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Faros Restaurant Sultanahmet

#276 of 11,118 Restaurants in Istanbul
#297 of 11,560 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Italian, International, Mediterranean, Turkish, Bistro
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Divanyolu Cad. No: 76 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 256 99 11
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7:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A Unique Feast In the PeninsulaStarting the day with open buffet...
A Unique Feast In the PeninsulaStarting the day with open buffet breakfast, the Faros Restaurant menu offer ıts customers a wide variety of choices. From garlic mushroom to prawn casserole, pizza to salmon tagliatelle, cokertme ( sirloin veal kebab stuffed with yogurt and and potatoes) to crepe.Exclusively, with our freshly made cocktails, you can converse in the garden while inhaling the historical peninsula’s mystical air.Sharing Your EnthusiasmFaros Restaurant is also a meeting point for sports enthusiasts. Current matches are shown on full HD vide screen LCD televisions. Friendly and experienced staff are at your service in order for you to have a pleasant time and to share your enthusiasm while delivering great hospitality
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  • 269
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  • 163
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Faros Restaurant

We had a family dinner there. Well the service is excellent, but this is to be expected since you are in Turkey. The food was very well prepared and we were very happy with our choice. I guess the only small negative point is that the prices were very high..really high.. even through that you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a family dinner there. Well the service is excellent, but this is to be expected since you are in Turkey. The food was very well prepared and we were very happy with our choice. I guess the only small negative point is that the prices were very high..really high.. even through that you are in the middle of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

great food, european as well as local turkish dishes. Great heated terrace to sit and watch the crowd stroll by Very helpfull staff who speak their languadges Recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I ate dinner here after a hard day of shopping at the Grand Bazaar. We ordered dinner for two and received a mixed plate of beef, lamb & chicken with grilled vegetables entitled the "sultan kebab." DrInks consisted of water. Service was good, portions were large and the bill was huge. A 10 percent surcharge was added... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Food was really good, a bit pricey be warned but delicious. There is Pasta/pizza etc but I stuck with the Turkish and it was delicious. I had a pomegranate and walnut stew with lamb. Delish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went on our first day on Istanbul, just for a coffee and the food they was serving looks really good, so we check the menu and we went the same night for dinner, the food was amazing, faros salad was super fresh and chicken harem suuuuper tasty, really really good! Was so good that we went the all week... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Ended up going into this restaurant because we couldn't find the one we were looking for. So glad we couldn't find it. Lovely atmosphere, great food. Very friendly staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My visit in Istanbul began with dinner in this lovely restaurant. I was quite reserved about traditional Turkish food, as I am a fussy eater. But the dishes looked so tasty and the waiter patiently explained me about each one, that I decided to give it a try. I simply loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We tend to stay away from restaurants right in the middle of a tourist area but wanted to try it due to the large menu selection. We loved the menu selections and both had GREAT meals. It was my favorite meal selection in Istanbul. We enjoyed our meal while sitting outside. I was a little hesitant at first due to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Food was good and they have a good range of dishes to suit everyone. Prices are a little expensive unless you are staying in the hotel and then you get a 15% discount which is great. Great location and friendly staff. Worth a look, we did a lap of the block and ended up back here anyway as it looked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I rarely write purely negative reviews, and am suspicious of those that I read that have nothing good to say about a place. But Faro's, in my opinion, was one of those terrible experiences that define the phrase 'tourist trap'. Yes, the waiters and sidewalk guy are a bit charming in getting you to try their place out, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. No: 76 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 0212 256 99 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Mediterranean, Turkish, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children

Description

A Unique Feast In the PeninsulaStarting the day with open buffet breakfast, the Faros Restaurant menu offer ıts customers a wide variety of choices. From garlic mushroom to prawn casserole, pizza to salmon tagliatelle, cokertme ( sirloin veal kebab stuffed with yogurt and and potatoes) to crepe.Exclusively, with our freshly made cocktails, you can converse in the garden while inhaling the historical peninsula’s mystical air.Sharing Your EnthusiasmFaros Restaurant is also a meeting point for sports enthusiasts. Current matches are shown on full HD vide screen LCD televisions. Friendly and experienced staff are at your service in order for you to have a pleasant time and to share your enthusiasm while delivering great hospitality
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:00 am

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