"Not the best lahmacun in town, no matter what anyone says."
When it comes to the battle of Lahmacun in Istanbul, my bet is firmly on Halil. There is just something about Borsam that doesn't sit completely right with me, but for all intents and purposes it is a solid choice if you're nearby.
Friendly service as always in Istanbul.
My lentil soup was slightly above average, the lahmacun was crispy and flavoursome but lacked a bit of magic to set it apart from the other shops in Kadikoy.
These recommendations are just personal opinions based on my palate, things change, chefs get fired or replaced, places open-close, relocate, so take it all with a pinch of MSG and discover your own gems too. But please do try a few of these, they have been researched exhaustively.
"The hunt for perfection continues"