10 best kebab restaurants in Istanbul

Updated: Jan 5

We believe in the concept of on-site cooking and we do not neglect the possibility that the kebabs we will eat in Adana or Urfa will be the best kebabs in the world. However, we can also promise that the kebabs on our list of the best kebab restaurants in Istanbul will not make us say "Oh, this kebab was in Adana".


In short, whenever you want to eat kebab, the best kebab restaurants in Istanbul, where you can go with peace of mind and great appetite !

Note: This content was first published on August 16, 2014 and updated on February 21, 2020.


Hamdi Restaurant


In our opinion, eating kebab and sitting in the view of Galata, Bosphorus and Sultanahmet on the one hand is much more luxurious than going to Paris for breakfast. Hamdi (also known as Hamo), which serves in Eminönü with 17 different kebabs, makes this luxury easy. Pistachio kebab also makes it very nice.

Let's not go without saying that he also has branches in Şişli and Pera, and we send you off to his address in Eminönü, our favorite.



Address: Tahmis Cad. Kalçın Sokak No: 11 Eminonu, Istanbul


Baghdad Ocakbasi


The only road you know in Güngören is or should be the road to Bağdat Ocakbaşı. Those who know that the delicacies around the corner often make you eat their fingers should close their eyes and order a wrap from the menu at Bağdat Ocakbaşı.

Also, keep in mind that there are many regulars of İçli meatballs and lamb skewers. Then, if you say "Not without eating a dessert", you can order your künefes while you are still eating your kebabs. Hot Hot. Mis.


Address: Merkez Mahallesi Tayfun Sokak No: 8/10 Güngören, Istanbul


Uzunlar Kebap


We are in a kebab restaurant whose slogan is "No name or no profit". From Adana to Urfa, there are delicious options for every palate in the menu, from chicken and lamb skewers to liver. Even if the treats they provided with the table before doubled our appetite, do not forget to fill your stomach with them and leave a bottle of space.

The pitas, grills, doner kebabs and wraps in the menu will also confuse your mind. You probably won't be able to decide for a while which one to eat. That's why we suggest you go as a large group of friends and tell the different dishes on the menu. So you can find the opportunity to taste less than all of them.



Address: Pendik Coastline No.1 Business Pendik, Istanbul


Develi Kebab


Develi, which is also on our list of the best taste stops of Samatya , has been serving in Samatya and also in different districts of Istanbul since 1966.

We cannot help but recommend that you eat pistachio kebab in Develi's first pain in Samatya, but if you do not go to Samatya, you can visit its branches in various places such as Nişantaşı, Etiler, Florya, Kalamış, Ataşehir and Tuzla.


Address: Gümüşyüzük Sk. No: 7 Samatya, İstanbul


Adana Ocakbasi


Istanbul's most enjoyable Ocakbasi suggestion comes from Kurtuluş, which still retains its cozy neighborhood atmosphere. Adana Ocakbaşı, which breaks new ground in kebab in your peace.


The kebabs of the place, which has the motto "the right address for kebab", are prepared with meat from Balıkesir Gönen. Adana, Urfa, vegetables, lamb shish, küşleme, onion, eggplant, ribs are among the varieties of kebab that you can stomach in one sitting.

Tens of gourmets gave full marks to this place, which is why they did not open a second branch because they valued the spirit of the place and the sensitivity of its regulars. Such a sensitive, thoughtful place. We love him.



Adana Ocakbaşı Address: Bozkurt District, Ergenekon Street, Baysungur Street, No 2 / D, Şişli, Istanbul


Kaşıbeyaz Bosphorus


If you want to enjoy a delicious kebab in a peaceful and decent environment, you can choose Kaşıbeyaz Bosphorus, one of the most preferred and popular addresses of the city.

On the menu, the favorites are together again: Adana kebab, Urfa kebab, poppy kebab, grand vizier kebab, classic paste kebab, vegetable spring kebab, oruk kebab, tomato kebab, eggplant kebab, lamb shish kebab, shashlik kebab, pistachio kebab and many more ...


It is entirely up to your taste buds to choose from these mouth-watering and appetizing tastes, but we also recommend a foamy ayran and delicious appetizers.


Address: Yeniköy Mahallesi, Köybaşı Cd. No: 10, 34464 Sariyer, Istanbul


Antakya Cuisine


This place, which defines itself as "kitchen without sign", serves on the top floor of a building in Beyoğlu. After you find the correct address, you can climb the stairs without hesitation in this delicious place, as you can see from the name, you can open with appetizers flavored with the enormous spices of Antakya cuisine.


Then, it is impossible for you not to have difficulty in making your kebab choice. Because here you are greeted by a variety of hot and non-bitter kebabs: Paper kebab, cubed kebab, sausage kebab, sini kebab, minced meat kebab...


Carefully bringing products from Antakya is one of the reasons to collect all points.


Address: Katip Mustafa Çelebi MH.K Küçükparmak Kapı Sk. No.9 K.5 Taksim-Beyoğlu, Istanbul


Çiya Sofrasi


Defining itself as "the garden of lost cultures and forgotten flavors", this place has been serving since 1987, easy to speak. Since it has not compromised its quality for many years, the number of regulars is increasing day by day.


A wide range of kebabs from the delicious kebabs that you cannot easily find elsewhere are waiting for you: Hot minced meat kebab, cartlak kebab, Çiya kebab, Frenk kebab, sour kebab, Gülbahar kebab, Aleppo dish, cubed kebab, oruk kebab, Kilis pan, Eggplant Kebab, Garlic Kebab and many more options...


Before you go to the menu, make sure to take a look and make your decision, otherwise you may have to examine the menu for a long time in order to avoid any taste.


Address: Caferağa District, Güneşlibahçe Street, No 43 / A, Kadıköy, Istanbul


MK Barbecue Pleasure


It becomes one of the most popular places in Beyoğlu. Delicious portioned kebabs must be tasted in the place where students admire their wraps. From Adana to Urfa, chicken shish heart bottle, lemon kebab rubbish bottle, yoghurt kebab, tomato or eggplant kebab are a taste for every palate.



Let's also say that there are delicious vegetarian dishes for those who don't eat meat.


Address: Şehit Muhtar District, Öğüt Street, No 8, Beyoğlu, İstanbul


Sehzade Cag Kebab


While talking about kebab restaurants, we wanted not to finish our list without mentioning the cag kebab, whose fame has already exceeded the borders of Erzurum and even the borders of the country, we said that we should close with Şehzade Cag Kebap, one of the first addresses that come to mind in the city.


We are talking about a legend that even those who have never eaten cag kebab before ask for a few more skewers right after they have tasted it, and it is almost impossible to calculate how many skewers are eaten. Like Turkish Delight!


Address: Hoca Paşa, Hoca Paşa Sk. No: 6, istanbul