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Albura Kathisma

#51 of 12,345 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No:38, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 9031
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9:00 am - 1:30 am
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Albura is one of the best in the old city. Delicious food, reasonable prices, great service and touch of history (if you ask they will lead you to the old part, remnants of church inside the restaurant building and ancient Byzantine tunnel or something. I especially recommend their lamb dishes, have never eaten anything like this.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friends visited Albura kathisma café and it was the best café on the street. Our host Dresh was very polite and professional, not like the other neighboor-cafés. Dresh was the best ! The shisha was very Nice. Thank you for a good service dresh, we are very happy with you.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I wish to recommend this restaurant. The food is great, with a very varied menu, cooked expertly & the waiting staff are polite & very helpful. They don't even mind taking photos for you & even provide pashminas if it is cold & have heaters to keep you warm. Everything is done to make your visit a pleasant one. We... More 

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Thank mandydawnmiller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

I had a great experience in this restaurant the food was so yummy😋 and the staff was friendly and helpful especially Mr Mehmet Çeçen. I recommend you to try mizes apetizers and as a main dish I loved special katishma😊

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Thank Ayat A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This restorant is amazing.  The location is excellent, foods are tasty.Everyone is welcomed by them. The staff was amazing. The location is really close to mosqs, hotels, shops and stations. Also its a great place to hangout with your friends after a long day. This restorant makes every second of your trip worth and im sure i will come here... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We stopped by here for a late breakfast one morning and it did not disappoint. The Ottoman style omelet was a particular stand out, causing us to come back a second time to try it out. Our waiter was very friendly--at the end of our meal, he asked if we had a few minutes to spare. He led us down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service and food! We had a great time at this restaurant and had a drink/meal/coffee there every time we left our hotel. The owner is extremely hospitable and the staff are lovely. If you want to experience great Turkish hospitality, this place is a must go to...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

In my research of istanbul a lot of destination experts mentioned about this place..... And boy they were right !!! Very close to blue mosque and the staff was very helpful in suggesting what to order. Ambience is nice, waiters are well dressed and polite. but above all good is amazing. We ate their pitcher kabab..... And it was the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We ate twice at this restaurant during our stay in Istanbul last weekend. It is obvious that they take pride in providing good, freshly cooked traditional food. They don't hassle you to come in to their restaurant but once there, you know you've made a good choice. The waiters are friendly and helpful and the relaxed atmosphere is lovely. At... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice place with great food and comfortable setting, a bit expensive but with quality. Soft music and cozy neighborhood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $51
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No:38, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 9031
Description
Welcome to Albura Kathisma, a unique and beautiful Cafe & Restaurant located in the heart of historic Istanbul. In easy walking-distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace, our garden enters the mysterious Byzantine Palace that once stood here. Opened in 2005 in an old Ottoman family house where we are now, we offer cozy indoor and spacious outdoor seating, friendly and courteous service and, of course, delicious food, served all year round. Thanks to our success, Albura Kathisma has grown in recent years, but our passion stays the same: to provide our customers with the perfect experience of eating out in Istanbul. With a menu covering Turkish and International cuisine, we cater for a range of diets and tastes. Specialties include seafood and salads, traditional Turkish, delicious desserts, and vegetarian dishes. Our well-educated chefs and waiting personnel are happy to offer advice on your menu choices and personal amendments to dishes if requested. In 2012 we extended and updated our kitchen, also adding traditional elements: a large stone oven where we bake our own delicious fresh bread daily, and a charcoal grill to cook our selection of Turkish kebabs from different regions of the country -- a "gastronomic tour" for the kebab connoisseur! Open daily all-year round, including New Year, we are always happy to cater for groups, families with children, couples, individuals and celebration parties. We are honoured with all of the tripadvisor reviews you have written or are going to write. We read them all and are grateful to receive your comments, ratings and suggestions.

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
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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