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Faros Restaurant Sultanahmet

#255 of 11,372 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, International, Mediterranean, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 263
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Fantastic for a Tourist Trap neighborhood

This place definitely caters to tourists, but their food is quite delicious. Portions are large and they offer complimentary apple tea at the end, which no Turk would be caught dead drinking (it tastes like hot apple juice, and is quite sweet). One of the better restaurants in the vicinity of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Antesa J
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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496 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The food was nothing to write home about, but it did arrive quickly. They had free wifi, which was primarily the reason why we chose it. We ate here when we couldn't find a restaurant we had intended to visit. It was quite touristy as it was conveniently located near the Blue Mosque.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place definitely caters to tourists, but their food is quite delicious. Portions are large and they offer complimentary apple tea at the end, which no Turk would be caught dead drinking (it tastes like hot apple juice, and is quite sweet). One of the better restaurants in the vicinity of the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia, IMHO.

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We have eaten here every night for a week and the service has been excellent, the food authentic and European both good. I would recommend to any discerning diner.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Caters for the tourists well with range of items on the menu. Service was polite, good outdoor heaters for days when it's chilly. Blankets also provided. Can't complain but if toy want that authentic turkish vibe there are better restaurants to choose from.

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I enjoyed visiting this place on couple of occasions while in Istanbul. The food is good, very cosy and staff is very attentive and friendly.

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Rome, Italy
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After reading numerous enthusiastic reviews on Tripadvisor, I decided to give this restaurant a try. Well, the first impression was to enter in a pub rather than a restaurant, however the staff were friendly and quite entertaining with my kid and therefore we were still having a good feeling that the dinner would have had awesome. And the dinner started... More 

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Noosa, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Quaint little coffee shop in the centre of the action. I found the service to be good and staff quite friendly. Good coffee and food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

The setting is good, the food fantastic. The service is quiet poor though which let the restaurant down

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, reasonable price and awesome environment! Perfect for a romantic diner or to just eat some delicious food!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Food were good, but stuff and ambient was perfect. I sit outside, they have heaters and very nice light decorations. But the most important thing for me is stuuf in the restaurant and there i meet the best guy ever. They were very nice and care for anything. I will came back for sure and recommend visit for all who... 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, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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