Köşebaşı was voted as one of “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” by the 14,000 members of Conde Nast Traveler magazine and was awarded with “International Tourism, Hotel and Catering Industries Prize” as the best representative of the traditional Turkish cuisine.
Köşebaşı was also cited as “the best kebab restaurant in Istanbul” by Time magazine.
The restaurant has four branches in Istanbul.
I went to their restaurant on Bağdat Caddesi No. 235, on the Asian side not very far from the Fenerbahce football stadium. I had some starters and then ‘Tulum peynirli pide’, traditional Turkish pizza with salty tulum cheese and two small salads. The pizza was fresh from the wood oven, and the tomatoes were from the grill.
Their food was great. It is more upscale than a traditional ocakbaşı where the guests sit round the grill, but it is a very nice way to enjoy Turkish cuisine in a traditional style from the village.
Starters: 5,50 Tl – 8 TL
Salads: 5,50 – 14 TL
From the grill: 19,50 – 21 TL
Desserts: 8 – 10 TL
Non-alcoholic drinks: 2 – 5 TL
Beers and rakı: 9 – 100 TL
Wines: 22- 100 TL
Bağdat Caddesi No. 235
Tel: 0216 – 467 53 53