‘Shroom Burger at Shake Shack Istanbul Akasya Mall

As an avowed lover of Burgers it was just a must to at least once have a ‘Shroom Burger at Shake Shack during my Trip to Istanbul, Turkey. I first tried this vegetarian burger at Shake Shack inside Covent Garden in London and as Shake Shack has just a few stores in/close to Europe (London, Moscow, Istanbul, UAE) a visit to one of the four restaurants in Istanbul was on my list the same time I booked my trip.

Two of the Shake Shack in Istanbul are located in the northern part of the European part of Istanbul, one in the Asian, and one in the hip area of Beyoglu. After I crossed the Bosphorus River and arrived in the Asian part – my first time in Asia, yay – I took advantage of exploring the area of Acibadem and walking about 4,5 km to Akasya Mall, where the Shake Shack is located. If you are not having mobile data and navigate with the map shown on the official Shake Shack website, stop it! The Map is wrong, which costs me some extra kilometres (1 km) and minutes, on a hot summer day.. But soon I reached the architecturally outstanding Shopping Mall and found the Restaurant on the lower floor.

Luckily I was one of the first to have lunch that day so I didn’t even had to queue and could order my food immediately. I’ve chosen the Shroom Burger, normal fries (not the cheese ones) and the homemade ice-tea. All in all the food at Shake Shack Istanbul is, compared to London and both with the exchange rate to Euro, cheaper. All in all, I paid around 11 Euro for the menu. Unfortunately, I could taste and experience the “cheaper” immediately.
The food at Shake Shack is made on order it is normally really fresh and hot. What I first noticed is that the single green lettuce leaf on my Mushroom Burger already had brown marks, a sign that it wasn’t the freshest one, and the mushroom itself was quite small, too. The ‘Shroom Burger only consists of a one-half bun, the mushroom which is filled with cheese, one single lettuce and some (really, just a little bit) shack sauce and the other half of the bun. That’s it. To make matters worse the fries weren’t hot anymore and the ice tea was made out of Turkish tea. For the Turk, this might be delicious, but for me, as I expected some lemon flavoured tea, it was not as it tasted bitter.

All in all, I will probably try a ‘Shroom Burger at Shake Shack anytime again, in London (or Moscow, in Dubai/Doha, or in the USA), but not in Istanbul anymore. Have you ever had a Burger at Shake Shack in Istanbul? What was your experience?

Address Shake Shack Istanbul Akasya Mall

Acıbadem Mh. Çeçen Sokak
Akasya Evleri Sitesi Kent Etabı
1. Bodrum kat, No : 71
Akasya Alışveriş Merkezi, Acıbadem
İstanbul, Turkey
0216 510 5448
Instagram: @shakeshackTR

Please Note: The Map on the Shake Shack Homepage is WRONG! Wrong, wrong, wrong! The actual location is a 1 kilometer walk away.

Opening Hours:

every Day 11:00 – 22:00

Shroom Burger at Shake Shack Istanbul

Shake Shack Istanbul Acıbadem Menu

Shake Shack Istanbul Tünel Menu
Shake Shack Istanbul Akasya Acibadem Menu


11 thoughts on “‘Shroom Burger at Shake Shack Istanbul Akasya Mall

  • 10 - January - 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Lookin’ Good!

  • 8 - January - 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Turkish People eat Hamburgers?

  • 8 - January - 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Will have to go there!!

  • 8 - January - 2016 at 1:27 PM

    The Queese Fries by Shake Shack are so delicious!

  • 9 - August - 2015 at 5:04 PM

    oh my this looks goooood! I actually just had a burger for dinner but now i want another one!


  • 9 - August - 2015 at 4:46 PM

    O.M.G. Now I’m hungryyyyyy.

  • 17 - July - 2015 at 4:20 PM

    I always hear mix reviews about shake shack. I have to try it next time!! Great post, btw. Good luck on your travels 🙂

    Joshua S.

  • 16 - July - 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Thank you for this post…
    I will be in Istanbul in the end of August and will definitely go there….
    Looks amazing


  • 16 - July - 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Ich glaube ein absoluter Traum von mir wird gerade wahr haha. Die Burger sehen ja wirklich unglaublich lecker aus und ich liebe Burger wirklich sehr 🙂 Super tolle Bilder und Impressionen 🙂

    Liebe Grüße 🙂


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