Around 4 in the afternoon, we started walking around in the Sultanahmet area, looking for a good restaurant. First and foremost, I must warn everyone, who would like to do as we did: the rabbit hole or restaurant filled streets seems to be never ending. We kept saying "just this one more street", and we most likely spent half an hour in this extensive web of streets.
The restaurant is really easy to spot and get to, since it's located on a corner, very close to the Sultanahmet tram stop. It is the restaurant of the same named hotel, situated on the ground floor. When we visited at the end of November, they had tables outside also, with heaters above them. The restaurant space we saw inside was relatively small, but felt very cosy.
We chose to go to this restaurant, because of two reasons. One, the guy outside the restaurant was able to point out a traditional Turkish dish on their menu. Number two: there were a lot of people eating at the restaurant.
The restaurant's menu is extensive and we found it really hard to choose just one thing to go with. We've witnessed a Testi Kebap being served, and almost felt bad for not ordering that. However the dishes we ordered, also traditional Turkish ones, were so good that we didn't mind.
The restroom is located in the basement, which is a bit funny, since you enter the hotel's reception area to get to it.
I loved this restaurant, I am looking forward to going back here soon and can only recommend it to everyone who even just passes through Istanbul.
Update: we visited this restaurant in February 2014 with our friends, and everyone absolutely loved it. We even ordered a test kebab and it was at least as delicious as it looks.
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