Located on the Sea of Marmara coast just west of Kumkapi, this place serves excellent south-eastern Turkish cuisine. Starters include delicacies such ... More
Located on the Sea of Marmara coast just west of Kumkapi, this place serves excellent south-eastern Turkish cuisine. Starters include delicacies such as sharp and crumbly tulum cheese and walnut spread. Meat dishes include pistachio and minced lamb kebab, which is much less fatty than those found in less refined kebab shops. The içli köfte(consisting of large meatballs with a cracked wheat and walnut batter and a hint of cinnamon) are superb. There's a comfortable no-smoking section and excellent views of the sea. The set menu costs $16-$20 and includes three courses and unlimited drinks.
We asked our hotel to call and make reservations at Develi, and the restaurant offered to pick us up and return us after dinner for free. We were given a wonderful table looking over the Bosphorous on the roof and since it was chilly they had shawls for us to wear and heaters. The food was outstanding with many unique appetizers including a sweet pepper/walnut dip and a spinach dip with yogurt. The pistachio minced meat kebab was wonderful as was the spicy shish kebab.
This is one restaurant that we would definitely go back to when we visit Istanbul. It is a must for anyone who wants to experience great Turkish cuisine.
Mind you, Develi has 3 locations. The oldest one is in Samatya. These has very, very nice kebabs. Ask for a rooftop terrace table and you combine an excellent diner with stunning views on the Marmara Sea and the old city.
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