We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 11,159 Istanbul Restaurants

Masal Restaurant

Incili Cavus sok.no:29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
0212 511 29 22
Improve this listing
Ranked #479 of 11,159 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $34
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical places of Sultanahmet,lets meet in Masal Restaurant
Write a Review

158 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    81
    50
    15
    6
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 :-) ).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malaysia
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotorua, New Zealand
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Beaverton, Oregon
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Urumqi, China
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
29 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
perth
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, UAE
Contributor
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..

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Masal Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Masal Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Masal Restaurant

Address: Incili Cavus sok.no:29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Phone Number: 0212 511 29 22
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet - Old City
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 34

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Masal Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?