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Asitane Restaurant

Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6, EdirnekapI, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
+90 212 635 7997
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Ranked #93 of 10,944 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
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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Saskatoon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The four of us had a unique and incredible meal at the Asitane. We dined inside on a cool evening, linen table clothes but a very relaxing atmosphere. Drawn from recipes found at the three main palace kitchens - Topkapi, Edirne, and Dolmabach - the menu itself is a historical tour de force. Staff were very familiar with the different... More

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Washington D.C.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Asitane was one of the first restaurants we selected for our trip to Istanbul. We had read about Asitane in a few magazines and the idea of Ottoman Palace cuisine seemed like the perfect complement to more modern Turkish cuisine. (Asitane researched the dishes from palace menus). And we are very happy that we went. Overall, our dinner at Asitane... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went at the recommendation of our concierge at the lovely Premist Hotel and were delighted. Asitane delivers the culinary history lesson it promises with dishes from the 16th century. The staff was helpful, the chef masterful and the location refreshing for a late lunch (when the place was not packed, as it generally is around lunch and dinner). Reservation... More

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Halifax
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Asitane has a very interesting menu. It also offers wine, cocktails and beer. The menu says the food reflects the type of dishes served in Ottoman Palaces. We went for a late lunch after a busy day of sight-seeing. This restaurant is conveniently located next to Chora Church - a must see in Istanbul. It's down a flight of stairs... More

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Doha
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

very delicious food , excellent service , great location , I am recommending it for a very good authentic meal

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Sotogrande, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

If you are going to visit the slightly out of the way museum church of St Saviour in Chora, then you must have a meal in this wonderful restaurant which is adjacent to the museum. The restaurant operates in its tranquil garden during the summer and it is a wonderful place to relax and unwind after some serious tourist stomping.... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a bit of a roundabout taxi ride to find this pale, but once we did we were very happy we persevered! The ambiance was very special as we were there on the first Saturday night of Ramadan, and the restaurant was full and very lively. We wanted to be adventurous and tried many things on the menu: some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very interesting use of old recipes. Exciting flavors like gum mastic, safran, currants, rose sirup. Great taste and very good service.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After visiting nearby Mihrimah Cami and Chora Church, the four of us had dinner at Asitane. We enjoyed this novel window into Istanbul's Ottoman past - the oldest recipe among the dishes we chose was the hummus, spiced with cinnamon in a recipe dating from 1469. Our favorites included the almond soup, the salad of rocket (arugula) with tulum cheese,... More

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Asitane--the food was inventive and delicious. However, our seating left something to be desired. We arrived late to join a friend. When we arrived, most tables in the lovely garden were empty. For some reason, our friend had been seated at a table back near the bar and entrance to the kitchen. As the... More

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