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Cafe Rumist

#25 of 11,317 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Sultanahmet - Old City
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Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
902124586678
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: All the Turkish hot and cold drinks, dessert, kebabs, pides, pizzas in a...
All the Turkish hot and cold drinks, dessert, kebabs, pides, pizzas in a wood burning oven.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great location, good food

This café serves traditional Turkish food and whilst menu is limited the quality is good, staff are welcoming and service is good. Whilst no alcohol is served the Turkish tea and fresh juices are spectacular. Pizza is a house specilaity and worth a try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Paul B
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Dollar, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Dollar, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This café serves traditional Turkish food and whilst menu is limited the quality is good, staff are welcoming and service is good. Whilst no alcohol is served the Turkish tea and fresh juices are spectacular. Pizza is a house specilaity and worth a try.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice here, on multiple times I was here (mostly for the company). The food on the other hand was bland, or maybe I had high expectations - although, the complimentary starter was quite nice, and so too, the apple tea (really good).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Located near by Blue Mosquet and Ayasofya. Cozy environment. Excellent staff, really attentive and client oriented. Menu: good variety Price: ok Food: good portion, excellent presentation, amazing taste

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came here on our first night and they were super nice. The food was a lot and super good. And harry and david tood good care of us and answered all our question. So we absolutely love them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We really enjoyed eating here and came back several times. Harry and David provided excellent service and there is even a cute cat, called Happy. Would definitely recommend! Very good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped in on a whim because it had these lovely couches and heat lamps. The servers are funny and speak great English. After a few minutes we felt like old friends. We ordered a pizza and a lamb pide (a Turkish pizza). We also had delicious warm bread and ezme a chili sauce that was great. Seriously the pizza... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This wood fired food is only topped by the service. We came back for the pizza and apple tea... We are bringing 2 pounds of the tea home. This is the only place in Istanbul where the "friendly" greeting on the street grows in genuine friendliness. Ibrahim is the owner and he takes a hands on apprach to making sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First day in istanbul and made to feel extremely welcome by the workers and owners in this cafe. Lovely food, did not have to Wait too long and good price range. Definitely recommend. Also brought some turkish mosaic lights from restaurant on discount !! Bonus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The ambiance and relaxed mood of this wonderful corner cafe/restaurant lounge was the highlight of my afternoon in Sultanahmet. My friend and I ate our meal in a spacious couch outside with warm heaters circling around us.A traditional pizza pide and chicken kebab was full of flavor followed by meeting their friendly owner who provided us with an apple tea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal. Food was delicious. Had fun and the staff was very kind and welcoming. Atmosphere was great and close location to other attractions.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Phone Number: 902124586678

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 39
  • Cuisine: European, Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

All the Turkish hot and cold drinks, dessert, kebabs, pides, pizzas in a wood burning oven.

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