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Cafe Rumist

#18 of 12,346 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 6641
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I randomly stumbled upon this restaurant as I was looking for a place to grab lunch one day in Istanbul. Like many other restaurants, there was a staff member calling to passerbys and handing out brochures of the menu. I decided to give the place a try and was quite pleased :) I ordered a lamb piddler (lamb pizza) which... More 

Thank Sharry D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place with great staff. Worth visiting if you are in Istanbul. Do not miss the opportunity!

Thank Dusan L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant that caters for a vegan. The vegetable tile was really tasty and had rice and bread to go with it. Ömer provided great service and banter. 5/5

Thank Bryan K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Ive been to Istanbul many times. On each of trips ive visited Cafe Rumist. Owner Ibrahim and his brother Ugur have become good friends and Omar is the best host you can find. great menu, fantastic food, big choice pf fruit juices and turkish teas and the ambience is tops. The service is however fantastic. Thanks Omar and Ugur for... More 

Thank rezab
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

With an ideal location just around the corner to Topkapi Palace, this cafe is what you'd want to stroll down to, be it for a warm meal or just admiring beautiful cobbled streets of the old city while sipping tea. Omer's a great host and would suggest the most scrumptious Turkish dishes you didn't even know you were craving till... More 

Thank skia k
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Many restaurants in Istanbul offer the same average food that make you regret ever being conned into going there. Not Cafe Runust. The food is like your mother cooked (which means it really is seriously good in a simply homely way) and the fantastic staff (multilingual funny friendly Omar especially) and ambience of this lovely little restaurant make it worth... More 

Thank Victor D
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I ate there a few times but I wish I had eaten there more than that. Coming from a city that prides itself on it's pizza, this place puts many of my hometown pizza joints to shame. Omer the host is incredibly entertaining and will make you feel like you've been friends forever. Try it before you are disappointed by... More 

Thank Sang J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The food was really good and the staff were incredibly friendly. Good for when visiting Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia Highly recommended.

Thank mv_armando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We went to Cafe Rumist after visiting Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. You do have to find the place by going through some side streets but it is well worth the effort.

1 Thank seat38a
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I like it .. A very nice cosy and calm place for a family ... they serve delicious pizza .. it is clean ... they offer wi fi services.. they speak english well .. the most important thing that they don't serve alcohol...

1 Thank nabeel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $39
Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 6641
All the Turkish hot and cold drinks, dessert, kebabs, pides, pizzas in a wood burning oven.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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