Usually used for cultural activities, meetings and more. Offers 4-5 dishes for lunch (2pm) and dinner (7pm). More than half of dishes are vegan. Located on the top floor - ring the door bell if necessary. Confirmed open, Mar 2015. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Western
28, Tel Sokak, Beyoglu
Istanbul, Turkey

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First Review by guraytezcan
  • vegan

Lovely superfriendly place with great veggie food

Posted on 04 / 23 / 2014

This place is SO much worth a visit, with very nice homey atmosphere and very friendly staff. It is the place of the green party so you will possibly be dining next to a meeting. It's up on the terrace of the building and on a warm night this setting is perfect.

Me and my family ate lentil soup for starters and then a mixed vegan plate for me and mixed vegetarian plate for them. We were all very pleased. The prices were very inexpensive!

I highly recommend Yesil Ev. This place made me happy!

Pros: friendly, good vegan options
  • vegetarian

Relaxed, uncomplicated food & good value

Posted on 10 / 07 / 2012

This is not a traditional restaurant in the sense that it's not advertised at all from the outside. You need to buzz the lowest button on the door to get in. The location is near the opposite side of the street to the James Joyce pub, so if you can see that, you're close.

The place itself is up a short flight of stairs, and into another door where there are some meeting rooms presumably for environmental groups, and a kitchen. The great thing here is the small outside terrace. It's not exactly a rooftop view of the Bosphorous but they have created quite a pleasant atmosphere here.

Meal options seemed to consist of 5 or 6 different mezze style dishes, all were vegetarian but they mostly all seemed vegan too. I just asked for a mixed plate - it was typical Turkish food but nicely done, including rice, beans in sauce, aubergine and some other mixed veg.

The total for the mixed plate, a beer and a tea was just 15TL which was very good considering that beer is typically 8TL in most places. For Istanbul, it's quite a unique combination to have alcohol + veg. food + low prices.

The dual community group/food & drink serving nature of the place is slightly confusing at first, since they don't seem to advertise it at all, but the woman serving us was very friendly and the whole place seems pretty chilled out.

Pros: Central location, Good value, Nice atmosphere
Cons: Not primarily a restaurant
  • vegan


Posted on 09 / 21 / 2012

Literally meaning Green House, this was the centre of Greens Party in Turkey until they dissolved several months ago. The first of November Vegan Day also celebrated here with large vegan food selection, films and speeches. Ah yes, food, they are nice and staff are aware of the fact if you go there. They sometimes serve olive oil based Turkish food (Agean style, mostly vegan).

Pros: In the middle, Nice people, Reasonable price


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Last updated: 2015/03/08


Added: 2012/09/13


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