I liked it too, but we went a couple of days after the NYT review and the owner had an oddly shaped chip on his shoulder. He made us (me really) his personal project, and went into three 20 minute lectures on how his food is supposed to be eaten (ordered), despite that fact that the place was packed and he was busy. He only got to the point in the last lecture, while the info would have helped before we ordered. I understood where he was coming from since if he had told the critic what he told me...he would have wound up with teh article he woudl ahve wanted written. But...im not in the food business, so he made a bad call. :)
I ate at Beyoglu last night, and we enjoyed it very much. More later.
I wonder if any of that made sense, LOL. :)
Did u try the octopus? yum :)