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rumeli cafe

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Sultanahmet
European, Turkish
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Ticarethane Sk 8, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cute little cafe with no menu! Point to what you want & enjoy! I had a Feta cheese and spinach pastry and hot tea & baklava. The owner is from Macedonia. Very friendly and welcoming. Service was perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Jimmy M
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Alameda, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On a busy Sunday evening we had a wonderful dinner. Service was very good. Wait staff professional and polite. Setting is lovely outside or inside if you don't want to be on the street. We had several dishes and salads all nicely prepared. The only drawback are the cocktails which we didn't think we're well done. Best to stick with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Cute little cafe with no menu! Point to what you want & enjoy! I had a Feta cheese and spinach pastry and hot tea & baklava. The owner is from Macedonia. Very friendly and welcoming. Service was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We choosed this restaurant our first night in Istanbul because of nice reception from the front man of the restaurant. The food was delicious, the staff was very keen of there guests and the service was excellent in a cosy atmosphere. We stayed in Istanbul 4 days and had all dinners at this restaurant. Many thanks to Emrah and Ali... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The location, fixtures and fittings of this restaurant are lovely but unfortunately for me the food does not match. The wait staff are very friendly but somehow my order of a chicken salad translated to a haloumi salad by the time it reached my table. I sent it back and after a wee wait a chicken salad arrived covered in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great salad!! The service was reasonable, the prices were good, and the food was fantastic :) There are a lot of smokers outside, so sitting inside was nicer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We wen't there for birthday dinner. It looked nice and we wanted something a bit more fancy. We ordered a meze plate which was not amazing. For mains we had chicken testi which is fun to watch being prepared and that dish got good responce. The other main was falafel which was just ok again. For meze platter, two mains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stumbled across this place for dinner on our last night in Istanbul. We sat in the upstairs roof terrace with a partial view of the blue mosque in the background. The food was delicious and the waiter serving us was great, running up and down the stairs with all our orders.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Wifi bad. Beautiful place. Price rasoable. Beer is good. Location near blue mosque. Nice music. Place is beautiful in the midle of popular stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

it's a small restaurant with a few tables outside..the host will explain you all the meze and is there to give you a good time.. ask for the signature dish (lamb stew) and the fried calimari..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ate lunch at this charming cafe. The food was well prepared and the service was fast. Our waiter was efficient and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ticarethane Sk 8, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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