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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
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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
Nice lunch and seating area

Visited this gem a few times during my Istanbul trip, really liked the food they offered. Good service and the food was served fresh, and tasted really good. Service could have been better as it did take a while to be served both visits but the food definitely compensated for that!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Stacey W
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Brisbane Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It started off well,the staff were all very pleasant. My wife and I decided to have the Sea bass as we had enjoyed this fish elsewhere. It was described as a wild caught fish,big enough for two we were informed and it would be deboned before it was served. What we received was various peices of a large fish,full of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

This is our second night in Istanbul and we've had two dinners at two restaurants so far. Tonight we went to Sultan Saray simply by giving in to very persistent person outside. First,the item I ordered was very salty and dry. Tasteless. My husband's choice was super greasy with very little flavor. Nobody came to us even once to check... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We ordered the lamb kebab. It was tough and bad quality meat. It is also over priced. I wish I had sent the food back to the kitchen and walked out.

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Dhaka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On our first night in Istanbul, we were unsure where to go for dinner, so we asked hotel reception for any reference. We got the name of Sultan Saray. We went there and was very cordially greeted by a handsome waiter. He suggested some local dishes (kebab, testy kebab..). We had our first Turkish dinner, it was delicious and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

At ealking distance from the hipodrome and blue moske. This restaurant in a little back street was so delicious and cozy we stayed plenty of time enjoying our lunch. We ordered a smear fish that had a smoked taste i havent enjoy ever. The chicken speciality from capaddocia was fun from the moment they pop out the clay recipient where... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had to wait for an hour to get our food. It was just a pasta and it wasn't even busy. When I got my pasta, there was a hair in it, so I returned it. After all I got cold food. They automatically calculated a tip on top of the bill. When we mentioned we didn't wanted to pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stopping over for a night and planning a visit Suleyman from sultan not only treated me like a king but even help source a desperately late accommodation location ... Thumbs up by far.... Must visit location.....

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited this gem a few times during my Istanbul trip, really liked the food they offered. Good service and the food was served fresh, and tasted really good. Service could have been better as it did take a while to be served both visits but the food definitely compensated for that!

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Springfield, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place is a travesty. They urge you in and then forget about you. When we decided to order meze first and then pick what entre to order, the waiter was miffed! Well, about an hour later, we had yet to receive our cold hors douvres! When they finally arrived they certainly were not worth the wait. When we then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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