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The Han Restaurant

Sultanahmet - Old City
Turkish
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Cankurtaran Mah, Alemdar Cd. Soguk Cesme Sk. No. 26 | Sultanahmet, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
(0212)5266262
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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
Most recent review
The Sultan of the Han

I didn't read any reviews of the restaurant before going, but my friends recommended it. It was a short walk from our hotel. I had the clay pot chicken and some pancakes both very good. Good service and a little too touristy, but that just goes with the territory at times. Expensive? I didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
BobbyBluewaters
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Maryland Heights, Missouri
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I didn't read any reviews of the restaurant before going, but my friends recommended it. It was a short walk from our hotel. I had the clay pot chicken and some pancakes both very good. Good service and a little too touristy, but that just goes with the territory at times. Expensive? I didn't think so. I will be back... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We walked in thinking that it was going to be a true Turkish dining experience but left feeling very disappointed! Ended up only having a starter and a beer for more than double the price in the area, service was shocking and food very disappointing.

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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Unfriendly service: we stepped there in late afternoon/ early evening because we were attracted by the lovely, traditional setting, we said since the beginning that we were not going to have a dinner, only a glass of wine. Although there was only one table taken and people were not coming yet for the dinner, the waiters were constantly showing us... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We saw the women making Ottoman pancakes in the window, and like many of the other tourists, gave it a try. We were seated on cozy pillows on the floor. The waiter recommended some of the pancakes to try - spinach and cheese, mushroom and cheese, and beef and cheese. The beef and cheese was the best. Staff kept coming... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

There was a raging snowstorm the day we ducked in here for lunch. The food was twice the price it should've been but everything we got was delicious. And the staff was very nice. The host took our picture. And when I ordered dessert, the host came and took it away saying it wasn't full enough. He brought back a... More 

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East Midlands
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Authentic Ottoman cuisine, with generous portioins and friendly and efficient service. Being on a major tourist route, prices are quite high, but it has nice atmosphere and is worth a visit.

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

kebab was excellent and the cooked rice too. Sitting on couchs and with a good service, i would return.

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Ioannina, Greece
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Friendly staff, plenty of choises to eat but very expensive for what they serve. There are better choises in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We really enjoyed eating here - the restaurant is great fun for families as you can sit on the floor cushions to eat your meal at low tables. It is very attractively decorated so a fun place to eat. The food was good and the toilets were clean. If I was being very picky I would say that the service... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice food. Friendly waiters. Good selection of food and everything was tasty. Very practical lunch stop in between topkapi and the 2 large mosques

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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 - Old City
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Phone Number: (0212)5266262

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

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