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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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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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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
Good for lunch and dinner

I tried lunch and dinner here on the basis of TripAdviser reviews and was not disappointed. The menu is small but what they have is excellent -- some of the best chicken kebab and lamb (kuzu Sultan) I have ever tasted. The specialty is chicken cooked in a pot that the waiters break open to serve... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I tried lunch and dinner here on the basis of TripAdviser reviews and was not disappointed. The menu is small but what they have is excellent -- some of the best chicken kebab and lamb (kuzu Sultan) I have ever tasted. The specialty is chicken cooked in a pot that the waiters break open to serve but this only works... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is very close to the tourist area, but a lot of people miss it because it's on the "other" side of the Blue Mosque. It's worth walking the extra couple hundred feet, because the food is really good, and they don't pester you like most tourist area restaurants in Istanbul. We tried the "testi" kebab for the first time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This place was refreshing in that they didn't harass you to come in :-). Excellent outdoor seating area along the street. Lots of veggie options. We ate there several times and everything was good. Prices were typical for the area. Servers were just great and became friends after awhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant opened my eyes and showed me the real taste of Turkish dishes. We tasted Iskander kebab, Adana kebab, Pita and pizza and everything was gorgeous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Like much of the Sultanahmet area, Akbiyik Cad. is wall to wall restaurants, all serving much the same standard of food. Albura Kathisma is definitely above average and worth a try on its merits. But if you are lucky, you may be invited to see the amazing labyrinth at the back of the restaurant which is part of the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has quite a large open air area which we favoured when we dined on several occasions during our stay for both lunch and dinner. It was extremely pleasant to eat good food accompanied by an excellent Turkish wine and watch the endless stream of humanity making their way along busy Akbiyik Cad. This establishment prides itself on being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The restaurant had a number veggie selections and we chose it, just based on that. They didn't disappoint. Good sized portions, very friendly staff made it a very pleasant experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Hey i have been albura and their service was great ..smiling face and food was great fabulous time at albura kathisma You should see there old mine as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have been in Istanbul many times and quite a lot even on this street but never before had I tried this restaurant. I had been missing out! This is a fantastic place! We read the "hassle-free zone" sign outside and decided to give it a try. A change after every other place where they try to pull you in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Dinner was just the best. Food was fresh and traditional Ottoman style. Service was outstanding with knowledgeable waiters who did not hassle you. It is worth the push past the other pushy restaurants along the strip to the signs saying "Hassle Free Zone" and they are true to their word. Be sure to ask to see the Palace 1700 yrs... More 

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Additional Information about Albura Kathisma

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

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

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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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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