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Konyali Lokantasi Topkapi Palace

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TopkapI SarayI Muzesi Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90212 513 96 96
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Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I will be honest. Did not try the food. Only had Turkish tea for a 7 TL for a cup which we thought it was outrageous. Keep in mind that the place is located IN the museum. Therefore there is no other option for the visitors to choose. Other than that there is an a la carte section you may... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Plankty
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Portland
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Portland
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will be honest. Did not try the food. Only had Turkish tea for a 7 TL for a cup which we thought it was outrageous. Keep in mind that the place is located IN the museum. Therefore there is no other option for the visitors to choose. Other than that there is an a la carte section you may... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with group of friends. Right at the entrance of the restaurant we were welcomed friendly from the staff. The front office department explained us that Konyali had 2 section which were the A la Carte section where they serve high quality Ottoman Turkish Cuisine and Cafeteria Section. We had a look first at the cafe section and... More 

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istanbul
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This restaurant is a good place for the visitor to taste the Ottoman and Turish cusine, there are lots of choises lunch. I recommend here to have lunch. There no need to explain to much taste is better.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

The food tasted good but not great for the price they were charging. The view is great and staff very friendly. A little more effort on the food would have been better but no regrets here...

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

after a long time walk visiting the nearby attractions including to topkapi palace we had this inspiring lunch with that magnificent view and professional services. food was a bit expensive but it worth every lera

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Thank rania s
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Built at one edge of the Topkapi Palace the cafe / restaurant commands an unbeatable view of Istanbul. The sight of large cargo and other ships sailing in and out of Istanbul is entrancing. That's the food part. The food is overpriced and underwhelming for the most part. The stuffed meat dolma was good and flavorful but the doner main... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Touring the Topkapi Palace Grounds can be exhausting so dining at this location where the Sultans ate for centuries is a real treat. Spend a little more for the full service restaurant which is more than most places in Istanbul, but still 1/4 the price of a comparable place in the US. Food was quite good and authentic and service... More 

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Thank cybermd
Baroda, Gujarat, India
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Restaurant is well located within topakapi palace premises !! You can have your meal enjoying beautiful view of mediterranean bay !! would recommend it !!

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Thank Mihir4
Semington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We went here as part of a guided tour for a "taste of authentic Turkish cuisine". All I can say was that it was awful. Basically, this is a tourist rip-off. I has good views but that's all there is to commend it. You'd do better to take a packed lunch.

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Thank Philip H
Gurgaon, India
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here as part of the package deal. The food was OK having an option of a la carte or pre decided one. Meal included protein salads rice n bread accompanied by water n a soft drink View overlooking the Bosphorus is great

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: TopkapI SarayI Muzesi Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90212 513 96 96

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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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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