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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 11
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It was great until it got creepy

My friends and I came here for some wine and Testi-Kebab and met Solomon who was a charming waiter who made flowers for us out of napkins, called us by our names and provided a lovely atmosphere for a good time. On our last day we returned for a quick glass of wine and to say thanks for a good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jennifer M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent one week in Istanbul and went back to this restaurant several times. Excellent meals, wines, drinks and dessert. Great service and polite, patient waitress! I can recommend to try it! Katalin & Viktor, Hungary

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My friends and I came here for some wine and Testi-Kebab and met Solomon who was a charming waiter who made flowers for us out of napkins, called us by our names and provided a lovely atmosphere for a good time. On our last day we returned for a quick glass of wine and to say thanks for a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had 2 dinners at this restaurant, and during our 5 day visit in Istanbul we probably had the best dishes here! Super friendly and professional staff, top quality authentic food, good language knowledge and a really pleasant place to drop in. I read the critics, and honestly didn't experience the mentioned problems at all. The second time we returned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice food, nice staff, free deserts ;) Fully recommend to try, and Sulejman is very friendly... See you soon guys :)))))

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was the most expensive meal we had in Istanbul. OK it was still cheap by U.S. strong dollar standards. It was not however the best meal we had. The clay pots was an enjoyable show but the food was no better than restaurants 70% the price, I imagine there's a premium because the restaurant is on a busy touristy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Told by front of house that they were a new team so please try us out. Person on door very personable and waiters helpful. Food though was pretty standard and although we asked for starter to come with mains they did not which was a shame. Overall they did a reasonable job but there is room for improvement . Had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nothing really special, the food was fine, the staff very friendly and environment was ok al well. Nothing very special to be mentioned. The eggplant with sauce that we had as starter had so few eggplant that was kind of disappointed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The customer service was appalling since when you are harassed and convinced to lunch in this restaurant by their RRPPs until you leave. Just 2 examples: - My girlfriend got a dish completely different to what she ordered. She let the manager know but he insisted that it was what she ordered, but (this is the funny bit) it had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I feel like we were at a different place than the one described by bad reviews. The service was impeccable and charming. The wait staff played with our two young girls and brought them paper flowers. The food, excellent and included free chai at the end of our meal. We endulged in appetizers, drinks and entrees. Not sure, but maybe... More 

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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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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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