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Sultanahmet Koftecisi

#268 of 11,312 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Sultanahmet - Old City
Turkish
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Alemdar Mahalle, Divanyolu Caddesi 12A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 520 05 66
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
typical Turkish meatballs. A must for istanbul...

It is a must for Istanbul. Typical Turkish traditional taste since nearly century. I recommend eating irmik helva after it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Samytr
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Turkey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It is a must for Istanbul. Typical Turkish traditional taste since nearly century. I recommend eating irmik helva after it.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Best in town, been there a while ago with my wife and daughter. Friendly employee plus delicious food and underpriced. They are the best restaurant ever... PERIOD!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the best restaurant where you can eat traditional meatballs! Plus they are great hosts. Clean and delicious food. Don't miss it.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The BBQ Koftecisi taste was excellent, the decoration of the restaurant is very simple and may be not so clean but it is OK

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Republic of Macedonia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We enjoyed a very nice meal of "meatballs," pilaf and fresh chopped summer vegetable salad. Excellent and fast service.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch as my guide book recommended it, and after being out in the cold all morning was in need of a hot meal. Only vegetarian choice was the lentil soup - which was nice- I just wanted a bit more. Veggies in need of a hot meal - go next door to the pudding shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This restaurant only serves Kofte (meatballs) as their main dish, not so many options. But the Kofte is the best! I also like their Sish Kebab. Service is excellent, very friendly (especially with babies) and helpful even though not all speak good English, and good price as well. I went there twice (almost three times if not because of the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

After going to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, my friends and I were brought to this place by our tour guide. This place is really famous for its kofte, and it was full of customers eagerly waiting for hot meals to be served. The bread and salad served were good. They gave us all ayran too. The izgara kofte... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This operation is at least there floors high, the narrow haphazardly designed staircases are a testament to the way it expanded over years. Noisy, packed with hungry eager customers. The menu is a total of about 8 items long including the lentil corba soup and deserts.The famous Kofta- elswere called kebab meat balls served with pickled peppers , the alternative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Read about this place in "Istanbul eats - Exploring the coulinary backstreets" as the place to try kofte. Well I didn't eat kofte anywhere else, but this one was really good. Like really good. The red spice sauce is a must. The place looks authentic and old. The service is really quick and the prices are great for city center.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alemdar Mahalle, Divanyolu Caddesi 12A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Phone Number: 0212 520 05 66

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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