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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
We loved the food and the athmosphere

The restaurant itself is located in a very colorful street of Sultanahmet,it is nicely decorated and lighted.There is also a cistern behind the restaurant,do not forget to discover.We went there with a huge group of our friends however it was not a big deal for them.The service was fluent and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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İstanbul
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The restaurant itself is located in a very colorful street of Sultanahmet,it is nicely decorated and lighted.There is also a cistern behind the restaurant,do not forget to discover.We went there with a huge group of our friends however it was not a big deal for them.The service was fluent and the food was delicious. I would definetely recommend this hotel... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A lot of locals eat here. Good value. Good service. Good regional wine. Good variety on the menu. We tried the fish and the lamb and both were tasty. Only bad part is they should get rid of the fake flowers at the table sprayed with perfume.

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56 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We tried this restaurant as we liked the look of it and the waiters werent touting for business. Good staff and pleasant food,though not great and a little expensive. But imagine our surprise when the waiter announced after we had paid the bill that the restaurant had its own 1700 year old palace that it would be pleased to show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were referred here by the 4 Seasons hotel concierge. We asked the owner to skip the menu and order for us. It was one the best lunches of our three week vacation. We had clay pot chicken and mint tea with honey.Lunch for two with one glass of wine was about $40 US The owner is quite gracious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant based on Agora Guest House's concierge's recommendation and thought it was the best! I had the beef pistachio kebab and then for dessert a dish called kuneffe, which was honestly the most amazing dessert I had in Turkey. The staff were extremely friendly and showed me and my friends the secret underground palace. I'll be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We picked this restaurant because of its 'no hassle' policy. The staff were friendly without being overwhelming like some other restaurants. The food was good and the starter plate of cold meze we had was enough for a whole meal for us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went twice. The first time the waiters were extremely helpful and the fish was spot on!! They were attentive and the food was great. The second time was even better. I would most definitely recommend this eatery and suggest that you will not be disappointed .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

My family of 5 ate here on Saturday 18 June 2015. We were primarily attracted to the restaurant as we were walking down the street and it was the only restaurant that weren't hassling us to go in. The food and service were excellent. It was one of the waiter's birthdays and they even brought us over some birthday cake.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited Albura Kathisma quite late in the evening. Although it was that late staff greeted us with a smile and advised us about menu as we was not very hungry but fancied 'something'. We went with the advice and ordered mezze plate to share. It was wonderfull, all dips were very fresh and tasty it was served with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the most amazing restaurants that we have frequented on numerous occasions when in transit via Ataturk Airport! Friendly service and excellent food in a beautiful environment! A special mention goes to Maximus who provided us with 5 star hospitality on our last 2 visits!!

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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
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, 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
  • 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, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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