Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Ocakbasi (BBQ)
Turkish Ocakbasi (BBQ)
Turkish Ocakbasi (BBQ)
Turkish Ocakbasi (BBQ)

Turkish Ocakbasi (BBQ)





Eat until you are full at one of the most famous restaurants in Beyoglu.
Have a chat with the chef himself, while he cooks right in front of you.
Learn about Turkish cuisine, especially the Turkish BBQ (a.k.a Ocakbasi)


Ocakbasi is a type of Turkish cuisine that resembles barbeque. It is mostly meat-based and is known for its kebab and doner. In this fulfilling experience, you will get to sit down at the traditional Ocakbasi restaurant Zubeyir. It will follow a korean-barbeque style structure with a chef cooking your order and interactively answering any questions you may have. While you learn more about the Ocakbasi making-process and the history of the restaurant, your lovely City Manager will be present to feed you more information regarding the broader context of Turkish Ocakbasi. 

Who This Experience Is Good For

The experience is perfectly designed to serve those who are open to try new cuisines as well as learn their culture. 

Meet Our Local Host 

One of the chefs of the restaurant will be assigned to our table where he will cook for us and answer questions, and walk us through his cooking process. 


13.00 pm: Meet at Zubeyir, sit down at your table and meet the chef.
Get to ordering and learning about the Ocakbasi.
While your food cooks make sure to ask everything in your mind about the cuisine.
Eat until you are full and show gratitude to the chef.
16:00 pm: Return back to Kadikoy through a ferry ride or while you are there, walk around the beautiful streets of Beyoglu.   

What’s Included

A fixed menu that emphasizes the traditional Ocakbasi cuisine
A semi-private chef assigned to our table to cook and answer questions
Our lovely City Manager to guide the conversation and provide additional information on the Ocakbasi cuisine.

What’s Not Included

Transportation to and from the meeting point
Additional food or drinks beyond what is provided on the tour

Know Before You Go

Minimum Needed: 4 people
Maximum Capacity: 8 people
Booking Deadline: 14 Days before start date
Weather Dependent: No 
Difficulty Level: Easy. 
Special Clothing Required: No. 
Special Dietary Restrictions: We will try our best to accommodate most dietary needs if given enough notice. 
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip. 10% is good)
Ground Transportation: Ferry ride to Kabatas and a funicular to Taksim Square, 5 minute walk in Istiklal Street. (~35-40 TL)
Additional Information: N/A
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.



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