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Sultanahmet Koftecisi

#111 of 12,281 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Alemdar Mahalle, Divanyolu Caddesi 12A, Istanbul, Turkey
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 11:15 pm
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Cairo, Egypt
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Crowded and had to wait to be seated but worth the wait. Kofta, lamb kebab and rice pudding were great. While I prefer Adana kofta( kebab). This is a must try and the rice pudding is the best I or the kids have ever tried. Not too expensive and atmosphere is nothing exciting but this is what you expect from... More 

Thank nermin m
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated next to our Hotel, we had the meatballs and they were very good. Service was good and the price was reasonable, looked like quite a few local people eating there. We had lunch there. Worth eating there.

Thank Sue G
Karlsruhe, Germany
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place! Small menu, but very delicious! It's located directy in the historic part of Istanbul, so it's perfect for a quick stop.

Thank JeannayN
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We queued to get into this place, which was recommended to us. It was worth the short wait! The Kofte were very succulent, we added some salad, fries and bread. Total was around 110TL or GBP 30 for 4 people - which was quite reasonable.

Thank the_travelling_one
Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had dinner here on a rainy day after our visit of the basilica cistern,as a family of 4. We had to wait for the waiter to take our order,although it was not overcrowded.... We had meatballs and beans salad, only one of us had a lentil soup and dessert. We paid 87.-, which I think was expensive for what... More 

Thank Beril Ö
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The environmental condition of the restaurant is like any turkish budget restaurant a like. Crowded beef smell and mostly hot. I've entered this restaurant in launch time. Weather was hot outside and the restaurant was cool enough and thats rare in Istanbul to find a cool temperature restaurant. The staff was kinda friendly but mostly rude. They dont serve ice... More 

Thank ImBader
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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479 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

For me i can say it is an average restaurant. The kebap was average, appetizers were averag. The service was good and the price was average.

Thank Sa S
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

It seems this restaurant is very famous from the photos on the walls for people who dined in it. This is one of these restaurants that don't appeal to you from outside but it is very simple and amazing taste of Kofta. Again Just order the Kofta dish that comes with their special red semi hot sauce. The place is... More 

Thank TravelFan1977
Addis Ababa
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The crowd at the beginning, is a bit annoying and it pushes you to think about "why we came here?" But after a bit of patience,when the koftes arrive with piyaz, you say it worths to wait. Even after the arrival of the order, you don't even see that crowd. The taste of kofte is very delicious. The service is... More 

Thank Hasan C
Hawalli, Kuwait
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213 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The best restaurants are sometimes the most unassuming ones - the ones without any frills and fancy decor. That certainly is the case with Sultanahmet Koftecisi. This bare bones restaurant is located in a beautiful old building within very close distance to Hagia Sofia, the Harem, the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque and a number of attractions. It is clean... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
Barbecue, Turkish, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:15 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:15 pm
10:30 am - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alemdar Mahalle, Divanyolu Caddesi 12A, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 902125200566

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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