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Faros Restaurant Old City

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Divanyolu Cad. No: 76, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
7:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 am
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Bahama, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my fifth trip to Istanbul as a solo traveler and I found myself eating at Faros almost every day. It was the staff and service which kept me coming back time and again. The food is excellent and it does offer the best Testi in Istanbul, just as it says. Give them a try and you will find... More 

Thank CraigerUSA
Stord Municipality, Norway
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good tasty food excellent service,very relaxed atmosphere waiters are very freindly and gave good advise as to which meal to eat.

Thank michaelpro
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice music slow jazz went well with the lovely food. We had mezze starter and pasta which was lovely. Definitely worth a pit stop for a bite to eat while in town

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly recommend this restaurant. We had great service from Mesut, who treated my son with a lot of good humoured attention. The meals were very tasty and great value.

Thank TourdeEurope
New Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The sign claims that it is all organic, though I didn’t talk to them about it. Anyway, it’s what drew in. The menu was decidedly not vegetarian, so all I had was some humus, but it was really delicious. Service was good. The atmosphere inside was a bit dark and they had a large screen TV with some game on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The service was great and food was delicious. We will return for sure. Prices were reasonable, and we had a great time.

Thank Armela T
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We were feeling like a light dinner, after a busy day of sight seeing. Google search for 'Italian Restaurant' led us to Faros, which was a 7 minute walk from our hotel. Services was truly friendly. And the food was outstanding. We were surprised to see lentil soup on the menu and tried it. Was a very good choice!

Thank realmisra
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Good quality and delicious food. Staff are excellent particularly Murad, Mehsut and Hassan. They know how to make their customers happy and good business. We kept going back for our lunch and dinners.

Thank Mahmood K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We just had a few beers here but the staff was very friendly and not too pushy like the others. Also honest! i forgot my bag there and the guy came running after to give it to me! Very much appreciated!

Thank G A
Howden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Ate here tonight and it was really lovely restaurant. Nice location on busy street to watch the world go by. Food was good and the whole waiting team were really friendly and very attentive.

Thank kenmlove

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $27
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Halal, International, Middle Eastern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. No: 76, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 902125139113
A Unique Feast In the PeninsulaStarting the day with open buffet breakfast, the Faros Restaurant menu offer ıts customers a wide variety of choices. From garlic mushroom to prawn casserole, pizza to salmon tagliatelle, cokertme ( sirloin veal kebab stuffed with yogurt and and potatoes) to crepe.Exclusively, with our freshly made cocktails, you can converse in the garden while inhaling the historical peninsula’s mystical air.Sharing Your EnthusiasmFaros Restaurant is also a meeting point for sports enthusiasts. Current matches are shown on full HD vide screen LCD televisions. Friendly and experienced staff are at your service in order for you to have a pleasant time and to share your enthusiasm while delivering great hospitality

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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