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Sultanahmet Koftecisi


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Barbecue, Turkish
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service
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If you are in Istanbul, you will definitely need to visit this thematic restaurant. There are the most delicious koftecisi and chorba soup with their fresh bread. Restaurant has a lot of historic old photos of the founders of this restaurant and their families.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Наталія К
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor is basic, the service business like (to put it politely), the food is delicious and the prices are very cheap, especially when you consider it's in a tourist hotspot. Been going 99 years. It'll be some party next year!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank timsmithmusic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is really close to the Sultanahmet square, the food was good, meat was tasty and tender. Service overall was okay, maybe the waiters were a bit impatient.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cvitka
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Great food, quick service, great selection of options, and close to Sultanahmet Square. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank garymctag
Reviewed March 20, 2019

We were recently there visiting. We came across Sultanahmet koftecisi by 1 gentleman while riding the TRAM there. Per him, THE BEST KOFTE PERIOD so we went for our lunch, and let me tell you IT IS REALLY THE BEST. The food, service was like...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sajjadhamid
Reviewed February 5, 2019

I tried the famous meatball and it was good. The price is consider cheaper too compared to other famous restaurants nearby.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank FarinaSuhaila
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Food was ok, not the best meatball I tried in Istanbul. The lamb is better than beef. Price is expected to be high for being at prime location & its reputation. The restaurant was more than half empty at 8pm. Cold bread was served. When...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jo Y
Reviewed December 31, 2018

has been visited by many dignitaries and celebrities, very humble place, good food, efficient service. I love the semolina desert.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank guideturk
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were coming back from the Grand Bazzar we needed a quick place to grab something to eat. We were so happy that we stumbled into this place. The staff didn't speak english but they were extremely kind and patient. The sandwiches...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank winslowp893
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

We had grilled meatballs it was really very tasty really we did like very much the service just ok not bad

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank analonac
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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
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