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Asitane Restaurant

Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6, EdirnekapI, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
+90 212 635 7997
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Ranked #90 of 10,976 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Turkish
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
Restaurant details
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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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We found this fantastic restaurant by accident after visiting the Chora church - and the food was a revelation. Completely changed my perception of Turkish cuisine. Looking forward to another memorable meal here next time we're visiting Istanbul

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Tucked away in a pretty garden setting, this was by far the best of the three Ottoman specialists we went to. Prices are reasonable, food freshly prepared, service attentive, and the cuisine unusual. Well worth a visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to eat like a Sultan you have to go to this restaurant. The food is quite impressive, a wonderful combination of ingredients that makes an unique meal.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The menu says 'a history lesson in food'. In that respect it is very interesting. The flavours are subtle rather than overpowering and the food is beautifully presented. But it is not something you might want to have regularly. There is probably a reason why ottoman food is not more easily obtainable in what was the centre of the Ottoman... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Thanks to Shane Delia an Australian chef came across Asitane. I made a booking via email and all was set. Asitane is in a beautiful garden setting of its own as well as being beside the Chora Church. We arrived early and had some lovely Turkish sparking wine pre dinner. The ottoman cuisine was fantastic and the four of us... More

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was my second visit to Asitane and I was not disappointed. Everything from the starters, almond soup, lamb shank, veal, and roasted melon with mince meat were incredible. The flavour combinations are rich but subtle. Definitely worth a visit. You will be able to get a good view of the old city walls on the way. Not cheap, but... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Highly recommend this restaurant which is one of the two Ottoman Cuisine restaurants in the town. Maybe even the country. Most of the dish with year info. Fair price and high quality service.

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Munich, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good food and service in the restauant of Kariye hotel. Relatively nice in athmosphere with an outside seating possibility. Definitely needs a reservation as locals love to eat there too.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My family stopped by this restaurant on our way to see the Church of St. Savior in Chora. We felt so relaxed in the beautiful courtyard - such a nice getaway from the bustling streets in Istanbul. The menu items were unique and the descriptions so vivid. We each tried different entrees, drinks, and desserts. It was all so wonderful... More

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Istanbul
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Delicious Ottoman Cuisine If you are looking for a real Ottoman cuisine in a historical atmosphere of Constantinapolis then you do not have to miss this opportunity of visiting Chora Museum. This is not a Kebab place which do never reflects Ottoman Food. This is a place of art on food. All recepies are from the archives of Ottoman Empire... More

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