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Albura Kathisma

#68 of 11,108 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No:38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 9031
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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
Very good

The service is great! The food is also very good. I had breakfast and dinner in the same place, I dared to try the turkish omelette and it was delicious, also tried the chocolate soufflé and was the only dessert I enjoyed in Istanbul, it was very nice. I totally recommend the testi kebab

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The service is great! The food is also very good. I had breakfast and dinner in the same place, I dared to try the turkish omelette and it was delicious, also tried the chocolate soufflé and was the only dessert I enjoyed in Istanbul, it was very nice. I totally recommend the testi kebab

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

we were in Istanbul for five nights and ate here for two of them - we don't often do that, but the restaurant was so good that we wanted to. It is a smart restaurant, with excellent food and a very high standard of service. Ask to see the ancient palace ruins that are being excavated behind/under the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I were recently in Istanbul and this restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel where we were staying. We went for lunch and met the lovely owner of the restaurant who was so accommodating and would have prepared for us just about anything we could dream up. In the end we each got a pita pizza,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal here. As a veggie I just had a mezze and other veggie starters - which did confuse the waiters a little. Everything was delicious. My partner (non veggie) had a kebab which he said was very nice but he said he has had better kebabs. Looking back i wish that we had eaten here twice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Good location, friendly waiter and great choice of food. Ask the waiter to show you part of the old underground palace below the hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went to this restaurant based on recommendations from TripAdvisor and yes it is a place to eat at when in Istanbul. We had a wonderful meal and was there for lunch. It was jammed packed full but we managed to get a table quickly. We had grilled meats with salads and the traditional Turkish drink called Agan which I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were here the first week in April & again towards the end of April. We ate inside on both occasions as it was still a little cool in the evenings.The food was good, the staff were attentive & friendly without being in your face. The atmosphere was relaxed & the restaurant was spacious and comfortable. Delivery of the Testi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Spinach with Pistachio Walnut Kuzu Musaka All great, some very interesting flavors, topped with a great Soufflé! Recommendable!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was rated highly, so went for an early (6:30) dinner one night. It's true, they don't hawk and it's on a restaurant row where hawking it's at its peak. The food was ok, nothing too special. the prices a little dear in comparison to other places. what made an impression on me was the staff---it was the least friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Shared two entrees at Albura Kathisma for dinner with my daughter. Food was good, service very pleasant. Many selections and delicious desserts.

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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
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 9031

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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