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The Pudding Shop

Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 29 70
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Total Delight - Food and Atmosphere

There were nine of us traveling together, and arriving at a very busy lunch hour, we were seated... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2016
MrsKerren
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Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Could have been better

This place seems to be living off its reputation as the 'in' place of the 1970's. It's quaint but... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2016
Rickster B
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Oceanside, California, United States
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When it opened in 1957, the Pudding Shop was a gathering place and information center for travelers heading across Europe and Asia. Today, this city landmark offers food and drink to tourists and locals.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 212 522 29 70
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Reviewed March 12, 2016

There were nine of us traveling together, and arriving at a very busy lunch hour, we were seated nearly immediately. The staff had a way of finding chairs and putting tables together that was unobtrusive to other patrons and fit us perfectly find. We also...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2016

This place seems to be living off its reputation as the 'in' place of the 1970's. It's quaint but the food is not the best. Even the pudding was mediocre. Also, they have lots of staff mulling around, but couldn't get decent service.

Thank Rickster B
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Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Cannot fault the friendly service & delicious Turkish food. Reasonably priced for the location & we enjoyed an unhurried lunch at a quiet time of the year.

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Reviewed January 26, 2016

This restaurant is loved my locals and travelers alike. We ate here a couple of times during our stay in Istanbul. Value for money and tasty.

Thank Jeanne-Mari E
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Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was featured in an iconic movie . The food was delicious ranging from fresh salmon to lamb shank . Make sure to beat the crowds by going in early , seating is limited . A definite must when in turkey !

Thank kiranSA
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Reviewed December 17, 2015

We went here for dinner. It is good as you can pick what you want as it is all laid out as you go in. We had the meatballs which were delicious. Good service.

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Reviewed December 14, 2015

Stopped for late lunch and got stuffed on local Turkish food. All of the favorites from cabbage rolls to a potato and vegetable mix to kebabs. This was a hippie hangout in the 1960's and has a lot of old pictures of those days. Cafeteria...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2015

We thought the start of the "hippie trail" from the 1960's would be worth a visit. It is nothing special except for the pictures on the wall. It is definitely not cheap. Lunch of rice, a vegetarian dish, a doner and wine. The bill was...More

Thank Bonnie S
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Reviewed December 2, 2015

We had dinner at the Pudding Shop after tripping round Turkey and returning to Istanbul. It is near a Roman Mile marker and the Blue Mosque. Tram stops almost out front so easy to access. Great, real experience with Turkish food, and it was very...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is not a good place to go for your food, it's a tourist trap. This is where our tour guide took us to. I think that the tour guide have these places to go so they can get the free food but overcharge the...More

1  Thank 2bumdrifters
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Alo999
February 25, 2015|
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Response from SilkeS0815 | Reviewed this property |
It is all good food, fresh made. Many people are there all day so nothing has to be kept warm
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