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Asitane Restaurant

Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6, EdirnekapI, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
+90 212 635 7997
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Ranked #84 of 11,070 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Paris, France
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The service and the food were excellent but the restaurant lacks the Ottoman charm one would expect from the cuisine. The food was good but there are better ottoman restaurants in Istanbul. the location is good if visiting Chora Church and the neighborhood which is deserted at night. The restaurant is more like an airport lounge and has really no... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place was amazing. After visiting the Chora Museum my wife and I ran into this place. I have to say, it was a great find. It is a bit pricy for a typical meal in Istanbul but not more than an average American meal. I had the Stuffed Mellon (which is a MUST try if you come here).

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Oakland, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I generally like Turkish cuisine but this restaurant offers a much more sophisticated cuisine from the heyday of the Ottoman empire. The service is outstanding and the dining room well appointed. I was here for lunch four years ago and found the food to be every bit as good as I remembered it on my second trip this month.

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Chania Town, Greece
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A rare and memorable experience to taste Ottoman cuisine in a refined, almost reverent atmosphere. Some of the recipes date from the 17th Century. Turkish food is generally extremely good, but Asitane takes those exotic flavours to a higher level. Beautifully cooked and presented, and with an equally surprising wine list, featuring some wonderful and unknown Turkish wines. Well worth... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very nice and quiet restaurant, exquisite cuisine (menu comprised of various recipes from Ottoman palaces), excellent service, memorable experience. Celebrated my birthday here while visiting Istanbul, and was presented with a jar of jam by the host.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were delighted to fnd the restaurant open as we left Chora Church, we had heard about it and had wanted to visit it for some time. Despite being in jeans and tshirts we were welcomed in to the elegant restaurant and made to feel very comfortable. Service was sublime ! professional, discrete and sleek. we took an age to... More 

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Ubud, Bali
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The food was incredible, the ambience, well, just a little old for my young dinner mates...could use a little more spunk and energy, but for those who want a quiet meal surrounded by elegance, Asitane fits the bill. The flavors and food are unlike any other you will find in Istanbul. I loved the food and the service was great.

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Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had a fabulous lunch here after visiting the Chora Church. Pretty restaurant with excellent service, and a wonderful array of choices not found anywhere else. I had the melon stuffed with meat, rice, currants, pine nuts, spices and it was delicious. My husband had the eggplant and quail, also so tasty. If it hadn't been so far from our... More 

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Athens, Greece
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

not something special according the expectations from the reviews,however they were very kind and professional as they didnt charge us for the plates we didn t like

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Los Angeles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Loved the unusual food here. Not your mother's kebab! Everything from grape leaves to calimari stuffed with shrimp was outstanding and the service was excellent. Like all Istanbul, the restaurant was excellent value for money especially considering that the unique Ottoman dishes were like no other restaurant I found in Istanbul. A little out of the way across from the... More 

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Additional Information about Asitane Restaurant

Address: Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6, EdirnekapI, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 635 7997
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Monday 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Thursday 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Friday 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Turkish

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