An ocakbaşı is a barbecue restaurant – traditionally with a long, hardwood, charcoal grill and a large copper chimney hood that dominates the restaurant. Zubeyir Ocakbaşı is one of the best. Opt to sit up at the grill so you can watch the chef work his magic. The focus here (as with all ocakbaşı) is on grilled meat but there are plenty of meze dishes on offer, too. The secret of a really good ocakbaşı, though, is in the atmosphere. People visit Zubeyir not only for the great food but to have a great time. Come for a lively night out in Beyoğlu and you’ll start to see how fun this amazing city really is.
In Beyoğlu, on the majestic Istiklal Street, you’ll discover shops, eateries and the leading contemporary Turkish art galleries and institutions. As night falls, particularly in the Tunel district, bistros, cocktail bars and burger joints mingle with traditional Turkish meyhanes. Hip crowds of young professional Turks sway to jazz, electronica and Balkan groove while traditional-suited musicians wind their way from table to table, instruments and drums in hand, all blending to create the vibrant cacophonic glory that is Istanbul at night.
Bekar Sokak No.28, Beyoğlu
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