Sıraselviler Cad. No: 6 Taksim - Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Kızılkayalar Hamburger Istanbul Reviews
... fast food with delicious Turkish style ... Apr 18, 2010
If you go to Istanbul, you should definitely go to Taksim Square and Istiklal street. In other ways, your tour is not completed.
And, if you get hungry around Taksim, you need to stop by Kızılkayalar Hamburger. Since 1970s, they serve delicious Hamburgers, and other local fast food snacks.
I strongly recommend their unique Wet-Burger. As I said, it's unique in the world. There is a huge meatball inside the bread with it's special sauce and garlic, and it's steamed in a box. Taste is absolutely delicious. Trust me! And remember, one burger is not enough, you probably will eat 2-3 more wetburgers after your first one. (One of my friends usually has 5 of them!)
Also, they have other snacks/sandwiches such as Durum Doner and Toasts. Durum Doner is a roll of traditional pita inside Doner (Gyros) with some other toppings, and traditional Kasar (Kasseri/Kashkaval) cheese. Toasts are grilled paninis with different ingredients, it could be just cheese, or different kind of meats (beef franks, salami, roast beef etc.)
Moreover, they have a famous mixed juice called "Atom". It's a great refreshment in a hot Istanbul day :)
Frankly, when you go to Istiklal street you can try this place(s) in the beginning of the street for any kind of meal (breakfast,lunch, dinner, late night etc). The famous ones are Kızılkayalar and Bambi, but nearly all of them serves good food for a cheap price. This is so tourist friendly, isn't it?
PS: There's a cool blog entry I just realized about this place and the other street food in Istanbul. Check this out!
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