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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 #236 of 10,982 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Turkish
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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
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The service was rapid. We shared our table with three couples in the time it took us to eat a three courses meal. The restaurant was full of locals. The kofta was delicious. 75 TL for 2 people!

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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This restaurant offers a very limited menu, but still it has the best Kebab in town. The lentil soup is to die for, especially when you add chili pepper to it. this place is always busy, specially by locals. I have visited Istanbul twice and every time i eat at this restaurant because it offers typical Turkish food with a... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is a nice place across Sultanahmet Square and Mosque (The Blue Mosque). If you are lucky you may find a table in front of the windows and watch the square, history, people while you enjoy the nice köfte. It is a little bit expensive for the Turkish standarts but quite cheap for Western people.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Best kefta in town. Really wow and service is really fast. I would totally recommend it, you have to eat at this restaurant at least once.

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Milwaukee, WI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Known for its history, it was a “must” that we ate at Sultanahmet Koftecisi! For a tourist, it’s in a perfect location and offers classic Turkish foods at a very reasonable cost! Just minutes, walking, from Blue Mosque/Hagia Sofia. And, there’s even a tramvay stop right in front of the restaurant. We ate there for a late dinner, we were... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Mostly locals, nice short menu - really good köfte and very good spice paste. Quick service, very rapid turnover and nicely done inside - with a traditional feel. It's not a 5 star restaurant, but it is good value.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Of all the touristy places, locals do still come to this place. Its famous for its deep fried mince kebabs. I would stick to the kofte, though the shish kebabs aren't bad either. They have a nuce terrace to sit in for summer time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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204 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sultanahmet Köftecisi was recommended by locals, reinforced by the guide at Sultanahmet mosque, but cautioned about going to this one as the name is a generic one, and there is more than one in the area. This one claims to have been around for 94 years and the meatball is the specialty. We enjoyed the food, added the spice paste... More

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Lissone, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Finding a typical restaurant, with no tourists trap in Sultanhamet is a big issue. Our hotel adviced us about this place: we trust him, and now we are happy to have done. Dishes are cooked on the fire, they are very tasty and very well-cooked. We took two Lamb Kofte, one fries and two bottles of water (plus the service):... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Salads in a puddle of water, French fries warmed over. Recommended by DK Eyewitness, not a reliable source apparently.

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