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The Han Restaurant

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Sultanahmet
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediocre at best, largely due to the service...

Although convenient with regard to location and interesting in that you have the option to sit at low tables amid comfortable cushions and pillows, the food was just ok and the service left much to be desired. There were only a handful of people in the restaurant and yet it took a great deal of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Although convenient with regard to location and interesting in that you have the option to sit at low tables amid comfortable cushions and pillows, the food was just ok and the service left much to be desired. There were only a handful of people in the restaurant and yet it took a great deal of time for someone to even... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We, like many others decided to eat here because of the decor and the ladies making fresh bread in the window. We walked in and were seated by the waiter who I can only describe as someone looking for an argument. We thought he was just being funny towards us but it turns out he had a problem with most... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Loved the atmosphere and food. We had a large group of us. and they were very accommodating. The staff was very professional and attentive. Would definitely come back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

though the menu wasn't that elaborate but the food was amazing. We were very impressed by the hospitality and personal service of the staff. The cheese stuffed bread was to die for. Kebab and chicken skewers were also good. They offered us traditional Turkish tea in the end and gave both our kids Apple tea complimentary. It was such a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Myself and my partner went here for lunch earlier today and it was the worst place we have eaten in Turkey and also the worst service we have had. Although the decor is quite nice inside the food is TERRIBLE. The doner kebab we order took 30 minutes to come out of the kitchen and when it did it was... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went in wanting to experience traditional Turkish cuisine since they have Turkish ladies sitting up front making bread. It was hot (July) and the place was not air conditioned or even had fans. When the food came, it was more Italian than Turkish (everything had marinara sauce in it). In all honesty, it did not taste bad but I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went here with guide 1 day, was nice lunch, would be good for dinner I think also. Low and normal seats available

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Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We entered this restaurant after watching the woman in the window making Gozleme. We had tradicional turkish food, absolutely delicious, much better than other restaurants in the area, but the prices are definitely higher. The restaurant was nice decorated in the traditional Turkish way with cushions on the floor.

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Batumi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Han restaurant is located near St.Sophia church. It has an authentic decoration. Prices are higher than the average but food quality is excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It looks good from the outside and it's a nice experience on the inside. However, at the time of eating, the food is average and no worth the price. May be because we didn't eat the specials, which are quite an experience to see (not sure about the taste though). If you want a tourist experience even if overprice, this... More 

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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: European, Turkish

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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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