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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No:38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 9031
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Ranked #65 of 11,198 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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Independence, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We spent 6 wonderful days in Istanbul and we enjoy restaurants where you can browse the menu without any one telling you- you must come in! We walked by the Albura and saw a sign that said: no hassle! That caught my eye, we walked in and that was the beginning of a delightful evening! We were there in December,... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Great, and friendly! The hummus and pita bread was the best I ever had! Glad it was recommended to us!

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Lagos, Nigeria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had lunch today at Albura Kathisma on the recommendation of a friend, and it didn't disappoint. The bread, which was given to me for free at the beginning of the meal, was one of the best Turkish breads I've had - really light and tasty. The shrimp casserole was delicious and the halloumi salad was also very good, fresh... More 

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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

First of all, we decided to eat at Albura Kathisma because they are "hassle free." There is a very small number of these restaurants which have a "hassle free" signs on Akbiyik Avenue. We decided to reward them and went to the 3 we saw first. My dinner - seafood salad both nights- was excellent. My husband had lamb both... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had a nice lunch at this place. The grill was done to perfection and the other dishes were also yum. Nice setting and good service.

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Dallas, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food was quite good, not much to add there. Great humus and bread. Lamb was less good. The biggest draw, however, is the ruins in the basement. They are amazing! You can also access them from the Palatium Restaurant (another good choice). The ruins are extensive, underlying two or three surface properties. They are the remains of a Byzantine... More 

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Montreal, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I've been to this restaurant a few times and the staff remembered my liking certain dishes.The food is similar to other restaurants in the area but the staff makes this place special..

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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Enjoyed some reasonable tasting steaks at a good price. Nicely decorated restaurant with good service. Wifi also available.

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Sandy, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We provisionally booked this place for our NY Eve meal/party before arriving in Istanbul. We checked it out on arrival in Istanbul (a few days before NY Eve) and discussed my (medical) requirement for a gluten-free meal. We ate there the first night and my friend's meal was (according to her) delicious. Mine was disappointingly plain. The waiter was lovely... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Thanks to the great reviews we decided to give this place a try. I had the special "jumbo shrimp wok" and it was SO good! Also nice, fresh pieces of calamari and vegetables. My husband had the kebob wrap which he also loved. When we asked for the check the waiter joked and handed me the bill. Based on the... More 

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Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No:38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 9031
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Average Prices: USD 7 - 40
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian

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