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rumeli cafe

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Ticarethane Sk 8, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is in a street of restaurants one of which the Khorashani is in my view better. The mere plate for starters was very pretty but two of the select dips/salads were not that great and we left them. The other big issue was that we were outside and welcomed the indication there was a heater in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
TimHackett65
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is in a street of restaurants one of which the Khorashani is in my view better. The mere plate for starters was very pretty but two of the select dips/salads were not that great and we left them. The other big issue was that we were outside and welcomed the indication there was a heater in the canopy. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Just returned from beautiful Istanbul -- was given the task of finding a restaurant for one of our meals. So glad I chose Rumeli! -- got the last table outside. The waitstaff are friendly and professional. Had delicious borek and mante -- be forewarned, the portion size is quite generous -- could have skipped the appetizer but everything was very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is in a great spot and looks nice from the outside. We chose this for our last lunch in Istanbul before leaving for the airport as we'd walked past many times. The service was very slow and far from the friendly atmosphere we'd had else where in Sultanahmet. Food took about 40 minutes to arrive and the portions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is our favorite spot in Istambul good food, good price and nice people, Ali took care of us recommending the best dishes for the day. We tried the meat cooked inside a jar and then they opened the jar in front of your eyes ....it is a show! if we go to Istambul again we will be back for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Rumeli is a very good restaurant in good location at sultanahmet we were with friends for dinner tonight it was really very good we had nice time there we enjoyed all foods which they recommend us good ambiance and great food ! Finally we thanking to Mr.alican who was invented us doorman ! Thanks to all staff we had unforgettable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a nice meal at Rumeli, including the Hunters pastry, Stuffed chicken and Kebabs. The food was very good and as we were hungry we devoured it all. For appetizer we had a nice Turkish cheese plate. Service was good and friendly. The waiters practically run around the restaurant. Located near the Sultanahmet Tram, with many other restaurants, Rumeli... More 

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Additional Information about rumeli cafe

Address: Ticarethane Sk 8, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
Cuisine: Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business

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