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Aloran Cafe & Restaurant

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Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No.11 | Next To Four Seasons Hotel, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
+90 212 458 8528
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food and friendly service

We both had a main from the Ottoman menu as recommended by the friendly waiter and we were not disappointed. Throw in very friendly service and its accessible and attractive location and you have the makings of a lovely place to spend an hour or two.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We both had a main from the Ottoman menu as recommended by the friendly waiter and we were not disappointed. Throw in very friendly service and its accessible and attractive location and you have the makings of a lovely place to spend an hour or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice place to know the turkish and otoman food. It's great for rest and refresh in between the visits of the city! Very near from topkapi palace and blue mosque. Excelent Service, very kind peolple and very nice food!! I loved it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Really friendly staff with yummy food. We had the chicken pizza, the seabass and the Santa Sophia chicken. The sea bass was really nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We first walked past and the man asked if we wanted to eat here and we said no thanks he didn't ask again. Walking away not feeling pressured we turned around and decided to have lunch. Very friendly, good choice of amazing food. And very cold beer. I recommend this place to anyone walking past. Wow I love Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very good food for a very very good price! Our best meal in 5 nights Istanbul. Good location and very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have just gotten back from Istanbul, where I stayed at the Istanbul Hostel. Aloran Cafe & Restaurant is around the corner, about 3 businesses down, and I ate there 3 times while I was in Istanbul. A couple of specific points: 1. The food was good, particularly the Testy Kabob. I got it with the chicken, which was delicious.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Lovely lamb and chicken shish kebab. The meat was very tender and tasty. Very friendly service and good price. The wine was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent food, excellent service, thanks for the hospitality!! We enjoyed several meals at this restaurant, had an enjoyable time with staff, we will definitely be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Delicious food with even better service ! Went back here numerous times whilst staying in Istanbul ! The banana and chocolate crepe is a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My dinner at Aloran Cafe & Restaurant was the meal I've had in Istanbul - and I've really enjoyed all of it. Aloran does it right though - delicious, unique homemade bread that was fresh out of the oven; amazing yogurt with garlic sauce; and even better kabobs. Excellent meal! The staff was extremely friendly - excellent service without being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No.11 | Next To Four Seasons Hotel, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 8528

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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