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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great variety and excellent food and for sure a great location but a bit expensive. The Service was good and fast , and seating was comfortable.

Thank Hussam A
Yamba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was exhausted after a busy day in the Bazar & the sightseeing. This place was perfect to take a break, nice and close to all main attractions. Highly recommend the stuffed grape leaves - the best we've had in Turkey.

Thank Courtney M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was so good. I highly recommend the New York steak, chicken kabob, and the chicken ottoman. The quantity and taste was really delicious and try the special testy kabab, they make it in this special fire clay pot. Get your camera ready for it !!! If you're Istanbul, you definitely must visit Faros Restaurant Old City in Sultanahmet!!

Thank Isha M
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good choice for travellers. Plenty of choices! Single, family, couples, groups! Very good sevice. English speckers! Very good local beer efes!

Thank octavianusimperator
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is very close to Taksim square has many options. I ordered Laban which was very well done do make nice oven pizza. The owner is very nice if you are in Istanbul and in Taksim square nice place for quick clean launch or dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice friendly place, the staff were attentive and polite and helpful. The food was very delicious and was fresh. I would recommend the lamb casserole which was very satisfying. The atmosphere is nice whilst you watch the world go by. Overall a wonderful experience.

Thank Suhail S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I actually went there twice on the one night. I ate there with my brother early in the evening. I met friends nearby my hotel who just happened to have found the same place. The guys who do the touting saw me return & we very welcoming. Offering me free tea to wait for my friends who they didn't know... More 

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

This is the good place to stay. All the Istanbul attractions are on walking distance . Service is good and you can move and eat easily.

Thank Ali N
Bahama, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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

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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
$6 - $28
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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

Neighborhood Profile
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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