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Posted by H. Bear on 03/17/2006
My friend and I had dinner here this past Wednesday and for me it was a second time. For dinner we had their special appetizer, which were fishcakes, and their special entree, an eggplant stuffed with minced meat. While the specials were good, I would not get them a second time. There is nothing special about the presentation of the food and honestly it was not worth its price. However, because I've eaten there previously I know that they have very good appetizers and entrees on the regular menu. Also, if you are planning to have dinner here, I would suggest you call and make a reservation because the place is very popular with the locals.
Posted by Errol on 03/17/2006
Friendly helpful staff who try to please. Kitchen gets a little hectic but it produces superb food. It isn't fancy but it is a great sampling of Turkish cuisine. Go with a big selection of appetizers The entrees are good too. Wonderful atmosphere, especially in summer when the sides are open. Tables are cramped and small, often not big enough to hold the variety of plates and glasses that they bring out.
Posted by Heather L on 02/15/2006
Go for lunch or dinner and order a bunch of appetizers in lieu of an entree. The tzaziki is delish & bread is heavenly (I could make a meal out of just these items!!). Also found the wait staff isn't the most attentive, but not to the point where it's ever been an issue.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/08/2006
I would highly recommend Beyoglu. Best food for the price- split a bunch of appetizers and a salad and you will be set.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/12/2006
I've eaten in and ordered take-out from Beyoglu over the last two years on occasion, but not often enough to become recognized as a regular (it's far from my neighborhood). But must a patron be a regular to be treated well? I love the food, but the service, whether at table or takeout, is so lackadaisical and arrogant that I just won't go back. The restaurant is set up to be a reliable, laid-back neighborhood restaurant with tasty ethnic food, not the oasis of fabulousness the pretty but attitudinous staff seems to imagine it should be. Every time I go back the prices and policies have changed, and no one seems to care whether I leave happy or not. The vegetarian appetizer platter may haunt my dreams but I can satisfy that jones elsewhere without feeling ripped off. It's not quite as bad as the places that pretend to serve you but never bring you your order, but I'm always sorry when I come here, no matter how tasty (yes, even take-out!).
Posted by Anonymous on 10/14/2005
Decided to get some appetizers to split--was a good move. got 5 mezze. my favorites were the borek and the hummus. Spinach also a favorite at the table. many of the mezze are served cold--i would like them better warm, but still delish. wines are not too pricey (24-33 a bottle). i must say this: ladies watch the bathroom--when you lock the door, it still opens from the outside. bring a friend to stand watch if you can.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/29/2005
It's a gem of a place. Except that it sucks they don't deliver anymore. Anyway, great food great price.