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Babylonia Garden Terrace

#40 of 11,846 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Akbiyik Caddesi, No: 19 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 46 08
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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San Antonio, Texas
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111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Babylonia Garden Terrace has a relaxed atmosphere with a variety of seating locations and types. We enjoyed the kabob combo meal for four that offered a selection of different kabobs and meats served at our table on a grill. There was plenty for everyone and cost around $18 USD/person. Let the waiter know that it is your first visit... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Babylonia one night for dinner while on a four-night trip to Turkey. Service was excellent and the staff were very attentive. Food and drink were delicious, we got to watch La Liga live on the big screen whilst eating and it was really good value for money.

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant in old town. The service is wonderful. Both the salmon and pepper steak are supereb, but what keeps me coming back is their articoke apptizer which jusy melts in your mouth. You will not be disappointed! I love the outdoor seating and atmosphere. Prices reasonable and easy assess to bathrooms if needed.

Thank tjwb71
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best restaurant in town, cosy, Highly recommanded for the graet service and good food or enjoy drinks for evening. I wish i had a chance to try their breakfast as well.

Thank Jamil S
Amman, Jordan
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was getting late at night and we were really hungry, so we asked our trusted hotel front desk guy for a recommendation, and he pointed to this one. It was few days after the unsuccessful coop in July, we walked to this nice place, and were greeted nicely. Everything was fine, but we noticed that most of the restaurants... More 

Thank jirsheid
Ankara, Turkey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I was very surprised to find such good food in a touristic area. I had artichoke chicken while my boyfriend opted for the wedding kebab dish. Both dishes were amazing. In six months in Turkey, I has never eaten such good refined food. It was not greasy or oily as Turkish food can sometimes be. On top of that, the... More 

Thank Grace_oa
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Babylonia Garden Terrace is one of the best restaurants in Sultanahmet area run by the great people.The food is always fresh, properly prepared and a great value for the price.I highly recommended it. Add this to the best dining experience in Istanbul.

Thank Evrim G
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Pfffff.... worst calamari, worst butter shrimp,and actually terrible wine selection as well. If you stick to what they know you may have a good meal. But pay attention as it really isn't well prepared food. There is a gimicky meat served in a flaming ceramic pot which they break, but even that doesn't redeem the terrible food. The atmosphere however... More 

Thank SuitcasedSoul_MGray
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Our hotel Amira staff recommended this restaurant and they provide to and from ride in a BMW car. Omer is the young waiter who treated us really well and in the winter time it was nice to sit outside in covered space with a heater. We ordered mixed platter and food quantity was less than we expected and food was... More 

Thank Muhammad S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017

On our last night we took shelter from the rain in this cosy warm restaurant and wished we had found it earlier as would definitely return on our next visit. We were warmly welcomed and seated on comfy cushions with blankets provided for extra comfort. We ordered their traditional lamb and veg casserole which was served from clay pots with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akbiyik Caddesi, No: 19 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 46 08
Babylonia Garden & Terrace Restaurant has delighted both tourists’ and locals in the heart of historical Sultanahmet since 2003. Run by a family that has worked in the tourism industry for over 20 years. Babylonia Garden & Terrace Restaurant offers traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisine, as well as international favorites and a selection of fresh daily seafood dishes. During the summer, visitors

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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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