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Dükkan Steakhouse, Istanbul

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Mah
6 Atatürk Caddesi
Turkey 34470
Tel: 90 212 277 8860's insider take:

This carnivore's dream is located in a somewhat obscure location north of the city center, just off the motorway in Etiler (a bit inland from the Bosphorus-side neighborhood of Bebek). However, if all things fleshy are your thing, it's worth the schlep to the hillside butcher-cum-restaurant, which indisputably grills up the best dry-aged T-bone in town. Seating is casual, at long wooden tables usually shared with the hefty lunch and dinnertime mass, and the day's bill of fare is chalked up on a blackboard, although it's good to take recommendations from the very knowledgeable maître d'. Vegetarians beware: It's quite literally a meat market, with ham and bacon sausages (a rarity for the mostly Islamic community) served as amuse-bouches and a huge glass-fronted cabinet showing off the steak. These dry-aged cuts are presented on large wooden platters, but the free-range veal is also excellent, while the hamburgers topped with ham and cheese are grilled to perfection. The burgers proved so popular that Dükkan Burger bars are now open in Bebek and Tünel.

Open daily 12 to 9 pm.

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