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Köfteci Ali Baba

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Why locals love it

Established in 1982, Ali Baba is a cosy eatery serving some of the best grilled meatballs in Istanbul. The walls are plastered with photos of Turkish celebrities who have eaten here. It’s a fairly popular place not just at night, but also during the day.

Why you should visit it

There’s no better way to end a long and wild night out in Istanbul than with a quintessential late-night dining experience at a place where the grilled meatballs are often regarded as the BEST in Turkey. What more could you honestly ask for?

Special tip

Try the “piyaz” bean-based salad (the number one companion of Turkish grilled meatballs) and the semolina dessert for a happy ending.

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good for lunch or just a quick dinner before/between bar hopping in Arnavutkoy
September 19, 2017
The address is wrong, at least in the map
August 1, 2016

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