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“A great find in Istanbul!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aker Cafe Restaurant

Aker Cafe Restaurant
Piyer Loti Cd 42 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34127, Turkey
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Ranked #1,358 of 11,047 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Victoria
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A great find in Istanbul!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Aker is a gem of a restaurant off the main tourist craziness in Istanbul. They hadn't been open long when we were there, and were still fixing up the decor but we came back several evenings in a row! The owner, Erol, is so friendly that you feel you are visiting family. The food is excellent and the restaurant lends itself to long relaxed dinners and drinks away from the hustle and bustle of the main roads in the Sultahnamet. A must visit in one of my favourite cities!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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bberol, Owner at Aker Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear aker cafe restaurant Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit toaker cafe restaurant
We are happy to learn that you overall enjoyed. Thank you once again for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Sincerely,
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Pleasant and relaxed place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I ate here on three occasions during a recent visit to Istanbul. It’s a nice little café just off the tourist trail. Check tablecloths, subdued lighting, candles on the tables, cool music and a personable owner. It’s a very pleasant, relaxed place to eat: The house wine is excellent, the lavash is great, kebabs are reliably good (I particularly enjoyed the Testi kebab), but the soup and hummus were disappointing. The current decor is basic, although the owner is apparently planning a refurbishment.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Erol D, Sahibi at Aker Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, March 15, 2015
Google Translation
bize yazmış olduğunuz bu yorum bizi çok heyecanlandırdı ve dahada hırlandırdı
çok teşekür eder sizi tekrar ağırlamak isteriz sizi menmun etmek bizi
gururlandırdı
saygılarımla restaurant sahibi
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Dover
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Good food and a flirtatious owner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Aker was just about 100 yards from our hotel so we ate there three times in late October and early November of 2012. The food was fresh and good. We ordered a variety of food including salads, soup, pizza and chicken dishes. We were never disappointed. A large loaf with black seeds was delicious. We sat outside which was nice with the pleasant temperatures and very little traffic. The owner was very social and did a good job offering help with our orders. He also flirted with my older sister which I think she enjoyed. The prices were reasonable.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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bberol, Owner at Aker Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share such a complimenting review following your recent visit to our aker cafe restaurant
and for recommending our store on Trip Advisor.I also appreciate your comments regarding the Turkish food, services to Sultanahmet branch of aker cafe restaurant.Your positive comments motivate us to keep working towards the highest satisfaction of our guests.Thank you once again for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Bread and Hunkar Begendi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Bread defines how it should taste. Aubergine and lamb are classic and they are done perfectly. Meal with two beers each came to 150 TL for all four.

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bberol, Owner at Aker Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear aker cafe restaurant Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit toaker cafe restaurant
We are happy to learn that you overall enjoyed. Thank you once again for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Sincerely,
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prague
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“nice and quiet place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

found this beautiful restaurant while wandering street of Istanbul by coincidence and were very thankful later as this place is great.
manager is a great guy who knows what he's doing. meal was delicious and atmoshere great. next time in istanbul i'll come back

Visited November 2012
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bberol, Owner at Aker Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear aker cafe restaurant Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit toaker cafe restaurant
We are happy to learn that you overall enjoyed. Thank you once again for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Sincerely,
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