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Fil Yokusu Sok | Ataturk Blvd, Unkapani, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #428 of 11,159 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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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
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Location is very charming and Atmosphere is very Ottoman. We have been there for breakfast on sunday. Nobody was there ( it was a sign I guess how breakfast is bad) when we arrived a guy opened our car door and lead us to restaurant which made us feel uncomfortable. Inside was amazing they arranged our table nicely. Breakfast... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey, Europe
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited for breakfast with great expectations since the place is advertised as an Ottoman cuisine. However, we were disappointed as the quality of breakfast plate was really poor and quite expensive (38tl for a very simple plate! I guess 5tl for the food and 33tl for the atmosphere). On the other hand service was good and the restaurant has quite... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Pricey yes... but it is an oasis after a long and dusty walk in the old quarter. Managed by Divan group it is a good place to take a breather. Wish management would be better though, many of the wonderful authentic features have not been well maintain ed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This old monastery was converted to an first Ottoman school in Istanbul and now a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The views of Istanbul are fantastic from its elevated position along the golden horn. It is difficult to find, even for the local taxi drivers but worth the effort. We had Saturday morning brunch on the outdoor patio. Definitely... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Literally u need a map to get there, however when u r in it can only be described as Amazing. The view of the Suleimany Mosque and the Bosporus is stunning. The food is also unique and delicious. Mehmet was our waiter, a great guy with a smiley face. The prices are reasonable for such food and service.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Pricey yes... but it is an oasis after a long and dusty walk in the old quarter. Managed by Divan group it is a good place to take a breather.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Address: Fil Yokusu Sok | Ataturk Blvd, Unkapani, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Cuisine: Turkish

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