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Cafe Rumist

#17 of 12,208 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

Thank nabeel M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank asenaacar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank Khaled A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank GaffGaffoor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank touhtouh1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Don't usually give reviews; but Rumist is a restaurant/ cafe to visit Had a splendid experience; Umar, the chief waiter, made sure that we had the best taste in service and food! Try item 56. See pic

1 Thank TheAWTraveller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Rumist serves great food, has a beautiful location& wonderful service! Omer is very witty, kind, open and easy to talk to. We really enjoyed his presence!

2 Thank Aya W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Home away from home Just like mom's food Excellent ambiance The staff makes you feel at home Hot pot clay kebbab a must U aren't tasted Istanbul if u haven't had tho hot pot clay kebab from rumist When visiting ask for ebrahim His hands on running of the business has brought me back time and time again. ...... I... More 

1 Thank Mushood W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited Cafe Rumist twice during our stay. Food and service was fantastic and staff extremely helpful and friendly. The hot pot, pide and kebab mix was excellent.

1 Thank ldaya

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $39
Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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