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rumeli cafe

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Sultanahmet - Old City
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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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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the better Restaurants !

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
richardi
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Staffs. UK.
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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384 reviews 384 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Excellent option and well-located in old Istanbul. Excellent food, nice atmosphere, brilliant service... A must-see in the city.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Good price, good service and good food in a prety restaurant, in a good location, in Sultanhamet. I would go there again as it as a good quality with a reasonable price

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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