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Tarihi Cesme Restaurant

Kadirga Liman Cadessi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
902125163580
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Ranked #229 of 11,072 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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Perdido Key, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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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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Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Woodbridge
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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying in and we enjoyed it so much that we returned every one of our three nights in Istanbul.Food is fresh, wonderfully seasoned and the staff are delightful! Great place to have a meal!

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Reading, UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Ate here three times during our stay. Food was very good, service excellent and house wine at just 10Tl a glass. Minor distraction were the kittens scampering about in the roof space. Three course usually worked at about 100Tl.

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

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