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Faros Restaurant Sultanahmet

Divanyolu Cad. No: 76 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 256 99 11
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Ranked #215 of 10,952 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
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very touristy and our meals were pretty ordinary. Okay for people watching and a drink etc. It was very expensive for what you got.

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Cambridge
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Loved the inside of this restaurant.....the initial draw was the fact that it had a/c that was fully working in the heat of the day and free wifi! The food was excellent and lots of choice. Staff were polite and spoke English very well.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

In the summer heat in Istanbul, this is a great place in the shade - between Blue Mosque and Grand Bazar. Good food, ice cold beers and great drinks. You might hang out there for hours, watching people walk by - because you can :)

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Park City, Utah
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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