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Sultanahmet Koftecisi

#262 of 11,151 Restaurants in Istanbul
#286 of 11,607 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Pizza, Turkish
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Alemdar Mahalle, Divanyolu Caddesi 12A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 520 05 66
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Solid and simple food

The kofte and peppers were great. I loved the red pepper mix on the table... a little like shichimi. No booze but the liver needed a break so it worked out well

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jim C
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very simple menu and incredibly tasty Kofte!!! Always crowded place due to good service, fast cooking, outstanding taste and cheap prices!!! Good place to visit with friends and family!!!

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Nice local restaurant located close to the Suleymaniye Mosque. Reminds me of eating at the Pantry in Los Angeles. Local comfort food, basic decor, depending on where you sit, are able to view them preparing the meatballs. Enjoyed the meal and atmosphere a lot. Not fine dining, but good food.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant just for MEAT BALL!! Its sooo tasty! I love it. My local friend sugguest me to this restaurant. Its very nice. Try to eat it with rice and spicy suace!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The kofte and peppers were great. I loved the red pepper mix on the table... a little like shichimi. No booze but the liver needed a break so it worked out well

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's the classic Sultanahmet lunch. But really, the köfte (meatballs) are just so-so. I mean they're not bad. Just nothing special. The bean salad (piyaz) is good. And you always know what you're getting. Pretty good service. Pretty good food. But even though it's popular, there is much better food in Istanbul!

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Hungary, EUROPE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Needed a quick bite and they had köfte in bread (sandwich) + ayran for 10 TL. It was nice, tasty but the pepperoni was left out. Locals all did get one, not me.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you are visiting the old town you must stop at this restaurant to have Turkish meat balls. Wonderful taste. Not much assortment. You will have only meat balls, special bean salad and halva. At noon time impossible to find a seat but if you wait ten minutes the waiters will help to seat you. A must visit place in... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I wasn't hungry but the crowd and the wait outside made me curious so I stopped in line and waited till I entered and had a very special experience of eating meat "Kofte" in this place. It was really delicious! Service was ok despite having all 4 floors full with customers!

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'm not much of a meat eater, but I knew my 12 year old would enjoy the meatballs. They were indeed good and we ordered a second plate. The shepherd salad was also yummy. Service was good, fast, and efficient, and we were back to exploring the Sultanahment quick and full.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It was my first day at Istanbul and after self guided tour with the help of GPS maps to many places inwas too tired n wanted a.good economic dinner. Passing by the street near blue mosque i got attracted to this restaurant. Very tasty food in just 22 TL. I recommend to those who want to save for shopping.

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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