Yirmibir Ocakbaşı Istanbul

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Yirmibir Ocakbaşı – House o’ flames

Fireside dining in Yirmibir (21) Ocakbasi is my favorite winter activity. I have a lot of reasons. It is located in Beyoglu, in the historical Passage Hazzopulo, which is a special reminder of the historic abundance of Istanbul. 

Yirmibir Ocakbaşı is a meeting point for me and my closest circle. It’s a grill restaurant with an open fire pit in the middle. Every time I think of eating kebab and raki, it is the first place that comes to my mind.

The owners have two restaurants across the street from each other: Yirmibir and Kevok Ocakbasi. Yirmibir has a more historical touch in architecture, interior and ambience. It is ideal for small groups and couples. Kevok has a little modern touch and is more like a fine dining restaurant and better for large groups.

There are 3 floors in Yirmibir and the ground floor is my favorite one. Sitting around the Ocak and watching my dinner being cooked is a mouthwatering experience. Adana Kebab, shish kebab, and Gavurdagi salad, grilled eggplant meze are all must-taste. Don’t forget to try their homemade turnip juice with hot sauce.  I have to add that the service is unbeatable and the staff incredibly lovely and friendly. Have a nice dinner!

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Hazzo Pulo Pasajı No:116/3D, Istanbul

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Opening Times

12:00 - 02:00 daily


Adana kebab: TL 28


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)