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Faros Restaurant Sultanahmet

#287 of 11,445 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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  • 269
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Delicious

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
HB_Sara
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Melb
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We visited this restuarant twice during our stay in Istanbul. We were amazed by the way a dish called Testi Kebap was service!!! Good service and friendly staff.

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I tend to stay away from places that are right in the middle of touristy foot traffic for good food but we thought we would try it because they serve a selection of beers like Corona instead of just the usual Ef Es that you get in Turkey and the menu had many American selections. We sat outside where they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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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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