Şeyhmuz Kebap is good alternative around Istanbul’s Old City area. This eatery doesn’t have many tables, neither inside nor out.The indoor is framed with photos decorating the walls showing the Mardin region. Mardin is a city in the Southeast of Turkey and it’s nearly a food paradise of Anatolia. They are serving Mardin region-inspired kebabs.
All the meat at Şeyhmuz Kebap is prepared by a special traditional method of mincing with a Zırh, a double-handed rounded knife, instead of using a mechanical meat mincer. My favorite choices are the Şeyhmuz Kebap and Mardin Kebap. The Seyhmuz Kebap is one of their specialties. It has minced beef, mixed herbs and spices, pistachios, grilled tomatoes and green peppers.
Şeyhmuz Kebap is a must try, but don’t leave it for too late in the day as it only stays open until the daily supply of choice cuts has run out.