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Cafe Rumist

Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #16 of 10,789 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

In the heart of the touristy Old-town area. This is good food and great nice people with and owner who is present. We likes everything we order. Would come again.

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Clarksville, MD
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Finding good Turkish food in Istanbul isn't difficult but finding it in the touristy area of Sutanahmed just outside the "Blue Mosque" without being harassed is not so easy. Unless you chose to eat at Cafe Rumist. The atmosphere and vibe is very cool with hanging gourd lanterns and glass lanterns everywhere. I despise cigarette smoke so having outdoor seating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You must eat there at least once! They have excellent turkish cousine, the place is very lovely! Even in cold you can eat outside under the heaters. It is not expensive, you can have a dinner for 20-30 lira. I love it! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Istanbul's Sultanahmet district. Staff is very friendly and the food is great. Be sure to have some of the fresh oven bread and try the Iskandar.

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went to breakfast at Cafe Rumist and had a great time. The staff were very helpful and attentive. They turned on the heating system just for us since we were sitting outside on the couches. The food and drinks were very good. My only dislike was that the coffee was only lukewarm and since I had been cold I... More

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We visited having read the reviews on trip advisor and our expectations were more than met! The atmosphere was very relaxed, with the family bustling round either waiting or preparing food - always friendly and wanting to make sure we were happy. The food was very good, with the highlight being the clay pot testis kebab - great theatre and... More

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Cheshire UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Delicious food served by charming and funny staff made for a very enjoyable evening. The young man on the door was very polite when trying to entice us in too - we'd already decided to visit after reading Trip Advisor reviews! We sat outside under the awning, which was filled with brilliantly coloured lamps for sale and added to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had lunch here in March 2014 on a pleasant, sunny afternoon. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Recommended!

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York, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Lovely food and relaxing atmosphere. Will come again if in the area. Good price for food and water-pipe only 20 lira, loads of flavours to choose from.

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We visited Cafe Rumist on the basis of its Tripadvisor ratings and were very pleased with the meal, which was tasty, attractive and prompt in arriving. The lavas (poof) bread was delicious and the testi kebab cooked in the clay pot was outstanding (the entertainment value of any flaming dish cannot be overstated). Unfortunately, it's the little things that annoy.... More

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