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Sultan Saray Cafe Restaurant

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Alemdar Mah. Catal Cesme Sok. No:12 Fatih | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
5112798
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

I was very surprised to see so many negative comments concerning Sultan Saray Resturant. We went last night the food & service was amazing. We decided to go tonight and again everything was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
reglewis7
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Walsall, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Walsall, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was very surprised to see so many negative comments concerning Sultan Saray Resturant. We went last night the food & service was amazing. We decided to go tonight and again everything was excellent.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Although food wasn't too bad, staff seem to have a problem getting what you ask for the first time, I had to ask more than once for a can of to coke to get it for example. When the bill arrived I noticed a discrepancy between the prices on the menu and what's on the bill plus the tax ofcourse... More 

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The food was ok... but they try to get you to add all kinds of stuff and when you get the bill you see what they have done. I would stay away from this place. It cost me almost the same for just one person as it did for two people at a more upscale restaurant. They only care about... More 

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The staff here only want to rip you off. They have no interest in offering a pleasant experience.First when we decided to share a starter there were protestations that it was too small and we should have more. We didn't. When I selected one of the cheaper wines (€ 30 ! ) I was immediately urged to select another -... More 

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Lappeenranta, Finland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On a rainy day we made a stop to this place. Had a 2 chicken soups, one coffee and one beer. We were out of liras and wanted to pay with cards. Two different card "didn't" work, but they were happy to take Euros. Their Euro exchange rate was terrible, according them it would be OK to charge 24 euro... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A very good restaurant if you are in Istanbul. If you find Macdonald's in the main (tram) street (just before the Blue Mosque) then cross the road and walk through street of restaurants at right angles to main road....Sultan Saray is at the end on the corner of the street which runs parallel with the tram line (about 150 metres).... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Reading some of the negative reviews, I wonder if I went to the same restaurant. The food was excellent, well seasoned and delivered with flourish. The testi are fun, and the cooking in clay is finished at table side. The prices are quite reasonable and the prices on drinks clearly posted, so I cannot fathom the criticisms posted. I returned... More 

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Egerkingen, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Try one of the Testi Kebaps, they are excellent! The staff was very friendly and recognised us when we visited the restaurant for the second time. They even offered free tea and baklava.

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Godalming
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were promised wonderful food and great service by the 'puller-in' in the streat. He even took us to see a clay pot chicken dish being opened and said he would give us a mezza starter and pudding with drink if we ate in his restaurant. We looked at others in the street but decided to go back BIG MiSTAKE.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had lunch here today, half the food on the plate came out cold, the side salad was literally just a piece of lettuce and the food wasn't as described on menu, medium rare steak came out well done, veg was all over cooked. So many lovely places to eat in Istanbul this isn't one of them. The staff are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alemdar Mah. Catal Cesme Sok. No:12 Fatih | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 5112798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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