Meyhane as a concept is often intermignled with nostalgia. It represents older times, older people. Meyhanes used to be spots for locals rather than gastronomical outlets or gathering places for urban people. İsmet Baba is a meyhane that still showcases these past values while allowing for the next generation of people to make the restaurant their home.
What to order: Classic meyhane fare here. Go for staple mezes to get a good understanding of what good meze could be. Or choose from the display tray they bring to the table. İsmet Baba is also good with fish, pick a seasonal one and ask it to be cooked according to your liking or to their recommendation.
What to know: The table on the elevated space is reserved for İsmet Baba’s regulars.