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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 #48 of 10,940 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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90% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice restaurant. The waiter Drej Mehment looked after us very well. We went a number of times during our stay in istanbul. From the restaurant you can see the ancient underground ruins where the Byzantine Magnaura Palace once presided.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped for lunch and were very disappointed, the restaurant needed a good clean. The food was definitely not fresh, with rotten lemon pieces on the salad. The main course was Luke ward and certainly not freshly prepared. Plenty of other restaurants around.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My parents and their friends had dined here a few weeks ago - and based on their recommendation I booked a table. It is on the road behind the Blue Mosque and was quite popular. The waiting staff were very friendly and attentive without being too "in your face"! (I dined alone). The food was lovely; I had a kebab...a... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Afordable, Nice atmosphere, Lilia is very beautiful and very nice. You should try the chefs kebab and the testi kebab

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Alpharetta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, not far from the Arasta bazaar. Super nice people and great seafood. Don't miss the ancient ruins dating from the 300s, in the basement!

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I frankly cannot understand what the hype is about. The food was truly terrible. I can't remember what i had but it was some sort of lamb dish but the sauce was so acidic (was advertised as sweet and savory on the menu) I could barely stomach it. The lamb wasn't well cooked either, on the rubbery side. Would never... More

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Waterloo, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

- ate dinner here twice - hassle-free dining on a lively street full of restaurant touts - indoor/outdoor seating with a more upscale ambiance - check out the Roman ruins in the basement - delicious food; eggplant puree is divine - professional service and reasonable prices

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Lusaka, Zambia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We ate here twice on our day stay, including the night of our anniversary. Staff has "no hassle" policy which we loved and the service was great. Food was delicious with many vegetarian options for me and carnivorous options for my husband. Would highly recommend!

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wonderful! Elaborate menu, fine food and excellent service. Highly recommended. If you stay in Sultanahmet, this restaurant definitely and nicely stands out from the lot.

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Montreal, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food at this restaurant is very good to excellent. Manti, the Turkish ravioli that a previous advisor panned, is a particular taste that some may not like so to diss a restaurant for a dish that you would not like even if a master chef made it, is silly. My family of five all enjoy Manti and it was... More

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