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Sembol Meat House

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Seyit Hasan St. Nr :14, Istanbul, Turkey
(+90) 212 458 6863
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small cafe with delicious food

This small cafe is just 5 minutes away from the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya, but not on main touristic streets thats even better. Interior is simple but the service is welcoming and friendly and food is delicious with hot fresh bread. My lunch with soup, kebap and turkish coffee was about 34 TL. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Wolfgrey
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This small cafe is just 5 minutes away from the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya, but not on main touristic streets thats even better. Interior is simple but the service is welcoming and friendly and food is delicious with hot fresh bread. My lunch with soup, kebap and turkish coffee was about 34 TL. I would come here again next... More 

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Portarlington, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great little place, as many locals as tourists, and the food deserves the 5 star reputation. Winner! Simple food well done is a beautiful thing.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We wanted to try a fish sandwich from somewhere tucked underneath the Galata Bridge, starting making our way down and were instantly hassled by touts outside their respective restaurants. Whilst Sembol did have a "tout" outside he was very polite and said how he knows the touts are annoying and he wouldn't pressure us into eating at Sembol but asked... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We found this place after seeing the reviews on trip advisor and found out we were staying just a short distance away. We had two meals here, once for a late dinner and we also went for lunch on the day we were leaving. My partner ordered the meat house special, which was absolutely delicious and included a variety of... More 

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San Francisco
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

On our first day in Istanbul, our plane was delayed and we arrived late to our hotel, Biz Cevahir. We were so appreciative that our hotel manager suggested Sembol Meat House, across the street! It was our first experience eating Turkish food - our server recommended several dishes and we were impressed with the quality and freshness of the salads,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and cozy spot. Small dining room with lots of pictures of happy customers on the walls. Food is very good and the menu has a lot of choices, something for everyone. Host is very gracious and attentive to all tables.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

this resurant was just a cross the street from my hotel, it's simple with some tables outside & inside, very delicious Turkish food with average prices . the staff was great and speak English and very welcoming . recommended .

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

l had tried Turkish Kebabs at this restaurant.It was very delicious.Nice service average prices.l can recommend it :)

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Epsom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Istanbul as it was just around the corner from our hotel. The food was OK but I have eaten better Turkish food in London. The staff were not overly friendly so we look for another restaurant for other evenings.

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Adana, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Little skeptical at first as have live a year in Eastern Turkey and the food in Istanbul is often bland and unremarkable. It seems like most of the food is watered down for the tourists and not true Turkish fare. The Meat House did an outstanding job in both service and presentation and the food was well seasoned. I enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seyit Hasan St. Nr :14, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: (+90) 212 458 6863

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

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