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Tarihi Cesme Restaurant

Kadirga Liman Cadessi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #205 of 11,190 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Tarihi Cesme Restaurant is located in the historical heart of Istanbul on the half-island of Eminonu very near to the big sights like the little Aya Sofya mosque and the old Sokullu baths. The restaurant has three storeys and a romantic garden with a view on the centuries old fountain and the picturesque streets. On the menu you’ll find the traditional Turkish dishes; hot as well as cold food. Off course all the kebaps are served, but the restaurant also serves fresh fish, pides and one should really try the house speciality: Cesme kebap. A real treat!We would like to welcome you in our restaurant one day.
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The staff is eager to please. Menu is not too complicated that it is difficult to choose. Food was nicely presented and was good. Expected it to be more flavourful - a bit more spice would have made it more tasty. All in all - very good value for money.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Undoubtedly my favorite restaurant in Turkey! Food was amazing, service was great, over all 5 star service. The restaurant was very affordable and including the wine list. I highly recommend it.

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Perdido Key, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great food with a variety of cats in residence! The family owned restaurant offers great house wine, also.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were looking for little place with outdoor seating and asked our hotel for directions. We should have taken the cue from their 'why do you want to go there?' expression. Instead, we finally found this place with it's outdoor seating closed in by a plastic tent with no view and not even any people watching. The interior of the... More 

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Colorado Springs
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A menu offering delicious Turkish food. Friendly staff, eager to please. Located on a narrow, busy street, it is a fun spot with seating both inside and outside.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Great mezes , especially aubergine with tomato or yoghurt , brought to table with Turkish bread .Chicken curry on a cold damp night was yummy as was the mixed grill ordered by my husband . Well located close to our accommodation at Sphendone villa .

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San Francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Try the house special - ground meat in thin pastry dough, cooked and sliced on the diagonal. Served with yogurt sauce.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel because of its convenient location. The food was amazing value with an excellent choice and generous portions. They bring round a tray of meze at the start for you to select from so you can really see what you are getting. We ate there three times and were made to feel very welcome... More 

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Gland, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Undoubtedly my favorite restaurant in Istanbul ! Food amazing, so amazing, I had dinner with friends 4 times in 10 days ! They serve the most excellent mezes, prices surprisingly cheap, and best service ! We were immensely impressed by our waiter, Musa, we can only say very good things about him : Best waiter ever !

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We ate her twice - on our first night in Turkey and three weeks later on our last night. Food was tasty and good value. The staff are entertaining. Not sure I liked the kittens scuttling above our heads.

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Address: Kadirga Liman Cadessi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number: 902125163580
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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