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Albura Kathisma

#76 of 11,445 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Excellent

The standard of service and food were excellent. We went because of the underground ruins beneath it but would recommend it for food and service reasons. Mehmet looked after us exceptionally well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
StevenJL
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The standard of service and food were excellent. We went because of the underground ruins beneath it but would recommend it for food and service reasons. Mehmet looked after us exceptionally well.

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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

By the time you reach this restaurant you'll have had a dozen or more guys try to lure you into their place with promises of "best in Istanbul" and so on. So it is refreshing to stop outside here and be left alone to read the menu. That alone was enough to lure us in, and we were delighted with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Good food, friendly and nice service. Plenty of food. Restaurant was a bit noisy (the heater had a faulty part), but good value for money.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An experience we enjoyed by having the clay pot flamed in front of us and then the pot broken to pour the steaming tender lamb, onions mushroom & capsicum onto our plate. Delicious. Took the advise from another reviewer and had the chocolate soufflé, more of a chocolate oozing pudding but very tasty. Enjoyable meal with the theatrics from our... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

After an early flight from Abu Dhabi and surviving a kamikaze trip from the airport, and a long morning in the bazaar, we decided on this place more through luck than any other reason. A mezze selection and the best calamari proved our choice to be wonderfully fortunate. The flavours are nothing like that which pretends to be Turkish in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We loved this place and went back twice. They even had children's menus. I had a great chicken shish kebab. A mix of turkish and western dishes and great value. Wish I had eaten there every night!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were happy to find a wide variety of dishes to suit all our diners' needs, lots of vegetarian dishes, a wide variety of hot and cold mezes and lots of fish and grilled meat. Good service, and even fresh mint tea to end a good dinner. This is a popular restaurant right in the middle of a street of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Albura has a decent menu and not too expensive and service is great and all speak english. Had both lamb and fish and enjoyed both. Wine was reasonable and location great. Old city choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food was good and the service was also great. The prices are quite high for Turkey, but at least you do get quality food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had just spent 2 hours in Hagia Sophia and were looking forward to a good lunch. After walking for about 6 minutes we located the Albura Kathisma Restaurant at 38 Akbiyik Cd. The sun was shining and we opted for an outdoor table. Our server was Delara, and spoke excellent English. She was very professional, after we finished our... More 

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