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Kucuk Ayasofya Liman Cad. No136 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 0736
8:30 am - 11:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:15 pm
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3 reviews
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Reviewed May 13, 2015

Lovely tasting food and very good value for money. Had a chicken shish roll and chips, tasted very nice and friendly service.

2 Thank Saarah s
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2015

I had to try the lentil soup here, recommended by many reviewers. It was just delicious. All we ate here was good, honest, real and tasty food.

Thank katimuri
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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253 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2015

This cheap and cheerful little restaurant serves really tasty food. I loved the menemen for breakfast! It's central and the service is friendly too. In fact I really loved this little place and would definitely recommend it.

Thank UKbadiabranca
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2015

The best restaurant we visit! Plenty of choices for meat lovers . It is not very far from the center. The food is great ( flavor and quality) and is very cheap. Go there...

Thank Stacy L
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Food taste amazing, probably the best food I had in Istabul. Small restaurant managed by turkish couple. Warm hospitality, and you'll feel like you eat home made food. The food looks exactly like in the menu pictures, or even better. Price is cheap for a portion and taste like that. Totally recommended! The restaurant is clean, location is just about... More 

Thank globetrekkerLC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nice tiny resturant close to the Blue Mosque (15 minutes walking). Tipical food, very very good. Really cheap.

Thank Giacomo T
Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Really nice little place close to Cuchuk Aya Sophia. Nothing pretentious: a few tables, no more than ten simple dishes on the menu but very good food for perfectly reasonable prices. It's only 10 minutes walk from the Hipodrome -Blue Mosque area, but you can eat better food here for not even half the price they ask in upper Sultanahmet.

Thank Alexandra S
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic feed and super fresh. Friendly staff and very cheap compared with other nearby restaurants. 17TL was for mixed plate and most expensive thing on the menu. Was recommended by our hotel and it didn't dissppoint.

Thank nazzabj
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Just around the corner from us, small menu but delicious food, very good price, not fancy at all but friendly and timely service. Come here for the food, not for the decor or a fancy meal.

Thank AmAdr
2 reviews
Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Tasty homemade food. We ate at the different places, but everywhere food was fatty and isn't tasty. But here we found really nice chicken wings, chicken salad and meat. If you wanna taste turkish homemade food, try this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 11:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Liman Cad. No136 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 0736

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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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