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Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi

Ahmediye Caddesi No:44/A Fatih 34091 | On Adnan Menderes Boulevard, Next to Historia Shopping Centre, Istanbul 34082, Turkey
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Ranked #41 of 10,944 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing food amazing atmosphere. If you are into culture, this resturant is the one. It is last day of ramadan, they have a set menu for iftar. Lots of food.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have been to this restaurant many times and had written a very positive review of it few months ago. Just went there again today for lunch with a large family group. First many of the dishes we liked were not available. This could be due to Ramadan where they do not get a lot of customers for lunch. Second,... More

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Singapore & Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a local and it is not in the tourist areas. The food is nothing short of amazing. We had Recep as our waiter and he made the experience so pleasurable able, we came back two nights later. Meze (appetizers) - try the Sarma Ici (made with pomegranate juice). The Oruk Haslama (kibii) with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Recommended by the front desk at the fabulous Sirkeci Mansion, this was a terrific choice. Informal, fast service, wonderful food, family friendly but just fine for couples. The metre long kebab is a spectacular presentation as are the salt baked chicken or lamb - but you do have to order the latter two in advance. We preferred downstairs to watch... More

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Horsens, Denmark
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43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

From the freshly baked bread, to the meze choices, and the delicious kebabs, you could not want more from this clean and well-lit restaurant. It focuses on cuisine from a region close to the Syrian border. Had we more time, we would have advanced-reserve for the lamb cooked in salt. But the kebab we had (mine with oine nuts, my... More

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Carmichael, California
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24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was a spectacular presentation. Our 2 girls were given the honour to crack the salt. The lamb and chicken were stuffed with rice. Nice and juicy meat. So tasty. Enjoyed by all.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This place truly was a little gem. We went here on our last night in Istanbul after a friends' recommendation & we certainly weren't disappointed. The staff are incredibly professional & smiley, nothing is too large an ask. The waiter even let me ceremoniously break into our salted chicken with the wooden mallet which was a lot of fun! Would... More

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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Turkish cuisine shows great variations among regions. Most of the restaurants in Istanbul are either bad copies of famous regional food or non descript international food for the undiscriminating locals and tourists. This restaurant is an exception. It is an authentic version of the food from Antakya (historical Antioch) which has one of the best regional cuisines in Turkey. The... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I would go out of my way to get to this restaurant. The food, especially the hummus with pastrami and the kanafe, is outstanding. The owner even gave us a free bag of coffee.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A few tram stops out of the Historic Area, and a 10-15 minute walk this restaurant serves tasty turkish food. It was recommended by a 'local foodie' and worthy of its reputation amongst locals. The mezz dishes were interesting and selected from a tray brought to the table. We pre ordered the lamb roasted in a salt crust and it... More

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