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rumeli cafe

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Ticarethane Sk 8, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 146
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  • 48
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  • 25
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • 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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A very cosy restaurant in the heart of Sultanahmet Istanbul. The food is consistently good, and the service very friendly and competent. The only reason why I’m deducting one point is that you are touted all the time when you get near the place. If only the local restaurants can learn how much it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frequenttraveler031
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291 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,023 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very cosy restaurant in the heart of Sultanahmet Istanbul. The food is consistently good, and the service very friendly and competent. The only reason why I’m deducting one point is that you are touted all the time when you get near the place. If only the local restaurants can learn how much it irritates the customers. However, once you’re... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lowered the roof and put on the heating for us. Good service and excellent food. Would come again if u lived here. Niceeee

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Thank chriseZ9231JG
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

It was snowing all day and after walking around Topkapi, I needed to warm up. They gave me a seat next to the blazing fire. I had a delicious meal of roasted eggplant and lamb with hot spiced wine. Fantastic! And everyone is so friendly!

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Thank Kathy K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Tasty traditional turkish food, it's clean and in the heart of the old city not far from the turistic places

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Thank ali a
Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

From the best restaurants in Istanbul . friendly servers and good food , with a fantastic view , you have to visit to see how beautiful is turkey

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Thank raef1996
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We saw reviews on TA and decided to give Rumeli a go. It definitely deserves 5 star rating as this was the best meal we had during our stay. Lamb shish was cooked to perfection and meat ravioli were delicious. The place has a great atmosphere and welcoming staff.

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Thank Julija B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

As said in earlier reviews. Its a nice place to have lunch. They don't pull u of of the street like they do in most of the restaurants in this city. They are very friendly and correct toward toerists. The food was simple but perfectly coocked and more than enough. In other words. PERFECT LOCAL FOOD. The vegetables where coocked... More 

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Thank Tuur V
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The Rumeli was recommended to me by the Hotel Nomade across the street. In a quarter packed with restaurants, the Rumeli stands out for its unique and varied dishes from across Turkey. The staff are as friendly as any in the quarter and the atmosphere is also as lively. But the food alone carries the Rumeli.

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Thank John K
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I loved the food here at Rumeli Cafe, they offered great outdoor seating and free wifi. We ordered a lamb dish and stuffed eggplant with beef pieces. Both were so flavourful and the coconut rice was a great addition. The bread like pita was so good dipped in the sauces. We would have given this place a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing time! Great food, music and ambiance! The staff, very friendly, especially Emrah Çan. Loved the street and the music. Good prices. Good vibes!

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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: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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