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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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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Food is ok, but the personal do just want to sell the most expensive food. 10% service fee is always included...

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Looks nice from outside but it is like every restaurants near tourist spots : overpriced and poor service. Try to walk little more away from tourist spots for good food and fair prices

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun here experiencing traditional Turkish cuisine. Great gozleme and dips freshly prepared. Ladies sit in the window rolling out the pastry. The Turkish wine selection was great too especially the rose. We shared a grilled meat plate on our waiters recommendation between 4 of us and it was wonderful to try a variety of things between us. Helpful... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We only wanted to try this restaurant because we saw the women in the Windows making gozleme and that the restaurant was filled with pillows and carpets where you Can sit and have ur Meal on the floor. The gozleme was very boring - we ordered one with Meat and one with potato - didnt taste of so much. Beside... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were enticed by the decor and the women making gozleme in the front window. However, the gozleme we ordered was dry and not worth the price. We also ordered doner. Worst decision ever. 35tl and the plate came with a handful of warm meat, a few lettuce leaves, 1 quarter of a tomato and 6 cold fries. We never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I generally don't write reviews of restaurants but I'll make an exception this time because it really deserves it. The food is simply delicious (try the testi kebab!) and the service flawless. Very professional and courteous waiters who will amaze you by their handling of the fiery testis. The setting and decor is also great and very traditionally Turkish. You... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I couldn't resist the Gozleme as a starter. It was light, not stodgy as some restaurants tend to serve it. The Kiymali Gozleme was my favourite. The meat was tender and spiced perfectly with pepper. The Meze was fresh, offering a beautiful selection of flavours. For main course we shared a Mushroom Casserole and Constantine Kebab. The mixture of flavours... More 

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Recently spent ten days in Turkey, had our last dinner at The Han, best meal we had, Great atmosphere, fab staff and amazing food. Cant recommend this highly enough, good quality home style Turkish meals- very tasty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Food is ok, but the personal do just want to sell the most expensive food. 10% service fee is always included...

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This restaurant has Turkish woman in the window making gozleme and the interior has big cushions on the floor around low tables so looks enticing but that's about it. Food was average and overpriced for what it was. This restaurant is obviously appealing to the tourist but doesn't deliver. We were very disappointed and now know why we were the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

One of the best meals I have had. We were tired so didn't want to walk very far. The decor caught our attention and of course everything they do to make it look authentic. The prices were steep but if your willing pay its a delicious meal with friendly staff. They were more than happy to give us information on... More 

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

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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: European, Turkish

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