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Faros Restaurant Sultanahmet

Divanyolu Cad. No: 76 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 256 99 11
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Ranked #217 of 10,944 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 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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English first
Park City, Utah
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were persuaded to stop in by the guy with the top hat who was standing outside the restaurant. We sat down for lunch and drinks, and it was a good experience overall. We ordered the grand mothers purse casserole, stuffed grape leaves and beer. Everything was delicious. The grand mother's purse casserole is served in a beautiful puff pastry.... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ate here several times and everything was always delicious. The staff is very attentive and the guy in the top hat is a riot! It was usually crowded outside but there is also seating inside.

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Jordan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

In my 4 night stay in Istanbul we ended up going there twice...nice location...good food...nice drinks..free WiFi. ..clean bathrooms. ..fried chicken salad is excellent. ..halloumi salad (Faros salad) is great...mixed Turkish mezze plate is delicious...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our food was good. My husband had a pizza with Doner meat, a thin kind of spiced lamb. The crust was crisp and the cheese was tasty. We have had pizza several times in Turkey and frankly they do a better job of it than many places in Italy. I had the Iskender kabob, and it was also good. They... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Not a pleasant experience at all. There was a long wait for the food even though it wasn't a busy evening - once we got the food it was cold as the waiter only went to check for the food once we asked how long it will take. They had the cheek to add service charge on to the overall... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

This is the worst food we have had in Istanbul so far. We ordered a lamb crépe, which was essentially an average tasting sloppy stew with a few bits of tough meat spooned over a soggy crépe. Avoid.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stopped in for coffee at Faros and found that the service and coffee were disappointing. We ordered two macchiatos and though these were made quickly they sat on the counter waiting for the waiter to bring them to us. Frustratingly, the cups were only a few feet away from our table. The barista was not permitted to give these to... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The restaurant is close to the "Blue Mosque," and offers a nice quiet setting just off the main street. While the food was fine, the service was terrible -- the waiter spent his time conversing with his colleagues on the main thoroughfare. Even worse, however, was the fact that a 10% service charge was added to the bill without our... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We found this restaurant as we were walking around the neighborhood of our hotel. We were persuaded by the owner to enter his restaurant, so we did. We ordered the cold meze and the kebab for the main course. The food was okay at best, however the prices are definitely high for this average food. There lots of other "better"... More

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Goodyear, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

stopped here every afternoon for an adult beverage and snack. the people watching was perfect, the location right between our shopping and sightseeing and hotel.

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