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Sarnic Restaurant

#557 of 12,368 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Sultanahmet
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Sogukcesme Sokak | Ayasofya Pansiyonlari Hotel, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 512 4291
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Casablanca, Morocco
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300 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very anxious to view this historic place, but when I arrived I saw that there was no light on. Once arrived I could see that the place maybe closed. The street where it is located is Sogukcesme Street. Walk down to it from around Topkapi Palace are you will have to walk up a steep cobble stones road.

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Parkes, NSW
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This was a great place. Service was so professional but staff had time for a small person with us who sometimes wandered away. She was patiently allowed to explore then returned to us.

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Rosario, Argentina
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I was very anxious to enjoy dinner in this historic place, but when I arrived I saw that there was no light on. Once arrived I could see that the place was closed, apparently for a renovation as paint tins where outside the restaurant. Suggest to call before going, so as to do not waste time. The alley where it... More 

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Manresa, Spain
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Incredible interior with candlelights It is a very special place The food and service was good I was here with a friend to celebtate her birthday and we had a fantastic evening

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Istanbul, Turkey
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

It must be interesting having lunch or dinner at a antique cistern must be very interesting. The food is excellent.

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Castro Valley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

This place was fantastic I heard about it from a friend who had recently honeymooned in Istanbul. The ambiance was amazing, the staff was over the top (traveling with a blonde companion in Istanbul was quite the adventure and I think the wait staff just wanted to keep her)! Our food was very good (we both ordered seafood) and the... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

What a better way to top off a visit to historic Constantinople, than to eat dinner in a 1500 year old Roman - Byzantine era cistern (underground water reservoir)? It is hard to believe that the stone walls, high arching ceilings and towering columns were actually meant to be underwater and not a part of someone's palatial palace. I have... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

mouth watering food and excellent hospitatlity at the restaurants want you to go back again n again...

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istanbul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

it is/was a/an expensive restaurant but where else you can eat in thousands years of history,inside a byzantine cistern.ı hope it will reopen asap...

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015

The restaurant is in the heart of old Istanbul, and is unique - is located in the millennial tank with high domes supported by six stone pillars, on top of a hill at the end of a number of small hotels just behind the Hagia Sophia. The atmosphere inside is very romantic, like in an ancient medieval castle. Need to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sogukcesme Sokak | Ayasofya Pansiyonlari Hotel, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 512 4291

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Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
Sultanahmet
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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