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Sarnic Restaurant

Sogukcesme Sokak | Ayasofya Pansiyonlari Hotel, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 512 42 91
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Dec 6, 2017
“best highend restaurant”
Apr 26, 2017
“This fantastic place is closed!”
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Sogukcesme Sokak | Ayasofya Pansiyonlari Hotel, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

This is an interesting and atmospheric restaurant, to be found in a narrow street immediately behind St. Sophia. The location is a former cistern (as readers probably know, Istanbul has many of these huge ancient underground structures, formerly used to store the city’s water supply)...More

Thank GuineaThePig
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Sarnic Restarurant look great byt with many restaurant that end up in Lonely Planet book.same gueality end with appearances .Menu reads like a really World Ottomam selection But food really not tasty and fresh .Yes Good service in Roman cistern My advise is get out...More

Thank elisa_mayer
Reviewed October 19, 2011

The setting in a cistern is absolutely breathtaking. The lovely live music is pleasing and not too overwhelming as it can be in some Turk restuarants. The staff is excellent. the food...well...is just okay...nothing to get too excited about, but the setting is what makes...More

1  Thank shendrix
Reviewed October 3, 2011

Went with friends on recommendation. We were not disappointed. From the moment the door is opened onto the vast expanse of the underground cistern and the descent down the staircase you cannot help be impressed. Lighting is subdued and table spacing allows seclusion. The music...More

2  Thank MikeMason
Reviewed September 20, 2011

We booked into this restaurant after walking past it and seeing the amazing setting. After the booking we checked some of the reviews on Trip adviser and were a little concerned about how mixed some of the reviews were. We thought we would give it...More

1  Thank sasha456
Reviewed September 8, 2011

If you want to have a special dinner with a music in a marvellous atmosphere, you can choose Sarnic without doubt.

2  Thank esra u
Reviewed August 25, 2011

The restaurant is in an old citerne, the food was good, staff nice and friendly. we had an amazing experience. there is not much light as the hole place is lighted with candles.

2  Thank dreveses
Reviewed July 11, 2011

The location of this restaurant is close to all touristic attractions. The place is beautiful (old water reserve) but... Waiters are inviting you to leave the place as soon as possible (even if not late 22:00). Meal is basic; good no more and prices much...More

Thank jmbianchini
Reviewed April 26, 2011

well, the title says it all, even now, over Easter, the place was only half-booked. Tourists only, no locals, should make us all think. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it and spent a few quit on it.

Thank FOL-1003
Reviewed April 9, 2011

This is a spectacular restaurant. Sited in a 1500 year old Roman cistern with brick arches towering above you, the interior is lit by candles. How romantic is that. You'd think with all that they wouldn't bother with the food but it is excellent traditional...More

1  Thank Malbear
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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Irinel D
May 27, 2016|
Response from daniescarlett | Reviewed this property |
I was there in March of 2014, I would hope it was still there, it was in a residential neighborhood and not easily found unless you were looking for it. I would ask your hotel concierge if it is still open. It was a... More
August 17, 2015|
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Response from Irinel D |
Hi Elena N...Wich website i may ask? Please add their website if you can find one...the Google could't find any restaurant website...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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 42 91
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