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House of Medusa

#153 of 11,372 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Sultanahmet - Old City
Turkish
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Yerebatan Caddesi No:9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 511 4116
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9:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: House of Medusa Restaurant which is situated in Sultanahmet – a...
House of Medusa Restaurant which is situated in Sultanahmet – a neighborhood that it is located in the historical peninsula – is one of the places for reflecting the charm of this historical neighborhood to its visitors in the best and the merriest way.This building which was used as a mansion house previously but tumbled down in the time passed has begun to serve as a restaurant after a restoration that it was started since 1986 and it took a long time such as one year.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 16
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Little gem in the middle of the city

Having been here before (5 years ago) we were thrilled to find it still there. During our trip we visited twice. Once on a rainy day when we sat inside & shared a starter & the second time for drinks sat in the garden. Its a peaceful haven in the centre of the SultanAhmet region of the city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Katie K
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Having been here before (5 years ago) we were thrilled to find it still there. During our trip we visited twice. Once on a rainy day when we sat inside & shared a starter & the second time for drinks sat in the garden. Its a peaceful haven in the centre of the SultanAhmet region of the city - sitting... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

A nice meal in good atmosphere. Very reasonable price, attentive but not over bearing waiting staff. Nice selection of traditional Turkish food. Mixed Meze is well worth a try.

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London (originally from Belarus)
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had an excellent dinner for a group of seven. The food was great, the service very friendly and prompt. The restaurant is situated in an old building and is spread over three floors. The rooms are small and cosy, have natural dividers of exposed logs, so you have some privacy (and I think other diners needed it as our group... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Continuing our visit to Istanbul, tonight my wife and i went out to the House of Medusa. Very nice atmosphere inside a very old building which gas been changed into a restaurant. There were a variety if different people of different nationalities. The service was very friendly and prompt. Food was responsibly priced.can recommend medusa kebab veal fillet and chicken... More 

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Mouscron
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very good food! Prices are reasonable. Served fast, and people are very kind! I recommend the shrimp cassolete and medusa kebab (assortiment of different meat)

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I tried the break fast in side the garden , I think it the best breakfast I have ever had, the place is so cosy , cool, & the staff is very friendly , don't miss the steam Turkish tea there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

İt is very nice place with good food and drinks.Nice decoration and and great location.They have a really nice garden but should be nice in summer.Reccomended.

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Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a casual dinner here on a cold winter's night and quite enjoyed it. Mostly appetizers, all of which were good. Courteous waiter and thankfully no sidewalk accosting. Nice local Kavalkade (sp?) rosé.

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Brighton
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I loved the homely feel of the restaurant and the staff were really friendly. I had ravioli which was amazing, such a great meal with my family. I would recommend going there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went to the restaurant based on the recommendation from the owner of the boutique hotel we stayed. Choose a outdoor table if weather allows, as it was winter we chose an indoor seat, you can see hagia sophia from the restaurant. We were impressed by the surrounding and the interior decor of the restaurant till the food came. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yerebatan Caddesi No:9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Phone Number: +90 212 511 4116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

House of Medusa Restaurant which is situated in Sultanahmet – a neighborhood that it is located in the historical peninsula – is one of the places for reflecting the charm of this historical neighborhood to its visitors in the best and the merriest way.This building which was used as a mansion house previously but tumbled down in the time passed has begun to serve as a restaurant after a restoration that it was started since 1986 and it took a long time such as one year.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:59 pm

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