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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 #54 of 10,976 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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Limerick, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely meal and friendly staff. Very pleasant to sit outside and people watch. We especially loved that we could read the outside menu without been hassled to come in ( which is done almost every where in restaurants and shops)

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant last evening to celebrate our friends anniversary. The street is full of restaurants but this one does not hassle you to go in. The service is very friendly, the food offers a choice of Turkish or European and was very tasty. The bonus is the archeological dig that is tucked away at the back. You expect... More

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is my 4th time her, my wife's 2nd. Food has been great, we typically take a mezze and decide what to take for main course afterwards. Today we had waiter Drej Mehmet who made us feel comfortable and happy to return to the restaurant and Istanbul. There are cats...... Don't forget to have them show you the old palace... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I been this place some days ago and with waiter FIGO's advice i ordered southeast anatolia lamb the food was amazing and delicious stuff especially FIGO so greatfull and so friendly you can visit here for great Dinner

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160 reviews 160 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This place is right in the heart of a strip of very competitive restaurants. We ate here twice in our 4 days in Istanbul and enjoyed the food, the friendly service and the amazing atmosphere. Such an electric feel in the area matched with a lovely ambience. Our food and wine was great and not expensive. The owner took us... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We ate there twice, the food is good but on our last night they overcharged on several different items, we corrected some of the bill but missed some, I'm sure they knew.

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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was such a terrific find, suggested by our hotel. Unlike many of its neighbors on the street, there was no high pressure from the manager trying to rope in clients. They don't need to - the food is better than some of the other places we ate nearby. We started with the warm appetisers: hummus with meat was outstanding,... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I visited for my friends birthday this week, she is a veggie and found Istanbul tough to find special celebratory food... Albura was great, fab staff, food and not too pricey!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Just returned from Istanbul. This restaurant was right across the street from our hotel. We tried many restaurants in our 10 day stay in Istanbul but came to this restaurant for dinner twice and lunch once and just drinks once. The restaurant service, food and story are all good. Owners are doing excavating of old palace underneath and we had... More

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Lefkada, Greece
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Delicious food, great atmosphere and really friendly staff. We ate there twice and tried several different dishes. Everything was great - might be the best restaurant in the area. Food in Istanbul is generaly pricey but this one worths it. Try the excellent cooked steaks and the plates from ottoman cuisine. We'd definately go back again and again. Highly recomended!!

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