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Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi

#130 of 11,108 Restaurants in Istanbul
#144 of 11,552 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Ahmediye Caddesi No:44/A Fatih 34091 | On Adnan Menderes Boulevard, Next to Historia Shopping Centre, Istanbul 34082, Turkey
2124447247
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8:30 am - 11:50 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:50 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 20
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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
Best meal in Istanbul, by far

There's really no way to describe this restaurant adequately, you have to go there and experience it for yourself. Suffice it to say that every time we asked locals where THEY go for the best meal, we were unanimously directed to Hatay Sofrasi. It's not on the beaten tourist path, which makes it a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Boston
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

There's really no way to describe this restaurant adequately, you have to go there and experience it for yourself. Suffice it to say that every time we asked locals where THEY go for the best meal, we were unanimously directed to Hatay Sofrasi. It's not on the beaten tourist path, which makes it a bit hard to find, but that's... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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112 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A bit fancy place for my taste with white tablecloth etc. but meze was good. I'd recommend hummus, hot pepper bread and zahter. Also the area around restaurant is folksy and you can walk to see the aqueduct nearby.

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Tunis, Tunisia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have been to the restaurant 4 or 5 times, and each time I was impressed by the variety of Turkish cuisine offered.The menu is well structured, making it easy to follow, and available in English. The staff is quite attentive, friendly and helpful. They offer different soups on different days of the week, so be adventure and skip the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wait staff were very helpful, as we were not quite sure what to order. My companion is very alergic to nuts and the staff were able to guide us with what to eat. We had the share plate for two of Shishkebab. Three kinds of meat, with accompaniments. Very very good. A little pricey, but we knew that, and were... More 

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Yorkshire
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78 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Whilst this restaurant is not in the best part of Istanbul it's most definitely worth a visit if you want authentic Turkish food with the volume turned up and despite the fact that no alcohol is served, it is one of the best restaurants I have visited on my many trips to Turkey. The menu is extensive but this didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have been there several times The food was extremely delicious and acceptable prices The service was good Highly recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Recommended by the guidebook & we was not disappointed at all. First impression upon arrival were not so good, downstairs look like a takeaway & thought taxi driver drop us at wrong place. Step upstairs whole place change with proper dinning area with local eating here so we are in right place! Staff were friendly & able to speak basic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had a good meal at this place. It isworth visiting especially for all their "different" concepts. We shares a roast chicken between 4 friends - it was coated in salt and then the salt is cracked open to reveal a moist juicy chicken. Nice experience but nothing out of this world.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I loved the atmosphere, the Turkish attendants, the wide variety of typical traditional Turkish food prepared by excellent cooks as it can be noticed in the taste and presentation. Most plates and entries will be on your table in a few minutes but they also have some awesome dishes that will worth waiting sometimes more than 1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a very good experience last year when we found this restaurant. The staff is more than just friendly! They really take care of you, especially if you are foreigners who can't speak turkish. The service is flawless even at times the restaurant is full and they are always up for a joke. This year we wanted to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ahmediye Caddesi No:44/A Fatih 34091 | On Adnan Menderes Boulevard, Next to Historia Shopping Centre, Istanbul 34082, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 2124447247

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:50 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?