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Cafe Rumist

#29 of 11,445 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
902124586678
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 729
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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 25
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  • 13
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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
Good food and silence

I have to say that me and my stepmom were looking for a place to eat, and we could only find some noisy restaurants with a terrible loud music, until we found Rumist. Omar was a nice boy, and we loved the fact that no loud music was played, and quite interesting; no alcohol is served. The food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Flora G
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have to say that me and my stepmom were looking for a place to eat, and we could only find some noisy restaurants with a terrible loud music, until we found Rumist. Omar was a nice boy, and we loved the fact that no loud music was played, and quite interesting; no alcohol is served. The food was amazing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I like the rest , cousi and friendly staff esprcially Haroon(harry)shah is the best and every thing else is great , please try it during your staying in the magnificent Istanbul .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very friendly people here and good food a must try in turkey the dishes were very traditional Turkish food the location is very good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Rumist Cafè; a place where food is excellent, service is great, and no matter where you are from, you will always feel at home (With a turkish twist). At no time during your time at this cafè will you ever feel that you are not a top priority, as great service is what makes this restaurant #24 already on TripAdvisor,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I ate ate at this lovely restaurant on my first night in turkey and had to come back for another meal before I left the country. The hosts are amazingly friendly and great to chat with. Both times I stayed for several hours chatting with Harry and drinking tea and smoking sesha with the lovely staff. Had a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable time with my family and friends on our first night in Istanbul. Than came back to next day for lunch.Great food, and the service staff were excellent and charming.We highly recomended hot pot clay kebab and shirimp in a tile the best...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

i visited on my last trip Nov and went back again last night, it has a nice outdoor setup with comfy sofa and heaters for the cold times. Staff ate friendly especially Haroon he's a very nice and friendly person fun to chat with. Food is ok their speciality is the hot pot good way to discover Turkish food. They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food was ok. We had the traditional turkish clay pot dish. They put on a nice show when they cook it and breake it outside, but the food was not that good-tasting as the reviews led us to think.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We discovered this cafe on our first day in Istanbul and ended up stopping by every day we were there. The service was excellent and hands down better than we experienced anywhere else during our 2 weeks in Turkey. The cafe is warm and inviting, the staff treat you like family and the food is always freshly made and excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Arriving in Istanbul we were immediately harassed by every restaurant to come in and try their food. When we passed Cafe Rumist however we were greeted with friendly staff eager to joke around with us and tell us the great things about their City. We then decided to eat dinner and it was an unforgettable experience. The food was delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 902124586678

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?