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Orient Express Restaurant

Sirkeci Train Station, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 2280
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
3 weeks ago
“Part of tour”
4 weeks ago
“The experience is more in the mind than real”
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, European
$$ - $$$
Sirkeci Train Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed October 1, 2015

We were brought to this restaurant for a lunch stop halfway through our full day tour of Istanbul. And let me just start by saying that this is not a restaurant I would recommend to anyone. We were pleasantly surprised when we initially walked into...More

1  Thank travebuff_m
Reviewed September 1, 2015

A very nostalgic and atmospheric restaurant in the railway station of the old Orient Express Railway Station. Beautiful and tasteful nostalgic decor of and era gone by with lost of old photographs, posters and memorabilia of the Orient Express. A memorable evening with excellent food,...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

As a huge fan of Agatha Christie and Murder in the Orient Express, half the pleasure for me in dining at this restaurant was that it's in the oldest train station in Istanbul from which the Orient Express apparently still departs annually (according to my...More

1  Thank Kristine B
Reviewed July 15, 2015

In reading other reviews it seems that the group tours seems to have the worst experience, as I was also on a tour. The soup was cold, chicken dry and desert overly sweet. I wouldn't recommend it for food, but would to take a few...More

2  Thank Cols71
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just stepping through the doors of this restaurant takes you back in time. The very first Orient Express train left from this former station.

1  Thank Feefeet
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant restaurant at the old Orient Express terminal. Waiters still suited and booted with a good stuffy style. We had afternoon tea which was tasty and very reasonably priced. Small free museum on site. Highly recommended.

Thank mark t
Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a historical spot with many old time photos. The environment is excellent! You feel modern and ancient at the same time. Many people eat there and take pictures.

Thank Yali L
Reviewed June 25, 2015

Part restaurant, part Orient Express museum, this is often a stop for lunch point on an all day tour of Istanbul. Food is good and you get to see one of the trains if you are lucky and the museum. Think of the spy movies.

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed June 16, 2015

At the train station into which the Orient Express, legendary luxury European transportation, ended its route, this restaurant and bar continues to serve a traditional and well-prepared meal with old-fashioned formality. Came thereafter a Whirling Dervish program, also at the station. (They whirl, for a...More

1  Thank Susan_Richmond
Reviewed June 6, 2015

Last week, our group tried restaurant. Even though this restaurant has a great location at the middle of old part the city, Our group was very disappointed by the food and services. The waiters were very rude and could not speak any word of English....More

2  Thank Uuroner
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sirkeci Train Station, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 522 2280
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