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The Han Restaurant

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Alemdar Cad. | Sultanahmet, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised to see the poor reviews... I had one of the best testi kebabs this evening with fantastic service. A little more than other restaurants nearby but worth the extra lira.

Thank Nicholas S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and very friendly waiters, the lamb chop was amazing...highly recomended place if you visit istanbul, thanks a lot the han restaurant

Thank farid m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing this because of the poor reviews. I am just back from Istanbul and we ate in the Han twice. First night we had Hummus, kebab and the rice pudding with tree resin, that was great. However the Lamb Testi on the last night was exceptional and the best meal we had in Istanbul. The staff are great,... More 

Thank Lee C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, inviting setting, excellent service, friendly staff, excellent price. Conveniently located to Topkapi, the Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, and Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Thank Kunafa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Mezza weren't good comparing to other restaurants, the spinach bread was delicious , the food wasn't good enough , it didn't worth the price of it .

Thank Zahra g
Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Prime real estate, great people watching.... Unfortunately those are the only positives. After walking past a couple of times, by the third time we were intrigued, mostly because of their decor. We were seated at the entrance of the restaurant like objects on display, as a bid to lure more people in. Overall we found the food average, especially for... More 

Thank Jacqdavinia
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Great super tourist Turkish restaurant. We tried the original Kebbab from Cappadocia cooked for hours in a clay pot. Was very nice. Also must try the creeps. Service is great.

Thank Henalele
Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

The food is good and tasty. The service is also good, the waiters are fun and smiling. However portions are small and prices are high. You should provide at least 100 TL per person for a basic menu - starter, main dish and one drink.

Thank Alex P
Bogota, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Certainly I'm not an expert on Turkish food, but I know when something taste so plain that any place can make it better. I didn't feel it authentic, except for the bill. Really expensive, few, boring but nicely decorated.

Thank Andrés A
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was perhaps one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had at a dining establishment. We chose this place because we were passing by and looked in the window and it just looked so cozy and warm. They have large sitting areas with tons of pillows and blankets, you just feel like you are truly a world away.... More 

Thank hankypanky505

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Turkish, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alemdar Cad. | Sultanahmet, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: (0212)5266262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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