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15 3 Çamlik Sokak
Istanbul , Turkey

In Istanbul, big business takes place in the skyscrapers in the Levent neighborhood, and those working in that area often dine at Kösebasi. Specializing in southern Anatolian cuisine, the restaurant serves spicy, gourmet versions of iaihmacun (Turkish pizza), cig kofte (raw meatballs), and a variety of kebabs. The restaurant's fare has attracted such VIP customers as Jack Nicholson and Sting, who also come to enjoy the villa-like atmosphere and patio garden in the original Levent branch.   

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