Şimşek Pide Salonu

Phone Number:
(0212) 249 46 42


Taksim Caddesi No.8 Taksim
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8:00am - 10:00pm

Located at the heart of the bustling shopping and nightlife area Beyoğlu, Şimşek Pide Salonu is a popular eatery serving the Black Sea region specialty of pide (a type of bread filled with cheese, minced meat or other toppings and cooked in a wood oven). This simple, single room restaurant is always busy and don't be surprised if you find yourself sharing your table with other diners. In the summer a few tables will appear on the street outside too, tucked away on a side street just off Istiklal Caddesi.


Pide comes in 3 forms; open and oval-shaped like a long boat, round like a thick crusted pizza and closed (similar to Italian calzone). All are available here with the traditional Black Sea cheeses and meat fillings to chose from. Take your pick from pastırma (cured beef), sucuk (garlicky beef sausage, flavored with spices) and rich melted kaşar cheese, or for a little of everything order the karaşık (mixed) pide. All are excellent and provide a wonderfully filling snack at any time of the day to be eaten onsite or to take away with you.


The pide here are all made to order and prepared and served with an efficiency that hints at the experience of the staff, all of whom insist that the essential finishing touch, which makes these baked treats so delicious, is the calorific brush of Black Sea butter that is applied as soon as they emerge from the wood oven. 


Recommended Dishes: 

Kavurmalı Pide (Turkish flat bread with braised meat) 

Kıymalı Kapalı (Calzone-like Turkish flat bread with minced meat) 

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