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Tarihi Cesme Restaurant

#186 of 11,122 Restaurants in Istanbul
#200 of 11,566 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Kadirga Liman Cadessi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
902125163580
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Description: Tarihi Cesme Restaurant is located in the historical heart of Istanbul on...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice restaurant

Food is good, service is good. Price is reasonable. Very closed to our hotel. If you like wine, their wine also very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Terry H
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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344 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food is good, service is good. Price is reasonable. Very closed to our hotel. If you like wine, their wine also very good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was close to our accommodation and on a street with a few other restaurants. Unlike other places though, this seemed to be constantly busy, which we took as a good sign. Food was good - the prides were tasty and service was friendly. We liked it so much we went there twice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a must if You are staying in Sultan Ahmet, the food, the location and the friendly behaviour and of the staff is up to mark.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Tucked away in the back streets of Sultanahmet this restaurant serves great food accompanied by great service. We ate here for dinner twice once upstairs - you will need to book - and once downstairs, Away from the bright lights and noise this is a great way to see the old Istanbul.

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Santa Clarita, California
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very good. This is our second time to eat here. Very friendly staff and cats. Good food and offers beer and credit cards. A plus on your last night in Turkey.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We spent there nice evening, very attentive staff, very good prices. We had Iskancer kebab and fish - both very tasty.

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Krommenie, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

during our stay with our 4 children in Istanbul we had diner the 1st and last evening. It was a nice restaurant with good service. The waiters were very funny and the meals we ahd were good. The price-quality relation was very good.

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61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I visited on Saturday, 5/2/15. Located close to Sultanhamet Square, we were attracted by the crowd outside waiting to get in. We were greeted warmly by the owner whom we had never met. I selected a vegetable casserole and my wife had a garlic cheese pita. We birth drank water. Service was OK, the food was good... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I agree with most other reviewers. This restaurant provides good quality food at a very good price. I had a nice fresh fish for only 20 Turkish lira. The service was excellent and the ambience was good, despite the restaurant being at street level in a very crowded neighbourhood. You can eat indoors or out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We ate here twice during our recent trip to Istanbul. We were very impressed by the quick service. They brought drinks about a minute after we ordered them. The food was great, good portions. The menu is in 5 languages. Turkish, English, Russian, and I think German and Spanish. The decor was simple. Nothing fancy. But the prices, food, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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