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Asitane Restaurant

#108 of 11,445 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Turkish
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Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6, EdirnekapI, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
+90 212 635 7997
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11:45 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 419
    Excellent
  • 171
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique flavours, great service.

Visited with my wife for dinner. We ate relatively early at 6pm when the restaurant was quiet, but by then end of the meal it was absolutely packed. We have very little experience with Ottoman cuisine so all the food had unique and original flavours that were both interesting and delicious. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visited with my wife for dinner. We ate relatively early at 6pm when the restaurant was quiet, but by then end of the meal it was absolutely packed. We have very little experience with Ottoman cuisine so all the food had unique and original flavours that were both interesting and delicious. The menu is long and large with lots of... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A little bit of the bitten track. Really good example of old Ottoman cuisine. Total recomended if you are looking for fine dining that is not for tourists.

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Mendham, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant was conveniently located next to the Chora Church and had been highly recommended by friends. It did not disappoint! Aside from delicious food, it was presented in the most unique way of any restaurants we visited while in Istanbul.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We chose this restaurant for our 10-year anniversary dinner because we wanted to taste some authentic and high quality ottoman food and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is in the heart of Istanbul, at the boarder of the Fatih district. The setting is very elegant, cozy and stylish. The service is very nice and friendly, they are clearly focused... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to asitane for dinner with my family. The food was amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was impeccable. The night before we had gone to a new trendy restaurant which had been written up I some travel magazines. The food was mediocre and the service was ridiculous. Asitane, in contrast, was full of old world charm.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have just returned from an evening at the above mentioned restaurant. Overall first impression was a good one but after that things went drastically downhill. It took the waiter ages to come and take our order. The lighting made us feel as though we were under interrogation! The waiter pouring our water did so in such a slap dash... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very elegant restaurant and fine to bring kids. Ottoman old recipes; very interesting concept. Very good food and service. Cheaper than what you would expect in a restaurant like this, 100 euros for 4.

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Hong Kong
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12 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This restaurant comes highly recommended in this forum and we decided to try it on the day we were visiting Chora Church. We ordered a variety of dishes. For starters we had: (1) Cabbage Rolls with chestnuts - ok, but nothing to write home about; (2) Liver Kofte - this was too dry and we did not like it; (3)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had this wonderful fancy to eat authentic Turkish food while in Istanbul. While you might think this is only normal, let me apprise you that I am a vegetarian. Given that, none of the kebab places could do me any good. I read about Asitane online and decided to give it a go. It wasn't the most conveniently located,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had here one of our best meals in Turkey. All the dishes were very tasty, creative, a mix of unusual flavors. It is also interesting that they write on the menu the date when the recipe was created. I had the stuffed quince which was delicious. The service was great. Our teenagers loved their food too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6, EdirnekapI, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 635 7997

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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