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Albura Kathisma

Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni AkbIyIk Cad. No:38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 9031
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Ranked #56 of 10,960 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $40
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian
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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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Portarlington, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Recommended by our hotel and deservedly so. Beautiful room, heater over the street front, sensational ottoman cuisine. Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The restaurant has a very nice ambiance and a menu with lots of great (Turkish) dishes to choose from. The waiters were very friendly and the service was excellent. I will definitely come back next time I visit Istanbul.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This was our 3rd time at this wonderful place, it's in the "Old City" but a couple of streets away from tourist area, but well worth the 5 minute walk. Traditional Turkish food. This time we were told about a secret Palace that they found, and were even allowed to enter the little tunnel and visit it, our server that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Last week on our last night in Istanbul we (me and my friends) had a very good experience at this restaurant.The service was very good, waiters were really friendly and took their time to help/ advice/ surprise you. We loved the food (meat & vegetarian) as well as the ambiance. Definitely recommanded.

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Pretty setting, nice terrace but the food served was mediocre at best and dreadful on occasion, and the waiter's attitude didn't help either. One of the dishes had chicken that was overcooked to the point of being inedible. The accompanying orzo felt very much like it had been served to another customer before and then reheated (it even contained some... More

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Louisville KY
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After a long day of touring in Istanbul, we decided to dine at Albura Kathisma along the restaurant row of Sultanahmet. It is a bit difficult to pick one from the multitude of restaurants in that block, but we made a good choice with this large cafe. The menu offers a variety of Turkish dishes, a few Ottoman specialties ,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Don't be put of by the touristic appearance of Kathisma, this restaurant is like an Aladin's cave of surprises. If you don't like the crowded downstairs ask for a table on the second floor, very quiet and restful. The food both evenings we eat at Kathisma was excellent, and the vegetarian option of filled courgettes superb. My desert of baked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Very nice restaurant near to the blue mosque. Good food, friendly service, and the only restaurant where you are not 'persuaded' to visit by staff in the street. We had a lovely shrimp casserole to start, a shish kebab and an ottoman chicken dish (forgotten the name). Our waiter Drej Mehmet was great

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I thought the food here was good but not amazing. Good service. Definitely caters to tourists. The vegetarian options were plentiful, which I appreciated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Good Turkish cuisine including some Ottoman style dishes. Relaxed service, not always prompt, but very friendly. Ask to see the archaeological excavations out the back...

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Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni AkbIyIk Cad. No:38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 9031
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Average Prices: USD 7 - 40
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian

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