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Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi

#156 of 11,895 Restaurants in Istanbul
#162 of 12,261 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Neighborhood:
Fener & Balat
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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:50 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 285
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
good but has some drawbacks

This is one of the fine traditional restaurants serving dishes from Hatay area, ( if you like Lebanese food with a strong Mediterranean touch this is a place to visit) owing to a very positive review at NYT, it is highly popular with tourists. No wine or beer is served here. Mezes are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
erolys
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london
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Variety of Turkish traditional dishes. A bit pricey. Near Aksaray metro station, next to historia mall.

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is one of the fine traditional restaurants serving dishes from Hatay area, ( if you like Lebanese food with a strong Mediterranean touch this is a place to visit) owing to a very positive review at NYT, it is highly popular with tourists. No wine or beer is served here. Mezes are exceptionally good but a bit salty, main... More 

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Thank erolys
Palestinian Territories
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I insisted on putting the salt-baked chicken meal in my trip planner to Istanbul. I also insisted on getting it from the Internationally famous restaurant that offers this meal. Well, it wasn't worth the effort. The introduction was fantastic but the taste was not to the level. The bill was over priced with items we didn't order nor did we... More 

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Thank Osama A
herzliya, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This was a very good experience. Come here to try food that is from the Hatai region. They have excellent mezzes and very good (and unusual kebabs). The only thing we did not like was that they tried to push us to order their Hatai specials (chicken or lamb bakes in salt) which were quite expensive.

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Funafuti, Tuvalu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Recommended by both travel guide and local contact, we took metro from Sultanahmet to search this place. It took us a ten minute walk from the metro stop. Make sure to order in advance the chicken or lamb leg in salt and come with big hunger. The choice of mezze is impressive (make your choice already at home) and the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

While Istanbul is not exactly lacking in delicious food , this restaurant sets itself apart by serving a superb array of dishes from the Hatay region. It is hard to pick just one dish ! We started by choosing a variety of Mezzes ( small appetizer type dishes ) and ate it with a crispy freshly made bread. They were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We travelled to Fatih and were very glad we found this restaurant. We ordered the whole chicken in salt and this was certainly the highlight dish, salads were great also and staff were very helpful. This was real value for money, but more upmarket than surrounding places. There were lots of families with children for a special night out and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The roasted chicken with salt was the best meal I have ever eaten. EVER. Nothing beats that meal by any means. Highly recommended if you go to Istanbul

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Located in the center. Kind staff, fast service and delicious meals. lt s one of the best places in lstanbul if you want to taste authentic Turkish food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Everything was super Everything was very good Thanks a lot for everything have you done for us Wish you a good luck and full of successful

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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>  > Fener & Balat
  • Neighborhood: Fener & Balat
  • Phone Number: 2124447247

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 26
  • Cuisine: Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?

Staying in Fener & Balat

Neighborhood Profile
Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
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