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Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #23 of 11,170 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: European, Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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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
Description: All the Turkish hot and cold drinks, dessert, kebabs, pides, pizzas in a wood burning oven.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit Istanbul I make sure this place in my first stop. Amazing food, great relaxing surroundings and very helpful staff! 10/10 and highly recommend to anyone visiting the city

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant with friendly staff, an amazing location and ambiance! We ate there three of our four nights in town. The clay hot pot kebap is both a great meal, and a good show! Looking forward to our next visit! Oh, one heads up- they serve no alcohol, but do have a very nice hooka lounge area.

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Miri, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was the first restaurant we went to during our stay in Istanbul and we absolutely love the food. Even our picky 7 year old had no complaint and finished up every bit of her food. The ambience was excellent and the staff was also very friendly.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Excellent Food - Very tasty Pasta, Tortellini and Cheesy Mushroom. Good Home Bread and Spicy Chutney on the house. Complimentary Turkish Tea and a very good Ambience

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Huntington Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This restaurant is fantastic. They have veggie options as well as delicious meat options. The staff couldn't be more friendly. They were even helpful when a cabby tried to rip us off. We consider Harry and his friends that work there friends after eating there for seven nights. I recommend the eggplant dishes and the best apple tea in all... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very nice and friendly restaurant serving great local food. Mood and ambience and is great too.lentil soup is simply heavenly. Highly recommended.

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Ankara, Turkey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The staff was very friendly and lots of fun. I live in Turkey and sometimes want something different. I ordered the Pad Thai and my husband ordered curry. We were very satisfied! Others in our group ordered Turkish food and enjoyed it, too.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We ordered a mixed grill platter. Nice cuts of meat with nice rice. Shame about the service as the oriental-looking waiter was quite disinterested and wasn't hugely welcoming. It was nice to sit outside under the huge roof heaters when it's freezing out on the street. Nice juices available. Wifi available too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I found this place after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and fancying a change from the usual area I was eating in. I had the mix grill and the food was well cooked. The homemade bread and dip given at the start of the meal was a nice touch and the best bread I ate on my visit to Istanbul.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is by far the best restaurant I've been to in Turkey. This place has great vegetarian options apart from the other items. The staff are also extremely friendly and are glad to make you feel as comfortable as possible. The price is also very reasonable for the quality and taste of the food. Don't miss this restaurant if you're... More 

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Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902124586678
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet - Old City
Average Prices: USD 13 - 39
Cuisine: European, Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish

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