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Pudding Shop

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Sultanahmet Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34, Turkey
(212) 522 29 70
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For old-time hippies like me who visited the Pudding Shop in the early seventies it was a wonderful experience to drop in for a cup of coffee. Namik Colpan, who is the owner of this restaurant as well as the Blue House, was extremely hospitable and showed me the many photos of the wall of the good old times. The... More 

Thank GZwier
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Tried the Aubergine with meat. It was meh, lukewarm eggplant with some beef pieces. Kid had the spaghetti with watery marinara sauce. Female had the sea bream, came without any seasoning not even salt. Take a pass and go somewhere else!

Thank Vik K
Saar, Bahrain
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Family of four went, the food is fine, nothing special but it was nice, I had the lentil soup which was good, the kebabs were very average, as was the meat balls. Not very expensive but we have had better for less in Istanbul.

Thank Matt115
Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

good food not great. I know this place is supposed to be somewhat famous but I'm not sure why. Atmosphere not great and food only fair. The service was very good and people were very friendly.

Thank Susan W
Maputo, Mozambique
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

When I saw that the Pudding Shop was still in operation, I could not resist but enter and have a meal. My first time there was in 1969, and then in 1972 and 1973. The last two dates on my way to and return from India. The Pudding Shop was the place where all hippies were meeting and exchanging tips... More 

Thank Marylene S
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I got the tomato sauce on lamb and bread and it was fairly good. The atmosphere was quaint. The chicken was good on the plate lIe a filet and the kabob of chicken was ok. Overall, it seem a little pricey for a lunch place. The service was fast and courteous. There are a lot of places to eat and... More 

Thank Elcl
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The pudding shop has a fun history, but the food is not that good. I am actually a big fan of pudding, and had amazing puddings at other spots in Istanbul. The pudding here was the worst I had on my trip.

Thank 948demac948
Hobart, Australia
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We were the only customers when we visited here. 10 a.m. on a Monday morning. The waiter was attentive and almost desperate for us to order something extensive. The food we had was pleasant and the cost reasonable but there is nothing here now to distinguish this restaurant from many others … apart from photographs of the restaurant's history in... More 

Thank Tony R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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338 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Since its days as a stop on the backpacker Marrakesh-to-khatmandu route, this steam-table cafe has served up presentable, if not exciting, Turkish food. We enjoyed the mushroom caps stuffed with ground meat and topped with bechamel, while our companions reported enjoying a pasta dish that looked a lot like macaroni and cheese. The standout was the signature dish -- rice... More 

Thank Sandy S
Penang, Malaysia
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105 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

I'm surprised the reviews here are so bad.... We went here for lunch with our tour guide. Nice selection of food that was fast and easy. Recommend the rice pudding

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Turkish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sultanahmet Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: (212) 522 29 70

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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