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“Tasty, authentic, and low pressure staff....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Albura Kathisma

Albura Kathisma
Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No:38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 9031
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Ranked #66 of 11,041 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We are Albura&Kathisma.Started bussiness in 2005 in the old ottoman house where we are now.Since then we are trying to perfect our food with well educated personnel hosting you precious customers.In 2012 we added a large selection of "Kebabs" (from the charcoal grill) in order to give you varieties of tastes of every section of Turkey.We are honoured with all of the reviews you made or going to make.If you are planing a visit to adorable city of ISTANBUL do not miss the opportunity to enjoy our delicious selections.
Newport, Rhode Island
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“Tasty, authentic, and low pressure staff....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

What initially drew me to this place was that the staff was not trying to pull me into dining there by my ear! No pressure at all, nice attitude, great food and helpful recommendations. Don't miss their own private underground cistern which they are happy to have you tour. Two cocktails, lamb dinner and a starter for under $45usd. Very fair for Sultanahmet.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Supeerb Food in Great surroundings.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We ate here on 2 occasions and were looked after by the very charming Lee. The food and wines were really good and on our last night he showed us the excavation site beneath the restaurant which was just amazing. All in all a memorable dining experience.

Visited September 2012
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“Turkish dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We were recommended by the hotel to go here and it was a mycked successful evening.

We enjoyed a lovely meal and service was good. After dinner, we had a drink and enjoyed the infrared heat for another hour.

The restaurant is located on a street with several restaurants, but we thought this seemed to be one of the better ones.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denmark, Australia
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“Overpriced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

After reading so many glowing reviews on Tripadvisor, my husband and I went to lunch at Albura Kathisma. What a disappointment! Indeed, the small space is charming and the location is excellent, but the food was in no way special, much less worth price (9 Euros for 1 Dolma -- they must be joking!). We go to İstanbul several times a year and eat in many wonderful places, but we would not put Albura Kathisma on our ourlist.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel when we asked for a good Turkish restaurant within a 10 minute walk from our hotel. This restaurant was only a few doors down from our hotel so we gave it a try. We all had excellent dinners and were very happy with the recommendation. I recommend the chocolate souffle for dessert - it was extraordinary. The service was excellent and attentive. Price was reasonable especially since it included a bottle of wine.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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