About the Turkish Canteen for Traditional Food and Self ServiceAt the Pehlivan buffet, despite the diminutive "buffet," you will find great Turkish food, just the kind you will not see in tourist restaurants.
The "Pehlivan" in Istiklal, just off Taksim Square, offers a variety of self-service surprises . Take anything that good, because the prices here are great.
Among the best hits here: kebabs in tomato sauce on grilled pita, baked eggplant in yogurt, shawarma over beans, baked lamb chops, meatballs, rice with chopped mint, stuffed peppers and much more.
The variety of meats, salads, sides and delicacies adds to the flavors and spices that do not meet much. And most importantly, the atmosphere here is local, in the best sense of the word. The food is also suitable for those who don't fall for the tourist traps. Just the kind of food that makes customers clean the plates completely. Enjoy your meal!