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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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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This restaurant is very conviniently located in a little street in front of the Blue Mosque / Haia Sofia park. We had a tough time trying to get rid of very agressive restautant salesmen while we were walking. This guys are different. Very kind, very good food, and excellent service. One thing I liked a lot was that the street... More 

Thank franciscohm
Manchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

First night staying at the Ambassador Hotel wondering where to eat after a days travel. Hotel reception advised this place what a find.. wow! Excellent Turkish food and lots of it. Hidden down a side street its quiet to sit out and eat. No hassle nothing too much trouble meals good price for city. We all enjoyed the food so... More 

Thank Caroline H
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant after wanting something that wasn't on a main road or busy. It has wonderful outdoors seating. Being from the U.S., I was amazed at how there were not many (or any) flies or mosquitoes which made our door eating really wonderful. The service and food was excellent! The server knew several languages so if you... More 

Thank xtremeterrain
South Africa
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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1,575 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 679 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $34
Turkish, European, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 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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