Found just about anywhere in Turkey - and Turkish restaurants around the world - the Adana kebab, commonly known as the "kıyma kebabı" (minced meat kebab), is a long, charcoal-grilled meat kebab on flat metal skewers.
Although you might want to be wary about where you eat the Adana kebab across Turkey, this hot spicy meal on skewers is best served in its place of origin, the Mediterranean city of Adana.
You have two options when ordering "the Adana": You can either order it on the platter, typically served with a side of bulghur and salad, or wrapped in lavash, a flat bread, with red onions, seasoned with sumac. Any drink you please will go down with an Adana kebab, but due to its piping hot flavor, you might want to choose the yogurt-based ayran as it will help relieve burning sensation in your mouth.
Kaşıbeyaz, which has various branches in Istanbul, Hatay Sofrası in Fatih, Uzunlar Kebap in Pendik, Ramazan Bingöl, which also has various branches in Istanbul, Öz Kilis Kebap in Fatih are only a few of the vast range of kebab restaurants where you can enjoy an "Adana Kebab" in Istanbul.