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Palmiye Restaurant Istanbul

#344 of 11,951 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
European, Turkish
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Alemdar Mah Incili Cavus Sok No 35 Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars

Friendly staff, delicious food and good atmosphere of a traditional market makes it recommendable to everybody.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Hossein N
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

To bad to be true. A small portion like a kid's menu, cold food, absolutely horrible. A place really really to avoid

Thank Francisco P
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

A place that charges 8 lira for an ice tea and 5 lira for one turkish tea and does not offer anything special for the price. The food is good, but a bit overpriced for what you get. The service is not great either.

Thank JBrunswick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Friendly staff, delicious food and good atmosphere of a traditional market makes it recommendable to everybody.

Thank Hossein N
Pilsen, Czech Republic
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were at terrace and I think it is the best part of the restaurant. Stuff is nice and prices aren't bad, but the food is average. The have international cuisine, not just Turkish, so it can be good for someone who is tired of Turkish meals. Nothing special except to the view to hagia sofia.

Thank Jakub G
Godalming, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We found this wonderful restaurant on our first night. Great location, friendly helpful and considerate staff, who made us feel as if we were really important guests. The food was delicious. Good value. We enjoyed it so much we came back on our last night and they remembered us. Highly recommended.

Thank Alex T
Alexandroupoli, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great ottoman kitchen is served in this very central place just off Aghia sofia and Blue mosque. The terrace will give you great views of both of them, The food is really tasty and has very good value for money at this A Location. friendly staff

Thank PeterSilvainMooij
Beauly, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant last night with a group of friends, the food was pretty rubbish to be honest. The hummus starter was tasteless and was no better than a supermarket value brand. The chips and rice were cold though the meat on the plate was warm, and none of it looked good quality. Also the food that was brought out... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We enjoyed the food and friendly atmosphere. The staff were fun with no hassle. We could see the food being cooked which was excellent and tasty. The restaurant and kitchens were clean. We enjoyed it so much, we went back all three nights we stayed in Istanbul. Dr Kathy

Thank Kathyiris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. Thoughtful and considerate staff. Highly recommended. Food was fabulous especially the lamb wok meal.

Thank Bumpytom50
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Make sure to pay a visit to palmiye restaurant, close to the haghia Sophia and blue mosque. Besides the great atmosphere and friendly staff, they serve amazing food from the ottoman kitchen and also a large variety of European food. They make quite a show out of serving testi kebab. I would recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alemdar Mah Incili Cavus Sok No 35 Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +902125276476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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