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Masal Restaurant

#562 of 11,108 Restaurants in Istanbul
#606 of 11,552 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Turkish
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Incili Cavus sok.no:29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
0212 511 29 22
Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice and cozy

Was served lunch here as part of our tour itenery.Meal prices were all inclusive of daily tour.was served with soup as a starter, main course beef wrap / chicken kebaab with fresh salad ,a beverage of choice and finally some sweet baklava for desert.excellent location for it is a stone throw away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Ezzaat
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Was served lunch here as part of our tour itenery.Meal prices were all inclusive of daily tour.was served with soup as a starter, main course beef wrap / chicken kebaab with fresh salad ,a beverage of choice and finally some sweet baklava for desert.excellent location for it is a stone throw away from the main tourist spots.e.g basillica cistern,blue mosque... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is just around the corner from basilica cistern. The staff is friendly and gives good service. We had only main courses as we were not too hungry. The portions are generous I could not finish mine. The 3 stars are for the expensive prices. We had the same dishes for lunch for 1/3 the price elsewhere.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went there randomly into one of many restaurants on the street. It was raining so we went down inside. It was clean there, good air (important criteria for us). Willing service and good local food. We do recommend (despite photos on the menu :-) ).

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Malaysia
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We ate here twice before on a trip 3 years ago and were pleased then so we were pleased to find this place again on one of the lanes in Sultanahmet. Friendly, helpful staff - a good Turkish menu - and food which was well served, well presented and, we thought, delicious. Very fair prices - and very enjoyable. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went there with my family for lunch on our first day in Istanbul. We got there 15 minutes before a large guided group. The staff prioritized the party with the guide which resulted in that we had to wait for the food over one and a half hour! We received no compensation during this time and the staff kept... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I discovered this great little restaurant after a hard day sightseeing. As per usual in Istanbul we were "targeted" as potential customers, however it was a soft sell by Paco, he explained the menu to us (all in different languages) and recommended the Ala Pache for us to share. It proved to be a winner and we... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place was soooo good! We all ordered different items off the menu and shared. Everything was done exceptionally well. As for the staff, they were EXTREMELY helpful and courteous. I would recommend this place highly for a nice long lunch. Take a chance and order things you usually don't ...you will be delighted!!!

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Urumqi, China
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This has to be one of the best places we have eaten in, in a while. The service was great, the athmospere was great, and the people were supper friendly. The waiter made some recommendations and also respected the choices we made. Nice winelist, and desert selection, ordered ice cream for the kids twice and the guy forgot, when we... More 

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perth
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Decided to give masal a try after passing it one night. The service was good and the food was very good. We shared a meze plate that hubby loved. I had alipasa kebab and it was delicious, my husband had lamb casserole which was also lovely. Good to sit outside to watch the passers by.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Since I was part of a tour group, the meals were already set for us. It was a simple but nonetheless, good enough lunch. The starter was good and tasty for a person who is not so used to eating Turkish food - it was mostly mashed/boiled veggies with tomato based flavours. Not at all spicy which was good. The... 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
  • Phone Number: 0212 511 29 22

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical places of Sultanahmet,lets meet in Masal Restaurant
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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?