This was by far the best place we had dined in while in Istanbul. It is located on a nice and tranquil cobblestone street in Sultanahmet (not far from the tourist attractions but you must put some effort into finding it). They have some outdoors seating and given the fact that it was a torid weather in July, this is where we have chosen to stay.
The food is absolutely outstanding. We were given some free starters at the beginning: excellent warm Turkish bread with olive paste and some pickled herbs which were divine. We had a shared dish (which was called something like Sultan's plate) and every single item on it was delicious. The lamb chops were my favourites. Also the cheese stuffed pastry was amazing.
The only downside is that they were out of the pomegranate juice so I had to settle for a fresh orange juice instead. But, hey, this drink was hard to find in any restaurant so I don't hold it against them.
Our waiter was a great person; very attentive to our needs, he kept engaging with us to see if we needed anything else. At the end he even gave us some small souvenirs for good luck (this place also hosts a souvenir shop in the back for those who are interestead in getting a little something for home).
The bill was something close to 90 TLif I reacall correctly, but we really had a wonderful time, the food was by far the best in Istanbul, so I can definitely say that it worthed every penny (so to say, as Turkish Liras are not divided in pennies).
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