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Asitane Restaurant

Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6, EdirnekapI, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
+90 212 635 7997
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Ranked #98 of 10,982 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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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing experience in Istanbul ... Great food although fancier than we realised the food is definitely worth going along. Prices are up there but if you like great food, nice wine and awesome service then this is worth a visit!

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at Asitane which is located next to Chora church and were very disappointed by the restaurant. Some dishes were fine but what left us with a bitter taste was the service which was mediocre and even rude. At the end of the meal, the waiter just threw the credit card receipt on the table without even saying... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Asitane is simply not a good restaurant. It may seem as an exotic and thus attractive spot for foreigners who are not familiar with Turkish cuisine. But, for a local, it is a below average restaurant. In fact, we were the only local table in the restaurant, all the others were foreign tourists. Despite an effort to be original and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

After some bad experiences in our choices of eateries this was a great restaurant recommended by a friend. From the exquisite menu, attention to detail and the helpful and knowledgable staff this is a must visit restaurant for people who appreciate fine food and good service. You get what you pay for so don't expect a cheap meal. Is not... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had booked this restaurant before leaving the UK mainly on the reviews seen on here, travel programmes and newspapers. We had wanted to sit outside but it was chucking it down with rain. However we still had a pleasant experience inside the restauarnt. The interior is very smart and tidy with white linen and display cases for the wine.... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Everything here was excellent: the service, the food, the wine. The idea of bringing back Ottoman recipes for the contemporary palette is imaginative without being pretentious. We enjoyed every bite!

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Nice, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have been to Asitane on numerous occasions for the past 15 years, and this is the one place I would strongly recommend to all my friends - locals or tourists - for a unique culinary experience in Ottoman cuisine. Modern Turkish cuisine is very different from what you will experience at Asitane; the owner of this restaurant & the... More

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Paris, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you want to discover real cuisine from the ottoman empire, go there. The date of some of the plates are indicated, and it is quite different from actual turkish food. The terasse is very pleasant, and the service just perfect.

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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 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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