Time Out says
Opposite Yakup in Asmalımescit, it's owned by one of Yakup’s old partners. The owner visits each table; complete strangers sitting in neighboring tables gleefully raise their wine and rakı glasses to one another. The regulars come from a wide range of backgrounds: advertisers, publishers, writers, artists… Along with rakı, make sure you keep plenty of aubergine salad and topik (a mezze made of chickpeas, potatoes, onion and tahini) on your table. Considering the fantastic meal and cozy atmosphere, the prices are very reasonable.