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Pandeli Restaurant

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Misir Carsisi No. 1 Eminou, Saray, Turkey
527 3909
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you are ready, Pandelli awaits you for your exclusive Turkish food experience

If you are ready, Pandelli awaits you for your exclusive Turkish food experience. A small place just on the second floor of Misir Carsisi. Ask anyone and they’ll shop you. The owner, Pandelli Usta started business selling kofte-ekmek (meatball sandwich) while he was a boy. He had his first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
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Izmir, Turkey
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A rainy friday lunchtime in Istanbul, headed for Pandeli's where I last ate 18 years ago. On my own, had chicken and vegetable soup, Hünkar Beğendi, and a strange rice pasta dessert, and Turkish coffee. The service was always prompt and unintrusive, the food of the highest standard, creamy warming soup with decent bits of chicken, the beğendili sauce was... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you are ready, Pandelli awaits you for your exclusive Turkish food experience. A small place just on the second floor of Misir Carsisi. Ask anyone and they’ll shop you. The owner, Pandelli Usta started business selling kofte-ekmek (meatball sandwich) while he was a boy. He had his first restaurant in 1926 and had to close it due to 6-7... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After being jostled by in the spice market, the docks for Bosphorus excursion boats, and the busy neighborhood, this restaurant up a stairway in the spice market is an oasis of calm. We greatly enjoyed the puréed eggplant over which I had delicious lamb stew and my wife had kebab chicken. The dolma and vegetarian soup were great starters. Service... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our friends had recommend this restaurant so we tried it for lunch. We had high expectations and while the service was fine, the décor seemed tired and the food was nothing special though the prices reflected that it should be. Maybe we visited on a bad day but the place was not crowded for lunch and there seemed to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We had heard about this restaurant and we had the chance to figure out it was all true.The dishes were great,very delicious and the staff very polite.The prices were high but we knew that,after all it 's a monument restaurant.I can lay a tip,try to visit it after 4 pm,it 's quiter.

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My Father was a Turkish Dignitary and we used to eat regularly there. Very good Ottoman Cooking. Delightful service and of course the amazing tiles. If you are a tourist DO NOY miss the market and after your shopping have lunch at Pandeli, you will not be sorry!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

If you need a rest after all the turbulences of the spice market, this is the place. Typical turkish style. I am sure there is better (ans cheaper) turkish food in the surrounding, but its worth while to see the nice blue tiles and turkish ornaments. Food is traditionell and o.k. .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The food was very simple and not extremely tasty - the kind you could make at home very easily... The tiles are nice, the staff friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It is an old famous restaurant, looking to Eminonu Spice bazaar on the right and to Eminonu port on the left. Lot's of famous actors and politicians had lunch there. Open until 6 o'clock in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

So I have done the soul (New Mosque), I have done the smells of Istanbul (Spice Bazaar) so now I just need to walk on top of the bazaar and sit in Pandeli. The restaurant has been here for more than 100 years and the front rooms with the beautiful turquoise tiles and the windows in front of Galata Brige... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Misir Carsisi No. 1 Eminou, Saray, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Tekirdag Province  >  Saray
  • Phone Number: 527 3909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?