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Cafe Rumist

Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #14 of 10,944 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: European, Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
Description: All the Turkish hot and cold drinks, dessert, kebabs, pides, pizzas in a wood burning oven.
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92% Recommend
Rating summary
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Good food, few steps from Topkapi, friendly staff, reasonable prices.Don't miss their tchai - I think it was apple/lemon ?.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved this place. Had to visit it twice to eat clay pot stew again. Omer and Baris were excellent hosts & made our time in Istanbul feel like we were at home. Can't wait to visit again to repeat the experience & meet the wonderful people of Istanbul & view the amazing sites of old. Diane & Rene

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Olney, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We only had coffee, but I still have to chime in. We were meeting someone for dinner later, and I had great regret watching the amazing food arrive all around us. We sat outside on the cushioned benches and enjoyed the culture. Wished we could have taken advantage of more of what they had to offer. The coffee was great!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have eaten in the Rumist many times over the past 5 years and still there Pide is the best I've eaten in Istanbul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I have been here wıth several of friend of mıne. We had a hot pot clay kabob and mix girl ( Turkish Kabob) both of them were very tasty and lovely.. Personaly ı tired before hot pot clay kabob in Cappadocia but this one was the best in Cafe Rumist. Highly recomended this great cafe...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited rumist cafe yesterday and were very impressed by the food and service. The owner was very hospitable and we will definitely visit again!

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We just had the most fun and relaxed with the friendly and down to earth waiters. The food was excellent and the restaurant was somehow both in a quiet area and then there were also people passing to keep the atmosphere. So just go and enjoy.

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Porto, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Havin lunch in the shade, with a soft breeze, drinking natural juices and heating the best Kebab, pizza and salad. The place is decorated with persian carpets and turkish lamps and furniture, the staff is really nice and chatty. It's located in the restaurants street that's on the back street of the Blue Mosque, look around and you'll find it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had an evening meal here 2 days ago following recommendations from Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, the service was lovely and friendly, and it's right in the heart of things. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Istanbul!

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Cairo, Egypt
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice location at the heart of the old city adjacent to the four seasons sultan Ahmet , comfy place to chill after a long day touring the old city.with very friendly staff,Omar the head waiter is clearly an addition to the experience Food is good but not exceptional, appetizers are ok the testi kebab is average but the mixed pide... More

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