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Cafe Rumist

#20 of 12,217 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Akbiyik Caddesi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 6641
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 stars 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.

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5 of 5 stars 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...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

By far the most authentic Turkish food I had during my stay in Turkey. My sister and I ordered the Hot Pot Clay Kebab, which you get to watch while it's being made and comes out nice and hot! The menu also includes American pizzas, one of which we also ordered. With all the food, we were so full. Also,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We were served by generous young people who introduced a delicious plate as Ekram for free. Our order was a meat cooked in a clay, prepare your video camera to record it. It has a fabulous taste. Finally, we were served two cups of tea for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A tantalising turkeish treat...from the decor to the service you will be impressed with authentic Turkish dishes that will leave your tastebuds satisfied.Be sure to try mixed grill and crisp cheese pizzaaa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We were served by heartwarming people who took special care of our meal.We had a great mixed kebab and hot pot clay kebab both of them were very tasty and yummy. We will definitely be returning to this home away from home.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $39
Cuisine
Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, Halal, Kosher
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
All the Turkish hot and cold drinks, dessert, kebabs, pides, pizzas in a wood burning oven.

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Sultanahmet
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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