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Cafe Rumist

#35 of 11,146 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 6641
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Hot Pot Kabab,,

Wonderfull food (you must try hot pot kabab) , fabulous staff. We have been in this reasturant before and were welcomed back like a old friends. The cafe is a corner of the one of the main street of all reasturant in Sultanahmet , the service the best we experienced in Sultanahmet area. It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderfull food (you must try hot pot kabab) , fabulous staff. We have been in this reasturant before and were welcomed back like a old friends. The cafe is a corner of the one of the main street of all reasturant in Sultanahmet , the service the best we experienced in Sultanahmet area. It was a relax , enjoyble ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The staff are all very friendly and well coming happy face. The food is great and must try hot pot clay kebab with a great show but you must ask for lamb meat. We love also their appetizer ezme and puff bread it is very good. The cafe is close by the blue mosque , hogia Sophia and topkapi palace.Try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I been living in the old city ( Sultanahmet) and having lunch avery day at this restaurant. Great tasty food and friendly owner and his brother (Ugur ). Must try their special Hot Pot Clay kebab....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I went to Istanbul a week ago and had the wonderful fortune of eating at Cafe Rumist. We had the clay pot kebab amongst other things. the food was absolutely amazing and the staff were extremely attentive and friendly. They were also very helpful in recommending other places to visit in Istanbul. I would 100% recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This restaurant is located at the end of the main strip of restaurants in Sultanahmet, in a corner location. The food was extremely good, easily on of the best I had in Istanbul. The service was equally good and fast, and very friendly. And the price was very good, considering the quality of it all. I can certainly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I wasnt hungry, i was passing by the restaurant with my wife, and the very talented turkish guy in front of the restaurant door convinced me to have a look on the menu, his face looked like a nipali or bormanian guy but i ended up knowing that he was turkish I ate their special dish, a checkin in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The staff are really friendly and attentive, the food was excellent we had the clay pot kebab and it was delicious and very entertaining in the way it was presented. The evening was finished off with a water pipe and some turkish tea. I highly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I came with my friends to Istanbul for the first time, and my first meal here.... I can't even put into word! We were all eating silently, it was so good. Asked for the chef's special and we were not disappointed. I have never had food like it. Ask for the hot pot clay kebab, where the food is all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch. Absolutely delicious and great hospitality. Ibrahim and his wife both lovely. Great staff overall. Tried things they recommended and just amazing! Can't praise enough! Will be coming back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Just had dinner tonight at Cafe Rumist and it was a beautiful experience. The meat pie was deliciously light, and the spicy beef Clay Pot we ordered was so flavorful and tasty! So was the fresh Rumist Mix Juice we ordered. Excellent hospitality- Ibrahim was a very gracious host and sat with us and gave us excellent advice about the... More 

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Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 458 6641
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Average Prices: USD 13 - 39
Cuisine: Italian, Japanese, Pizza, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 6641

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 39
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Japanese, Pizza, Mediterranean, Sushi, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

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

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