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Kosk Restaurant

#262 of 11,113 Restaurants in Istanbul
#285 of 11,559 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No 9/A | Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
2125173479
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of our best meals in Istanbul

We have been passing by this restaurant for the past 5 days, as it is located right infront of our Hotel Zoe Empress. We finally decided to have our last lunch here, and it is one of our very best. The seafood casserole, the Ottoman beef casserole and the Sultan's Favorite Chicken dish are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Jessica A
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Antipolo City, Philippines
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Host was friendly and not overly pushy as may host are in the neighborhood. Food was average not bad not good. Service was average as well seem to forget about you once you are in the door.

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been passing by this restaurant for the past 5 days, as it is located right infront of our Hotel Zoe Empress. We finally decided to have our last lunch here, and it is one of our very best. The seafood casserole, the Ottoman beef casserole and the Sultan's Favorite Chicken dish are exceptionally good. Especially served with rice!... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This restaurant is only a few minutes walk away from Hagia Sophia but is down a small side street so away from the main crowds. It's also right next to the main strip of bars and restaurants within the old town. Simple food but really tasty. I wouldn't go for an evening meal but for lunch I couldn't fault it.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I had dinner here with the family on the final night we stayed in Istanbul and it was a great way to wrap up our holidays in Turkey! Beautiful view, great food and efficient service!

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Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I am sure that we just caught them on a bad night as most reviews are good, but after waiting rather a long time for the Mezes, which were good, we waited even longer for our main meal. When it arrived the food was bland and simply not up to any sort of standard. The waiters tried hard, but it... More 

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This restaurant is unique with a beautiful view of the splendid little Hagia Sophia and the Marmara Sea. On each floor the decor is typical and different. The terrace is sublime, and when the temperature drops, the servers kindly offer us red blankets. The service is really friendly. The food is exquisite and a great variety, and the dishes are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It is good place! Very delicious and tasty! We had lunch and dinner here some time. I recommend this restaurant all people.

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Troy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great restaurant in downtown Istanbul! Good food. Good wine. Great ambiance. We had a very nice meal on the third floor terrace. The terrace has a nice view of the downtown area (including the small Hagia Sophia church/mosque - not to be confused with the big one).

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Donegal, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a really nice evening at Kosk. I had delicious shish kebab, with lots of fresh vegetables and wonderful bread. We were welcomed by Zaccariah, a warm and friendly greeter who promised that it would be paradise. And it almost was!

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was staying in Sultanahmet but I found this place accidentally. Unlike other places the staff here is not pushy, rather laid back. View is nice, lot of artists in this hood. Evening can be very laid back and relaxed after a long day. Food is quite good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No 9/A | Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 2125173479

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?