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Albura Kathisma

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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No:38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 9031
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are Albura&Kathisma.Started bussiness in 2005 in the old ottoman house...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I've come here several times a year for six years, and it never lets me down. The food is good, the menu is accommodating to all kinds of eaters, and the fact that it's located inside some Byzantine ruins is a bonus for any history buff! I love their seafood, but their vegetarian food is great too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Mountain View, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've come here several times a year for six years, and it never lets me down. The food is good, the menu is accommodating to all kinds of eaters, and the fact that it's located inside some Byzantine ruins is a bonus for any history buff! I love their seafood, but their vegetarian food is great too. It's reasonably priced,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant with some friends and on their recommendation. We went back as a couple on the second night. Friendly service and not rushed. We asked if we could have a relaxing drink first and when ready order our meal. They were more than happy to oblige. Lovely traditional food and well priced. Cost approx 125 tl for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Needed a late dinner after flying into Istanbul and knew this place from earlier visits. Located in a busy restaurant street with lots of options it stands out as classier looking than the others and the staff do not hassle you to come in as others do on the street. Service is excellent and staff are very friendly. As in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We'd read reviews on trip advisor before setting out after arriving on long haul flights from australia. Were very tired and just wanted something tasty. We liked the fact the staff didn't hassle us to order. We thoroughly enjoyed our mixed kebab platter for two, lots of tasty meats and good selection of both raw and roasted veg to balance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is really good one all food and appetizer was amazing I had enjoyed every thing, staff are friendly and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

By all means order Imman's favorite hot appetizer -- one of the best eggplant dishes we've ever had. Friendly and professional service. More inventive Turkish cuisine. My chicken with apricots and rice was a bit dry, but overall everything was more tasty than at most of the Turkish restaurants we've tried on many visits. The waiter was very kind about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a fabulous meal here. My main course was chicken served with rice and a sauce of apricots and honey- it was to die for. Beautiful. My husband had beef cooked in terracotta and it too was delicious. After the meal, ask to see their hidden ruins. Amazingly there is a series of rooms off the main restaurant that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our first visit to Istanbul, myself and best friend who have been on many trips together, including other parts of Turkey. On walking along the street, my first impression was we were hassled left, right and centre by many of the restaurants, except this one. The 'front of house' staff member Saim, was incredibly friendly and polite and let us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

According to the staff of our hotel, we had a dinner at Albura. They have many variety of foods such as Italian and Turkish local. They have many open air seats and the atmosphere is also nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We enjoyed a lingering lunch here, initially tempted in by the sprays of cool water vapour that offered a welcome relief from the heat of Istanbul but once inside, we were delighted both by the service and the choice and quality of the food so stayed for quite some time. The restaurant has an open grill and the meats cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No:38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 9031

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Turkish, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
Sultanahmet
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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