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Masal Restaurant

#491 of 11,312 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Sultanahmet - Old City
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Good choice

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 :-) ).

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
Markitrav
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Prague, Czech Republic
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
236 reviews 236 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

After experiencing so many mediocre restaurants and con artists, this tiny yet mighty restaurant is worth going to - just get past the rude hecklers from the other restaurants in the same alley. The food is gorgeous. The staff speak good English and have no problem recommending dishes as well. I highly recommend the Ali Pacha or tell them you... More 

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Dubai, UAE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What greeted us was arrogant turkish lads who have no clue on how to treat a customer and further more the food was stale and pathetic. There is nothing good to write about this restaurant... avoid at all costs..

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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 - Old City
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
  • Phone Number: 0212 511 29 22

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 34

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?