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Albura Kathisma

Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni AkbIyIk Cad. No:38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 90 31
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Ranked #39 of 10,793 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $40
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Turkish, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are Albura&Kathisma.Started bussiness in 2005 in the old ottoman house where we are now.Since then we are trying to perfect our food with well educated personnel hosting you precious customers.In 2012 we added a large selection of "Kebabs" (from the charcoal grill) in order to give you varieties of tastes of every section of Turkey.We are honoured with all of the reviews you made or going to make.If you are planing a visit to adorable city of ISTANBUL do not miss the opportunity to enjoy our delicious selections.
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You will notice that there is a hustling culture in Istanbul. It is quite refreshing to see that these guys don't do that. The food was great and the surprise at the end (ask for it) was the coolest!!!!!

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Had a really great meal here, on a recommendation from the receptionist in our hotel. Arrived early evening, so took our time over flat-bread, humus and hot spicy vegetarian balls (nicer than it sounds) for starters. Mains were two of the best we've ever had. One Sultan Lamb with mixed vegetables and mash and one Walnut Lamb (can't remember the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great patio, not pushy very relaxed dining. Loved the vegetable balls (zuchinni fritters). Calamari was very fresh! Highly recommend! Mehmet, who served us, was the best!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had a great night out here. The food is very interesting and shows interest in cooking Turkish food above and beyond kebabs. In April it was fun to sit outside under the heaters with blankets available for the chilled!! The service is good and we enjoyed our food -highly recommended.

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159 reviews 159 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We wanted a light meal and a restaurant that was close by. Albura kathisma was a perfect choice. It was our first meal in Istanbul and it was a great introduction. Easy to find; on the restaurant street just below the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The staff were helpful and attentive. The food was pleasant. In following days we... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Went to Albura on our last day in Istanbul to have a traditional Turkish kebab - one last kebab before leaving. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel and very conveniently located. We ordered beers, a few appetizers, and the lamb kabob plates. Everything was very good and it made a fitting farewell to what will now be one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Loved it good service food was great and lovely selection of wine thk you Albura Will recommend anybody to come and try this place.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was very disappointed by this restaurant and surprised at the high rating it has. The service was lousy, the atmosphere was average and the food was terrible. We were seated in the back of the upstairs behind a school tour group that monopolized the servers. Stuck way in the back it was hot and stuffy. Somehow we ordered twice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We ate dinner here with our two children, ages six and nine, in March 2014. It was a cool evening but the heaters and blankets made sitting near the street quite pleasant. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Ask to see the cistern---you won't be disappointed!

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Mossley Ashton under Lyne
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We tried a few Restaurant during our stay in Istanbul but the Albura Kathisma stands out for both quality and value. Excellent Turkish bread,good House wine and fantastic menu. My Walnut Kuzu (lamb marinated in saffron and slowly cooked in pomigranate juice and walnut pieces was to die for, and my wife Sirimasir (stuffed courgettes with lamb, tomatoes, and chickpeas... More

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