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The Han Restaurant

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Cankurtaran Mah, Alemdar Cd. Soguk Cesme Sk. No. 26 | Sultanahmet, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
(0212)5266262
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Gone with the Price

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 5 years. In this last visit I found the food to be average with prices WAY higher than anywhere in Istanbul (300% higher than other regular places). Still, the atmosphere and the staff helped not to spoil my meal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rafa S
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USA
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sink into the wonderful cushions at this traditional Turkish restaurant and relax with tea at this comfortable restaurant. Its a perfect resting stop near many of the major tourist sites and you'll enjoy watching the woman make traditional bread. We continued our lentil soup tastings and this restaurant offered one of the best we had on our trip. Service was... More 

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Thank library48
The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very nice and housy place, we eat "Testi kebabi" it was like a show, amazing! After our delicious diner we eat "Kunefe", to be honest it's was the best kunefe I've ever taste in Turkey. In this cold days we had a very warm welcome at HAN restaurant 👍🏼🙏🏼

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Thank rykbks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 5 years. In this last visit I found the food to be average with prices WAY higher than anywhere in Istanbul (300% higher than other regular places). Still, the atmosphere and the staff helped not to spoil my meal.

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Thank Rafa S
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11 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant while visiting Sultanahmet area. From outside the restaurant was inviting and looked very nice. Once inside, the impression was still the same. we ordered our food, I ordered a chicken pot, my boyfriend the recommended kebab plate. The food was just blah. It did not taste very good. The chicken pot had no taste whatsoever, and... More 

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Thank Maida D
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice traditional experience with attentive hosts. Food very gooD and tasty. Nice atmosphere. Would recommend this if you are after a traditional Urfa meal.

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Thank Mar0722
Istanbul, Turkey
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174 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pancake go serenely quiet 3pcs: 4 ½ 96tl paid with spinach and cottage cheese disgusting. The service was lousy and if there is someone wandering around the world he has created. I went with my tourist friends and I have a thousand regrets. Money would be a pity to formally stake a place and a community cocky. Very expensive a... More 

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Thank Yorgun2134
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well we walked into the tourist trap laid out by them given that the restaurant has full glass windows and inside you see a traditional Turkish setting with low sofa and colorful ambience and women sitting near the window cooking fresh bread / pancakes. We felt we had to go in to experience some authentic food. But when I saw... More 

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Thank MazterStroke
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

the food is so wonderful and delicious that i never forget the taste , staff were so kind to us and helped us about some places in istanbul but ive to admit that its a little bit expensive . its worth it

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Thank Ehsan N
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I remember reading that one of the best restaurants in Sultanahmet ended in "an". Now, someone slightly wiser than me would check the name first, before deciding the walk into "Han". I did, and was not completely disappointed. The service was moderately good. I ordered the baked lamb with the saffron rice instead of the red rice. That was no... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Typical eatery for tourists - very busy and food is fine. However, the staff appeared blasé and more interested serving the pretty girls diners than us.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah, Alemdar Cd. Soguk Cesme Sk. No. 26 | Sultanahmet, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: (0212)5266262

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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