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Ticarethane Sk 8, Istanbul, Turkey
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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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
Tasty and filling

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
SkiingCyclingDave
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Stockholm, Sweden
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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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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Staffs. UK.
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274 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This's restaurant is in the old town surrounded by many others. I think it is definitely one of the better ones ! As the food was very good and the service was great. I would go again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The waitress botched up our order, got us things we never asked for, and served my husband beef instead of the chicken dish we had ordered! After notifying them about it, they took it away, and made us wait for 45 mins to replace it! No apologies for the wrong order or the wait. horrible experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We loved this place that was next to our hotel. Lovely log fire to warm up with (we had lots of snow!) and left to enjoy good Turkish wine and my kindle until we wanted food- which was reasonably prices and tasty. Waiter very nice- and not pushy! Had a few very decent conversations with him about travel. Perfect little... More 

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Were staying in hotel just along from here so when I saw reviews seemed ideal to go here. Was okay but not as good as others we visited. Food nice but nothing special and although service good not just quite as friendly. Quite small inside and just looking a bit tired.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I had much the same impression of this place as other reviewers did. It is very nice, quite calm even though it is right off the main street in the most touristic part of the Old City. The menu is pretty standard...in fact practically every mid-priced restaurant in Istanbul seems to have the same menu! I had a very nice... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Although this restaurant is very close to the main tourist sites in Istanbul, it is not a place of tourist food and hustlers. We had a most pleasant lunch here. It is quiet, cosy venue; on a chilly Feb. day they had a log fire in the main dining area. We ordered a delicious prawn stew, a nice fresh fish... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Very good food served in a pleasant and inviting atmosphere. We had a warm interior table on a cold and rainy day--great refuge. A charming place that stands out in its neighborhood.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Since this restaurant is in the touristy part of Sultanahmet, our expectations weren't pretty high because a lot of restaurants in that part serve the same food for the same prices. But this place has a very nice atmosphere with old brick walls and a fireplace on the ground floor which was also lit. In some turkish restaurants, we made... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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