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Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi

#149 of 12,215 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Fener & Balat
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Ahmediye Cad. No:44/A Fatih 34091 | On Adnan Menderes Boulevard, Next to Historia Shopping Centre, Istanbul 34080, Turkey
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:50 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place delicious food but the price is higher than other restaurants in the same area, I recommend all to visit this restaurant, good food, helpful staff and nice place.

Thank Dherar A
Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really tasty and reasonably priced. You must get the salted chicken - they encapsulate a whole chicken with a shell of salt and bake it for 2hrs. They then set the salt on fire In front of you and crack it open - most delicious and moist chicken you'll ever have!

Thank IssamL28
Beijing, China
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For last 31 years, Hatay sofrasi is bringing to istanbul's lucky customers the "know-how" from the Hatay region (South-East of Turkey), famous country wide for their traditional and tasty food. The meze's choices are very good, particullaly the humus and Aubergines. They have have so many ways to cook and serve kebap that to make a choice is difficult at... More 

Thank Caspercim
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Good restaurants , the food is the best in Istanbul, the service is fast and good , little expensive

Thank SaeedAlwani
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

مطعم رائع بجميع المقاييس: استقبال حار ، خدمة راقية، طعام لذيذ ، أسعار معقولة. ينبغي زيارة هذا المطعم في إسطنبول ! Nice restaurant, good reception, Superior service, delicious food, reasonable prices. Must visit this restaurant in Istanbul !

Thank Parfums E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I had an interesting dinner here. Our group ordered chicken and lamb. It was interesting to see how the wait people using hammer to crack open the burning housing which contains grilled chicken over rice inside. For the lamb dish, it offers better entertainment. The waitpeople unseal pots that contains hot lamb stew and pour out to a plate to... More 

Thank D K
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

As well known turkish breakfast is probably most rish in the world))) There many places in İstanbul where at weekend morning you can have limitless all inclusive service. But here breakfast was really great, not standart, served with original local meals of Hatay province. Dont need to be afraid to try smth unusual, for example Hatay sweets - eggplant or... More 

Thank MiyStambul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Very good authentic Turkish food specialising in cuisine from the Hatay region around Antakya (Antioch). Friendly and efficient service and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The food was delicious - the mezze - Humus, Mutebbel & Sarma Ici was fresh and tasty and the main course - Deveci Cerra Kebap (Lamb slow cooked in a ceramic pot) was memorably served by... More 

Thank Greg J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I guess this is not the maximum you can find talking about Turkish food but I think the place can give a fare idea and taste of the local food traditions. We had a salad and 3 or 4 different starters, than kofta by the meter and stewed sheep with traditional rice. My friends had baklawa. All was of more... More 

Thank candacaccia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This restaurant specialises in cuisine from the Hatay region. If you are looking for authentic Turkish food this is the place for you. Everything was delicious. We also got to experience the hospitality of the waiters. We saw a salt incrusted chicken dish served while still alight, another casserole with flames and a metre long skewer of kebab carefully served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Turkish, Halal, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Reservations, Valet Parking
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
8:30 am - 11:50 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ahmediye Cad. No:44/A Fatih 34091 | On Adnan Menderes Boulevard, Next to Historia Shopping Centre, Istanbul 34080, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Fener & Balat
  • Neighborhood: Fener & Balat
  • Phone Number: 2124447247

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Staying in Fener & Balat

Neighborhood Profile
Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
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