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Masal Restaurant

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Incili Cavus Sokak no 29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
0212 511 29 22
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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South Africa
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

It was pouring with rain and my husband and I went in search of a good meal and shelter from the rain. We spotted Masal up a little side street in Sultanhemet. Our host/waiter was very obliging and helpful and, when we asked what was the better out of our two choices, he happily advised us and we were not... More 

1 Thank lynneandkash
mumbai india
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is a under rated restaurant just off the Haig Sofia in an alley. The location is quiet and the restaurant is huge! the food was good, and service was fast and efficient. We were getting an unlimited supply of hot breads, which was hot and delicious! my kids loved the lemonade and mezze platter. We ordered the pizza, vegetable... More 

Thank loonytraveller
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We enjoyed a good and hearty lunch at this restaurant. It was very near to the major tourist attractions.

Thank 2SHARI7
SF, California
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1,576 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 675 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We enjoyed a nice lunch here nd had good service too. The location is perfect for visiting the attractions of the Sultanahmet.

Thank seafare74
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at Masal and everything was good. The prices are reasonable. Friendly staff. Very good location. Very well designed saloon. The only unfortunate thing happened to us we found a hair in our food and when we asked for that the waiter said it's yours and took the dish and gone! We were hoping for an explanation or... More 

1 Thank Farzad M
Esfahan, Iran
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

I ate there three days ago.i don't exactly remember the name,but it was something with chicken and it was the waiters' suggestion.in the middle of the of the food i found hair in my food and when i showed it to the waiter he ask me if its mine or them!!!!! He took the food and did nothing for ten... More 

Thank Shima S
Kongsberg, Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food, very good service. Only negative could be that not all got food at same time, but not easy task with this many guests with different choices of meal :)

Thank Frodech
Macau, China
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

very good food in a very cosy place on the street. The service is excellent and the employees very attentive. A good place to take small children and to have a good meal for a fair price.

Thank FilipeRegFig
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We only discovered Masal on our last night in Istanbul - a shame, because we would certainly have gone back again and again. The food was excellent, the lemonade delicious, and prices were at least 10% lower than in the busier streets round about. The staff were friendly and welcoming without being pushy. Highly recommended.

Thank Rosalind W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Located in Sultanahmet, among many other restaurants, Masal is one of our favorites. No pushy waiters trying to lure you in, a great location with comfortable seating, a welcome breeze ( on a very hot day!) from fans set up around tables and service which is friendly and honest! We ordered two cold Efes ( the local beer) and were... More 

Thank Unavitainvaligia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $34
Turkish, European, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Incili Cavus Sokak no 29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 0212 511 29 22
If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical places of Sultanahmet,lets meet in Masal Restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
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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