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Cheeseburger – Çiz Burger

There is a burger revolution afoot in Istanbul. Fast food restaurants and diners serving high quality beef burgers are cropping up all over the city. There’s Dükkan Burger (the fast food version of the Dükkan steakhouse chain), Burger Bar, and numnum. I visited the Maçka branch of the latter last night with my friend Susan and we were bowled over by the food: the onion strings, cheeseburgers, and fries lived up to, even surpassed, our expectations of an American burger experience. Now Mehmet will you please expand your numnum empire to Rome?

2016-02-08T13:14:25+00:00 March 23rd, 2009|Categories: America, Food & Wine, Istanbul|8 Comments


  1. Rob March 24, 2009 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Is that burger small, or just far away?

  2. Katie March 25, 2009 at 1:40 am - Reply

    It must be a weird angle or an optical illusion because that burger was huge. It had a 6 in diameter at least. So good. We need to talk more about burgers.

  3. idiz March 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Mehmet Gurs used to have a TV show. In one episode he decided to cook burgers for his friends. I still remember how those burgers looked so yummy and delicious. I think it was like 5-6 years ago.

  4. Nathan July 22, 2009 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Yeah the NumNum at Kanyon served huge burgers with a mountain of fries. A great variety of gourmet burgers including smokey bacon (a god send in Turkey) and all washed down with a beer. A bit pricey on the local money but worth it 🙂

  5. Deniz February 22, 2010 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    In addition to the restaurants mentioned, i’d like to add Gourmet Burger Kitchen which is at least as good as others.

  6. Katie February 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Really??? The burgers at the GBKs in London are quite lame. I’ll try it on my next trip to Istanbul in April. Its in Kanyon, right?

  7. Engin November 28, 2010 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Katie, you should definitely try Burger Bar on your next visit. http://www.burgerbar.com.tr/

    • Katie November 29, 2010 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      will do…thanks engin!!

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