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Masal Restaurant

#425 of 11,946 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Sultanahmet
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic
Description: If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical places...
If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical places of Sultanahmet,lets meet in Masal Restaurant
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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food and Good Service

We enjoyed a good and hearty lunch at this restaurant. It was very near to the major tourist attractions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
2SHARI7
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Philippines
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Philippines
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We enjoyed a good and hearty lunch at this restaurant. It was very near to the major tourist attractions.

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Thank 2SHARI7
SF, California
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1,357 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 558 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.

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Thank seafare74
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

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 

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

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 

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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 via mobile

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 :)

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Thank Frodech
Macau Region, China
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11 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.

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Thank FilipeRegFig
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 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.

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Thank Rosalind W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Unavitainvaligia
Sun City West, Arizona
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708 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 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.

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Thank Soulefulltraveler
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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.

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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: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?

Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
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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