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In a city full of Turkish restaurants, Defne stands out for its exquisitely prepared food, friendly service, and pleasant setting. Beyond simple kebabs, the fresh and healthy menu here includes a great selection of hard-to-find fish dishes from the Bosphorus, such as acili ahtapot (spicy octopus served with mushrooms and olives in a white-wine-and-tomato sauce), as well as a selection of delicious mezes small plates and typical Turkish dishes like "the Imam Fainted," one of many eggplant preparations. The vegetable dishes are especially popular. Defne is near the Maybachufer, on the bank of the Landwehrkanal that runs through Berlin, and its beloved Turkish market.

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  • No credit cards.
  • No lunch.
Updated: 12-24-2013

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    My trip to Germany: Discovering the Turkish Berlin. Defne Restaurant.

    One of my biggest discoveries about Berlin and Germany is that a huge portion of the population is from Turkey. Therefore, the amount of restaurants, truck foods, clothes stores and Turkish markets is impressive. I decided to try one of these everywhere restaurants and entered to Defne. Bear in mind that they only serve dinner and you can only pay with cash. The place is not the best in the city but the food was pretty good. The menu normally presented the prices for 1 or 2 eaters and it is not expensive. If you decide to go my advice is to order the lamb strips, grilled and pureed eggplant with yogurt sauce and rice. But they also have vegetarian options under request. Everything there is delicious worth the visit.

    by Lizpeak, 12/20/12

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