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“The finest dining experience in Istanbul” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Antiochland Cafe & Restaurant

Antiochland Cafe & Restaurant
Alemdar Mah Kazim Ismail Gurkan cad | Cagaloglu, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
+90 212 511 3134
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Ranked #29 of 11,074 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Diner, Mediterranean, Turkish, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Antiochland Cafe & Restaurant is two-storied historical built, which near the Historical Cağaloğlu Turkish Bath; at the upstairs floor we have fireplace, which you have been very hot and romantic times at the cold winter seasons. Our restaurant to be formed Antiochia cuisine’s delicious tastes, special of traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisine, International cuisine. At our restaurant you can taste our foods, which blended with Antiochia cuisine delicious flavors. And inthe other hand at our concept, which decorated with product of Antiochia’s special culture; you have a chance to have a short travel to Antiochia city, when you are sitting at your chair. We wish our cuisine flavors give up an unabandon taste at your palate and gives us possibility of live and share an adventure together,which will take for along times…
Bucharest, Romania
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“The finest dining experience in Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

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).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Great service, great waiter (his name is Riza)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Waiter Riza was very helpful and very friendly. He even offered us appetizer and tea on the house.
He really went out of his way to make us feel welcome.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Myself and friend decided to eat here after passing it on a number of occasions. We had a fantastic evening, the food was delicious we both had lamb with almonds. We got talking to others in the restaurant a couple from Sweden and a party from Norway. We were impressed with the service and hospitality and came away thinking what a great evening we had. Would definitely go back again. If I went back to Istanbul this would be top of my list. Judith and Gill

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Henry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Excellent service! The owner and our waiter are so friendly and helpful! Food was great and the restaurant ambiance is cozy and warm.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fresh food, unique decor, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had dinner in this tiny restaurant on a recent trip to Istanbul. Off the beaten path. Lovely and quiet. This was a excellent meal for the value. Tasty and fresh. The staff were warm and welcoming.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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