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House of Medusa

Yerebatan Caddesi No:9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
+90 212 511 4116
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Ranked #145 of 11,077 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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São Paulo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Cozy restaurant for our X-mas celebration! Sea food casserole was a right choice and the pumpkin/walnuts is speechless!

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This was a really cool building with an intimate interior design and beautiful garden layout. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious and traditional. Bonus points for being so close to the main touristy attractions.

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Brisighella, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Near the Cisterna Basilica this restaurant offer good quality food at a reasonable price. In the avarage of Sulthanamhet area. More expensive in comparison with the asiatic part of Istanbul.

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Medellin, Colombia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a very good option if you are visiting Istanbul and want to try good and tasty local food. With a great environment, nice people and affordable prices, House of Medusa is one of the restaurants you should visit in Turkey. The service is one of the big pluses of the place!!

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Medellin, Colombia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wondering about all those tourist packed restaurants we stumbled upon this restaurant. It looked appealing for us inmediately. It has a big outdoor patio where we were seated. The experience was really enjoyable in every respect. It is a very good option in Sultanahmet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband and I were recommended to Medusa by our Hotel. It was an easy walk from our hotel. And it was great to get off the busy main streets by the main attractions. They have a beautiful patio but was too cold outside to eat there. We were promptly seated upstairs when we entered the restaurant. It felt cozy,... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Located just passed the entrance to the Basilica Cistern, the restaurant is clearly named after the famous column in the cistern. We had the pleasure of sitting outside and enjoyed a relaxed and pleasant meal. The menu appears to be aiming at tourists, with pictures of the dishes, but it turned out to be quite a good restaurant and we... More 

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Gothenburg
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We enjoyed a good meal. The meze plate was super and the 3 different main courses were all above average compared to other places we have eaten in Istanbul. It is perfectly located close to our hotel but also close to the blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Our waiter was a very nice man. The place is recommended, although the... More 

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Somerset, UK
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We first ate here late afternoon and only ordered a light meal as we were jet lagged and tired. Even though the restaurant was reasonably busy there was no rush to hurry us. We returned later in the week for a full lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. The prices are competitive and there are plenty of choices on the menu.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic restaurant with good quality food and affordable Istanbul prices. The waiters were not pushy, unlike sooo many of the other eating establishments in the city. The garden was very peaceful, the sound of the call to prayer very meditative as we ate. Recommended.

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Additional Information about House of Medusa

Address: Yerebatan Caddesi No:9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 511 4116
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet - Old City
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Turkish

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