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Sultanahmet Koftecisi

Alemdar Mahalle, Divanyolu Caddesi 12A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
0212 520 05 66
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Ranked #305 of 11,072 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Simple menu and wonderful food, reasonable prices and service. We were there for lunch and ordered almost everything on the menu. Everything was good!! They have a special chilli sauce that made the meats taste especially good! You must visit this restaurant! My husband left his bag with passport and valuables there after lunch and realised only 4 hours later.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We enjoyed eating at this place. We went based on the reviews we read on tripadvisor and they were right, the kofte is fantastic.

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a very authentic Turkish restaurant with a limited menu. We came for the meatballs which we hears were great, and they did not disappoint. However, it was difficult to order, as very limited English was spoken by any of the staff. Also, we could not get our food to go because they would not let us take our... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I loved it! Good location, nice staff, average prices, and most importantly, the most delicious Kofte I had in Istanbul!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I been there 2 years ago and it was bad.... and this year I gave him another chance and tried the Kofta and it was Tasteless and RAW! I returned it and still it is raw and tasteless. I will never go there again. Many other better options to try.

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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Loved the simple menu it was easier to order and the service was quick. Inexpensive tasty meat, very filling and satisfying after a day full of sightseeing. You cant miss the restaurant, its one of the first few restaurants going up the tram, hustling and bustling with customers.

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Nice, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is very important to select the correct restaurant - I saw the photos reviewers had posted and some seem to have gone to the wrong place. The famous kofte place is called " Tarihi Sultanahmet Koftecisi - Selim Usta since 1920" and they only accept cash, it is a 3-story no-frills casual restaurant very close to the Sultanahmet tram... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Low down and simple. I am sure there is better meatballs in Istanbul. But for the location this was perfect, the locals and tourists seemed happy and the price was a long way less than the local taxi's will try to charge you to get back to your hotel.

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

For some reason, I am not really hitting it off with restaurants in Istanbul. This restaurant, as well, was OK, but it wouldnt be the end of the world if you missed it. Service was just average too. Location was great however, right across the street from all the touristic sites.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My first taste of kofte, the popular Turkish meatballs, did not disappoint! The meatballs were more flat than ball shaped, reminding me of 'sliders' from the US, but very tasty, especially with the peppers that accompanied the kofte. I also recommend the white bean salad and tried the Ayran (the yogurt drink served everywhere in Turkey) but it was a... More 

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Additional Information about Sultanahmet Koftecisi

Address: Alemdar Mahalle, Divanyolu Caddesi 12A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 0212 520 05 66
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet - Old City
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: Turkish

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