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House of Medusa

#143 of 11,041 Restaurants in Istanbul
#156 of 11,471 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cute oasis in crazy wonderful Istanbul

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We just had lunch here and it was excellent! Drinks, mains, and coffee for less than $100 Lira (about $50 Aussie dollars). Efficient and friendly service. Would highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

It is located close to Hagia Sophia and initially we hesitated to enter as it was our very first meal in the city. But it turned out to be one of the best. I would have ranked it a maximum, but the prices are bit high. I truelly recommend it for good food, good service and very nice location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Came in for a glass of red wine (not bad!!) and stayed for dinner. Cozy atmosphere and tasty food. We enjoyed aubergine filled with veggies above all, and chocolate soufflet was great too. The rest was also pretty decent, we recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very nice place with charming garden, offering very good food. Try the "manti". It was delicious. Prices very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was the best restaurant we ate at during our stay in Istanbul. Beautiful decoration , polite staff, great taste of food ( try the sis kebab ) ! As for the prices of Medusa , fortunately they won't turn you to rock (like the myth) when you look at them !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Here I had one of my best meals whilst our stay in Istanbul. The outdoor patio is lovely and the staff were not as pushy as in most of the other places. The reason we went in there was actually because there was nobody standing outside harassing us to come in. I would recommend to share your meals if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant with a charm, elegant but casual, great presentation with original touches and details. Cozy low roof on second floor or enjoy the unique terrace on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was our first meal in Turkey and it was incredibly deliclous!!! The House of Medusa offers outdoor patio seating in a beautiful, lush garden setting which appealed to us. We were offered a table inside shortly after being seated on the patio as rain was imminent. We were not disappointed as the architecture and decor inside was amazing. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

As we were in the area visiting popular tourist attractions, we wanted to have lunch before going to the Basilica cistern. We found this place by accident, and it was surprisingly good in an area filled with tourist traps. We sat in the courtyard, which was nice. Service was pretty quick and friendly as well. The mixed meze were small... More 

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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: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?