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rumeli cafe

Ticarethane Sk 8, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #527 of 10,947 restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $16 - $24
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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272 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I came to this restaurant having found it in one of the guide books and gave it a try, It was excellent and specializes in a varied cuisine from different parts of Turkey. My only regret about the place is that it lost a great and personable waiter who made my dining experiences wonderful. If you came twice or three... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stopped here after visiting the Hagia Sophia and the restaurant was recommended by our tour guide. It was a very good recommendation. Very friendly service and great choice of food. The food was of very high quality, well presented and good value for money. This is definitely not a tourist trap and is well worth a visit.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After touring the fortress, a great location with good food, service, and location to rest. Employees were polite and helpful with choices....

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I just had one of the best mixed grills. I was undecided what to have so I took the waiters suggestion. Excellent choice. Not only was the food very good but the staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a great atmosphere in a busy street. Well done guys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It's very good restaurant . There are a lot of turkish dishes and kebabs . It is situated at the centre of the city. In this restaurant also very polite and hospital staff, especially Ali.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

The serve ketchup-based sauce. Charge 10% for the service. Interior is not very clean. Toilets does not smell fresh. At least, food is decent, but the prices should be 20% lower.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very nice meal on the rooftop terrace. Not quite the views others may have a little higher up, or even closer to the sea - but pleasant to have the street sounds floating up. Service was accurate, pleasant and smiley and there was no rush; they always seemed to appear just as we were starting to think they'd been just... More

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Soest, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

the crowds waiting for the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque are besieged by new friends offering to bring them to attractions owned by a cousin or an uncle. You can avoid them easily by choosing this agreeable restaurant with nice food and wine. From the terrace you have a great view on the actions of the owner of the... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

IF you are looking for a small restaurant with great food, great atmosphere and helpful staff, this is the place! It may not be the fanciest place in the world, but the atmosphere is genuine and you have a chance to try different flavours of the Turkish cuisine. We were a group of 8 persons from Sweden and this is... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Nice people serving awful food. Everything either prepared days ago or bought out of a shop. I had falafels. The most awful I have ever had. I have had better bought from a supermarket in the UK. I make really good home made falafels - so was looking forward to tasting Turkish ones. I was so disappointed. Whoever is in... More

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