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Zeyrekhane

Fil Yokusu Sok | Ataturk Blvd, Unkapani, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #243 of 10,941 restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
Description: This fancy pricey restaurant is located right next to Pantocrator Church (Zeyrek Mosque). It has a wonderful view to the East and the Suleymaniye Mosque, and is probably very popular with some tourists. However the service is truly awful. No matter how well you are dressed, if you have small backpack you are not treated with respect. Let's warn our readers about this bad restaurant. A much better choice is the very authentic, welcoming, and very reasonably priced restaurant one block further down the street called Zeyrek Cafe. What a contrast, and what a wonderful find. Its location in the historic Zeyrek District makes it a great place to enjoy a very tasty meal served by friendly staff. I highly recommend Zeyrek Cafe instead of Zeyrekhane Restaurant.
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Description: This fancy pricey restaurant is located right next to Pantocrator Church (Zeyrek Mosque). It has a wonderful view to the East and the Suleymaniye Mosque, and is probably very popular with some tourists. However the service is truly awful. No matter how well you are dressed, if you have small backpack you are not treated with respect. Let's warn our readers about this bad restaurant. A much better choice is the very authentic, welcoming, and very reasonably priced restaurant one block further down the street called Zeyrek Cafe. What a contrast, and what a wonderful find. Its location in the historic Zeyrek District makes it a great place to enjoy a very tasty meal served by friendly staff. I highly recommend Zeyrek Cafe instead of Zeyrekhane Restaurant.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Zeyhane is a great place for your breakfast and cofee while looking to the perfect historic view of Istanbul . Definitily a visit point and scenIc area.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I visited the restaurant for the second time. This time, in spring. I can say that it is certainly more joyous to seat outside. The view is perfect "Corne D'or" You seat within the history and have a quite good food. The plates are not very big but they serve some traditional Turkish tastes.

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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It is a secret heaven of my city; go and enjoy amazing view, old style food and beautiful old scholar school building. Service guys can be a bit better though...

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Athens
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a restaurant worth visiting for its wonderful ambiance and breathtaking views. It is a great escape from the crowds in the touristic districts, offering calmness in its high quality interior and exterior spaces. The service was friendly and the food was nice but pricey. The place is really special, so I can understand the high prices but the... More

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Istanbul-Turkey
Top Contributor
334 reviews 334 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
508 helpful votes 508 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Zeyrek is a district lesser known than the other historical areas of Istanbul and thanks to that, it preserves to a greater extent its authentic social and architectural aspects. This restaurant/café is adjacent to Zeyrek Mosque (converted from a church and currently under renovation) and has one the most fabulous views of Golden Horn and Bosphorus. It's calm, serene and... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

If you are looking for a nice, silent but quality restaurant with traditional food, than this the place. The restaurant, that belongs to one of the largest holding companies in Turkey,was previously part of a Byzantine church complex in this area, which is now a UNESCO Heritage Site. The outdoor garden with the comfortable couches is great place to recline... More

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İstanbul, Türkiye
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109 reviews 109 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Zeyrek means "wisdom" and Zeyrekhane means the "wisdom house" This is an unordinary restaurant situated in a restored wisdom house .It is also situated just in front of a Pantocrator Monastery and when you seat in the garden you can see all old istanbul around in a unforgettable ambience.Its like eating in a garden of open air museum All the... More

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The restaurant is situated near the Zeyrek Mosque (Pantokrator Monastery) and enjoys a great panoramic view of Istanbul with the Blue Mosque at its centre. There is a wide terrace, the interior of the restaurant itself is quite tasteful. The food is excellent, with variety and originality that is not common for Istanbul restaurants. The staff is very attentive.

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Batum, Ajaria, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

ıf you come to church you must eat only this place.. because this place is very trust and famous.. enjoy meal

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

although quite pricey compared to other places it is a rare find - most unexpected place. good food, although portions quite large. a lovely modern place with an unpretentious feel.

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