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House of Medusa

#153 of 11,122 Restaurants in Istanbul
#165 of 11,566 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 359
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  • 331
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 18
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Afternoon pit stop

We first stopped off at the restaurant yesterday for tea & baklava. We found the service and atmosphere of the place very relaxing after the hassle & bustle of touring around the Blue mosque & Hagia Sophia. We returned for a light lunch today. I had the hummus topped with lamb (was ok but have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Doha2012
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We first stopped off at the restaurant yesterday for tea & baklava. We found the service and atmosphere of the place very relaxing after the hassle & bustle of touring around the Blue mosque & Hagia Sophia. We returned for a light lunch today. I had the hummus topped with lamb (was ok but have had better) My husband had... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice for dinner and it was great both times. It's a little more expensive but worth it for the great setting which is a nice garden area from which you can see an hear the Sofia Haggia

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The food here was lovely and fresh and I had such a lovely meal at lunch, I returned in the evening with my son for dinner. Great prices, wonderful service. Would definitely recommend.

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Greater Accra, Ghana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

a little garden wth few tables looking in the walking street to cisterna. Efficient service, good food.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

located on the very center of sultanahmet/istanbul. good variety of food from rich turkish cuisine. excellent mood. must see.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The restaurant is small but cosy. Has a great greek interior and the menu is limited too but the menu is in multiple languages for you to choose from and is easily read as it's displayed with images. The food we tried was called ' Medusa Kebaps' and ' Ravioli (with yogurt)'. It was different kind of pasta but tasted... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's easy to pass by a place like this - right in the heart of a touristy area. Don't make that mistake. The service and food are top notch. My wife got the chicken/mushroom/cream sauce dish and it was the best one we had in Istanbul (we've hit the major restaurants). Service is right on, prices are right.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Enjoyed the mixed meze and lamb. Lovely garden atmosphere. Would have been better if the neighbor tables were not smoking.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

really enjoyed a lovely lunch at this restaurant. It's quirky outside, with a lovely courtyard garden - inside was busy and looked lovely too.

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43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We happened past this cute little oasis whilst doing the usual touristy things in Istanbul. It's in a shopping precinct that was more arty and antique oriented than touristy. It was a welcome break from frenetic downtown shops and restaurants. The decor is gorgeous, food tasty and well priced and the service excellent. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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