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Masal Restaurant

#759 of 11,825 Restaurants in Istanbul
#830 of 12,128 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
European, Turkish
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Incili Cavus sok.no:29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
0212 511 29 22
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical...

If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical places of Sultanahmet,lets meet in Masal Restaurant

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food and Friendly Service

We enjoyed a nice lunch here nd had good service too. The location is perfect for visiting the attractions of the Sultanahmet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
SF, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
SF, California
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1,148 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We enjoyed a nice lunch here nd had good service too. The location is perfect for visiting the attractions of the Sultanahmet.

Thank seafare74
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had lunch at Masal and everything was good. The prices are reasonable. Friendly staff. Very good location. Very well designed saloon. The only unfortunate thing happened to us we found a hair in our food and when we asked for that the waiter said it's yours and took the dish and gone! We were hoping for an explanation or... More 

Thank Farzad M
Esfahan, Iran
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I ate there three days ago.i don't exactly remember the name,but it was something with chicken and it was the waiters' suggestion.in the middle of the of the food i found hair in my food and when i showed it to the waiter he ask me if its mine or them!!!!! He took the food and did nothing for ten... More 

Thank Shima S
Kongsberg, Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Fantastic food, very good service. Only negative could be that not all got food at same time, but not easy task with this many guests with different choices of meal :)

Thank Frodech
Macau Region, China
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

very good food in a very cosy place on the street. The service is excellent and the employees very attentive. A good place to take small children and to have a good meal for a fair price.

Thank FilipeRegFig
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We only discovered Masal on our last night in Istanbul - a shame, because we would certainly have gone back again and again. The food was excellent, the lemonade delicious, and prices were at least 10% lower than in the busier streets round about. The staff were friendly and welcoming without being pushy. Highly recommended.

Thank Rosalind W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Located in Sultanahmet, among many other restaurants, Masal is one of our favorites. No pushy waiters trying to lure you in, a great location with comfortable seating, a welcome breeze ( on a very hot day!) from fans set up around tables and service which is friendly and honest! We ordered two cold Efes ( the local beer) and were... More 

Thank Unavitainvaligia
Sun City West, Arizona
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686 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were able to get an outside table at this busy restaurant on a bustling street just up from all the historical sites. Good food at reasonable prices and decent service.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great selection of Turkish dishes well prepared and presented. Staff are very friendly and genuine in this family run business. The location in a quiet backstreet added to the charm and ambience of restaurant.

Thank Peter_Haddow
Booker Bay, Australia
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a group booking for lunch at this restaurant which was very enjoyable. The Restaurant is located in an attractive street, which has its own ambience, but the main advantage in the location is that it is so close to all the main historical attractions. When you feel a little weary then this is a good place to go!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Incili Cavus sok.no:29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 0212 511 29 22

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 34
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Romantic


If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical places of Sultanahmet,lets meet in Masal Restaurant

Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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