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Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6 | Edirnekapi, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
+90 212 635 7997
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6 | Edirnekapi, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
Neighborhood: Fener & Balat
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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant while being on a business trip with a big group of people. The interior is quite nice but same time there was nothing special in it as well. Appetizers were numerous and could meet any taste. The main course...More

Thank Olga G
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Very nice Ottoman/Turkish food, nice ambiance and great service! Make sure to visit while you are in Istanbul / Balat...

Thank Ozlem C
Reviewed July 23, 2016

It was a bit of a walk to get to Asitane Restaurant, but too many people had recommended this place as one of the few spots were you could sample authentic Ottoman cuisine dating back to the 1500’s. Set in a secluded and leafy courtyard...More

Thank MrWarrenM
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We went there because my daughter is interested in ottoman history and she had seen this restaurant presented on a cooking travel show. The waiters and ambience was nice we were given complimentary sherbet, and bread with a walnut paste. The food was okay and...More

Thank annyksa
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Great ottoman cuisine. Always felt at home. You wont regret, a must go restaurant indeed. Dont forget to visit museum of Chora.

Thank Bilgen Y
Reviewed June 1, 2016

The food was wonderful and the restaurant provided history of the recipes. Service was very courteous and before leaving, they gave us each a gift of orange jam. Very thoughtful.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed May 23, 2016

We had lunch at asitane after visiting the Chora museum next door (recommend that too) and discovered a very "different" combination of foods and spices. Clearly "Ottoman" food is different from the Turkish/Balkan that we know and love. I hope to be able to go...More

Thank Suzi62
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at this lovely restaurant, next door to the majestic Chora Church museum. We tasted the authentic Ottoman cuisine, recipes from the 15th to 18th centuries. The dishes were delicious and flavoursome. Had a lovely evening.

Thank Tiger L
Reviewed May 2, 2016

I went because people rave about this place, but was disappointed. It's really close to Chora Church which is handy but they were doing works to the Church so it was really noisy! It was also over-priced for so-so food.

Thank londonthroandthro
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

A restaurant next to Chora church that serves delicious ottoman cuisine. The rice that can with the veal was absolutely delicious. The services was first class. And the toilet in the bathroom has automatics seat covers.

Thank LL C
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
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Is reservation necessary / required for lunch? We are coming during Ramazan, are they open? Thank you!
March 27, 2016|
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Response from Nikolin R | Reviewed this property |
I have not use reservation, but in any case is better to make it.
Hi We are 12 adult from Singapore plan to visit Istanbul on 17/5/2015 . Read about good review by trip advisors contributors whose unbiased reviews always welcomed and appreciated by travellers all over the world. May I know can any one remember roughly how much the price EURO 30 TO 40 WITHOUT WINE PER HEAD IS IT ENOUGH ? The menu from the web side shows some number like 1595 beside each dish not sure whether it is the price in Turkish litra or order code. Christine
December 26, 2014|
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Response from rzberger | Reviewed this property |
the numbers (1535) in the menu is the YEAR of the recipe from the Sultan's palace! For 25-35 euros you will eat and drink well. i'd suggest trying to see the CHora CHurch (Kariyr Museum) right next door (might close at... More
maurizio n
Hello. Can I eat gluten-free from your ristorant? thank you
October 27, 2016|
Response from Akif V |
I think it is possible but not for all type of foods. Most of them include gluten so, partially yeah, you can have some of them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 am - 11:45 pm
11:45 am - 11:45 pm
11:45 am - 11:45 pm
11:45 am - 11:45 pm
11:45 am - 11:45 pm
11:45 am - 11:45 pm
11:45 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6 | Edirnekapi, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Fener & Balat
  • Neighborhood: Fener & Balat
  • Phone Number: +90 212 635 7997
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