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“Great food, good price, no beer!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Rumist

Cafe Rumist
Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
902124586678
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Ranked #24 of 11,041 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $39
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: All the Turkish hot and cold drinks, dessert, kebabs, pides, pizzas in a wood burning oven.
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“Great food, good price, no beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We ate here a couple of times during our 3 day visit in June and the food and service were both very good. Shame there is no alcohol served, we ended up moving to bars down the street to enjoy a few drinks. However, the prawn tile and pides were both excellent. Recommend just for the food

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We went to a cafe bar vis-a-vis for a water pipe and an apple tea. We sow that they bring food from Cafe Rumist and it was looking very good.

We ordered scrimps with butter and garlic sauce (27TL) and it was delicious. Big portion, me and my wife where satisfied and enjoy after our tea and water pipe.

Today is our last day, and we are going to eat our lunch there.

You must try it!

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Calgary, Canada
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Excellent service, great manager and waiters. The price was good food was of great quality.

-Calgary

Visited May 2013
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“Pretty average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Place was fine, but definitely overrated on Trip Advisor. Many better places nearby. Food and service were average. Also, they don't serve beer, wine or other drinks, which was not clear when we selected this place.

Visited June 2013
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“Meet Ibrahim and Stay for a Wonderful Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Ibrahim hailed us from the front of his restaurant our first morning in Istanbul -- common for every Sultanahmet cafe and restaurant -- but we soon learned we had common friends in D.C., where he also operates a carpet import business, and he treated us to complimentary chai. We returned to eat at our new friend's restaurant and were delighted with our meals. Excellent cheese pide for me (our hotel across the street orders the pide on delivery for the staff), delicate lamb chops for my spouse, and an item our guest called the "Laughing Dancer," which was beef and vegetables cooking in a skillet over a flame while she ate. The food was excellent and the service quick and friendly.The Turkish khave (coffee) which followed was some of the best we had ever tasted. Our food arrived quickly and the family staff was very friendly and helpful. Good conversation with our guest, who speaks fluent Turkish, No alcohol served, but the fruit blend (kiwi) drink was very nice. Bread cooked by the staff also excellent. Oh, and btw, ask to see the carpets on the second floor; they're beautiful.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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