Open since 1967 and named after owner & chef Ismail Şahin, this unpretentious esnaf ("workman's") café serves homestyle Turkish cooking just like the average diner's mother made it. Prices are incredibly modest and the food very good, with a range of filling stews, grills and soups. The menu changes daily and also includes an extension of the comfort food in the desserts, which include delicious, rice-filled sutlaç. Very popular at lunch time, when it gets packed with workers on their break.
Best Ev Yemek: Turkish Home Food; by Feride Yalav