We went on the recommendation of a friend who had been living in Istanbul for 5 years. He said they served the best meatballs (beef) in the city. And he was right. They are incredible. They are served with a bean salad and lentil soup ... If you can have both. Alternatively there is a dish of lamb skewers. As in many places in the old part of Istanbul, they do not serve alcohol, the best alternative is Ayran (salty yoghurt).