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Sultanahmet Koftecisi

#268 of 11,308 Restaurants in Istanbul
#296 of 11,775 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Pizza, European, Turkish
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Alemdar Mahalle, Divanyolu Caddesi 12A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 520 05 66
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Kofte Kofte kofte!

Superb service and one of the best Kofte's I had in Istanbul! I went here twice.. on my first AND last day :) They have just 2 main courses - The Kofte and Cig Kebab. I would go for one of each! ;) The only thing that bothered me was that they dont serve Cay :(

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had one week stay in istanbul , but we ate two dinners here. It is so delicious and highly recommended, don't miss the opportunity ❤️❤️

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Superb service and one of the best Kofte's I had in Istanbul! I went here twice.. on my first AND last day :) They have just 2 main courses - The Kofte and Cig Kebab. I would go for one of each! ;) The only thing that bothered me was that they dont serve Cay :(

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Been to this place three times. A very strategic place, right near Hagia Sophia and The Blue Mosque, so you can have a delicious lunch here at a reasonable price, after sightseeing. The food (Kofte) is always delicious, along with fresh lettuce and some white beens and of course a glass of good old Ayran (yogurt and water). Food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

There are a couple of places next to each other, but this one is the best. The menu is limited, but who cares? The items they serve are great. Imagine the version of a Turkish meatball barbecued on a stick, rice, bread, veggies, salad and there you have it. I go to this establishment every time I am in Istanbul.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

So good! The menu was very limited which, I think, made this place even better (quicker decision-making). We came here twice during our 5-day stay and both times ordered Izgara Köfte, Piyaz, and salad with red pickled cabbage. My mouth is watering as I type this. I still dream about the lamb. And the service is fast, especially after having... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I read a blog, which recommended this place. It is near the Blue Mosque. It has limited selection, but runs the business effectively. I ordered the famous chicken meatball and a small salad. They tasted well; the price was reasonable; the service was quick; the ambient was comforting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A family friend recommended this place and I am so glad she did. We stayed 5 days in Istanbul and ate 3 times here, we loved their meatballs. We went once for dinner ( around 7pm, before the Ramadan crowds) and twice for lunch. We always order the meatballs, fries, and the tomato salad. I had the rice pudding once,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Tasty and speedy kofte kebabs. The fesulye salad and hot sauce adds some extra deliciousness for your sandwiches. Definitely need to give it a try while visiting the historic sites.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I passed by during Ramazan and saw the long line outside the restaurant, all the locals waiting for Iftar (time when they are allowed to eat). I thought this must be a good sign and I tried the Köfte there. The meal including the salad was very fresh and good. However I can't understand those ecstatic reviews on this restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Quality food, plenty of it and very reasonably priced! Cheap and cheerful establishment with no airs and graces but really good food. Worth noting, it's a dry restaurant so if you want a bet you'll need to go elsewhere afterwards...with a very full tummy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Pizza, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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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