boncuk

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Neighbourhood:
Beyoglu
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Nevizade St. 19, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 243 1219
Today
13:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 02:00
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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

The waiters were really pushy and they were smoking next to us while we were eating. They brought us a big bottle of water although we hadn't ordered that, of course we had to pay it in the end. I ordered lamb chops, one of those was a bit raw. Overall the food was below average.

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Thank ronicic
Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Nice little restaurant in the heart of Nevizade street near Istiklal street. Service really attentive, good food for very fair price. You can seat at the terrasse and feel modern Istanbul atmosphere

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Faro, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Noisy restaurant. Awful service. And the food doesn't worth the visit. They surcharge stupidly the tourists. So go eat somewhere eles.

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Thank jfmarq
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

They have lots of pictures of their food but what you see is not what you get. We ordered shish kebab that showed two skewers but the dish delivered came with one. Not that good either.

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1 Thank Casey N
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

We had a great dining experience at this restaurant. A carefully supervised restaurant by the owner (many situations are resolved by the owner - he and she - who is actively involved so that customers feel good), extremely crowded but it offers a pleasant atmosphere and delicious food. The restaurant also offers a wide variety of wines.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

Boncuk is one of many small restaurants crowding both sides of the narrow Nevizade alley. We arrived on the day of the Dortmund/Galatasaray soccer match (which ended badly for Galatasaray) but the street was packed with Galata fans in full colors and singing and chanting from one restaurant to be answered by more of the same from others. We sat... More 

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Thank Tom M
Aix-en-Provence, France
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

The secret is let the manager choose your fish. Take the fish it choose for you. It's fresh ans tasty. I had a bonito from marmara: excellent. Mezze too is very good and fresh. And this, you can make your choice from a selection of 20 different mezze that the waiter bring at your table.. It's crowded and noisy and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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213 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

Our Raki wad served with a variety of delicios small plates of dips, fish and cheeses. This was followed by succulent lamb skewers and whole grilled fish.

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Thank paloma057
New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Check ur bill!!! First, we ordered two bottles of beer but only bought us one, and the bill still showed for the price of two. Later, we complained they took this amount out of total. They offered us house coffee was a con! After we left, We found out that we got conned for Kuver 16tl, Garsoniye 12.27tl, Indirim 2.27tl.... More 

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New York
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Had several meals in this restaurant over the course of my 10 day stay in Istanbul and I have to say this place had the freshest seafood out of all the places we've tried. Try the calamari here - they are out of this world!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 02:00
Monday
13:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 02:00
Thursday
13:00 - 02:00
Friday
13:00 - 02:00
Saturday
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nevizade St. 19, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 243 1219

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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