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Kosk Restaurant

#321 of 11,829 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No 9/A | Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 517 3479
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

This restaurant had the most wonderful fresh pasta and house wines. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed just stopping by for wine and dessert as well. They just made us feel like family.

Thank Carrie D
Mission Viejo, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great people enjoying life makes for a wonderful experience. This became our refuge in Istanbul as the staff treated us like family. Great place to hang and watch the passing parade.

Thank TheAttackMan
Manchester, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Fairly good no complaints good service ,so why not? Located on a nice street with lovely local houses most converted in to restaurants.

Thank John W
San Francisco, California, United States
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is a brand new restaurant run by the same folks who own the original Kosk. It is a short walk from Sultanahmet Square. There is a rooftop terrace with great views of the Bosphorus. The menu is eclectic and in particular the more traditional Turkish food is delicious. Aytoc is the manager and is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Seth A
Mission Viejo
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Went there the first time because they had helped us with directions to our hotel. Came back three more times. Great food / value. Great people working there. For some drama (have your camera ready) order a clay pot dinner. Great place even for an Efes and to watch the world go by.

1 Thank AnnieMV
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

I have eaten at Kosk a number of times and always found the food and the service to be excellent. I am most impressed with the way they treat each guest as a special person. They are very polite and attend to the needs with high regard. What really impressed me was that each customer was not only catered for... More 

Thank garyherb
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This restaurant is a jewel amongst the numerous options in the Sultanahmet area. The food is very tasty and plates are of a good size, the prices low (especially compared to the tourist-oriented restaurants closer to the main attractions and main streets) and the service is good.

Thank eastdark
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

It is a really good restaurant, with great people, excellent food and a happy atmosphere! We loved it and came back to it after 3 years. The food is very good and especially we like the people that work here. We made some new friends and were happy to see "old" friends. They make you feel at home away from... More 

Thank Pinky_098
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is a reasonably priced restaurant with very good traditional Turkish food. I had chicken kish with yogurt that was divine. The service is impeccable and pretty efficient. We talked with others who indicated that everything they ordered was delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank costaricajoan
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Were there the first night we were in Istanbul and they were very kind and had a lot of suggestions what to eat. The kebab in a pot of clay was very good and i can prefer it to anyone

Thank Wouter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Turkish, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No 9/A | Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 3479

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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