VeggieMon's review of CLOSED: Govinda Istanbul from Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 59056"/>

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by VeggieMon

Review: I liked this Govinda. The staff are English-speaking, attentive, and friendly. The food was exactly what you'd expect from a Govinda. It was fairly priced and the portions were adequate. I'd say there there might be a bit too much fried food on the menu, but hey, you're in Istanbul probably on holiday, so roll with it. It's sort of your basic vegetarian experience, but in a good way! I went a few times during my week in Istanbul and it suited me just fine. Note that they're located a good tram ride out of the tourist area of Sultanahmet and environs. To me that's anything but a negative, but you might find it less than convenient. I look at it as a way to see parts of town that I wouldn't otherwise get to see. Just take the Besitkas tram to Findikli and hike (and I do mean hike!) up the hill. Or, since it's right off Istiklal cad. it's super easy to get to if you're in that area already. Either way, it's a good, safe place for vegetarians to eat, and I don't take that for granted.


Posted by SG213 on Thursday, May 17, 2012
You can also take the tram a few more stops to Kabatas, then get the Funicular to Taksim. If you like walking, going up the hill from the Tophane stop is a bit easier. Maybe not as much fun as hiking up the hills though :)
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