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Pandeli Restaurant

$$$
European, Turkish
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Misir Carsisi No. 1 Eminou, Saray, Turkey
527 3909
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a little gem in the heart of istanbul

really, it's not about the food (which is very good by the way) but it's about the setting and the legacy you can feel from all the thousand tiles that decorate the place. To me, it is a special place that holds the trues spirit of the cosmopolitan Istanbul.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
zeno c
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really, it's not about the food (which is very good by the way) but it's about the setting and the legacy you can feel from all the thousand tiles that decorate the place. To me, it is a special place that holds the trues spirit of the cosmopolitan Istanbul.

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Orvieto, Italy
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A most beautiful place decorated with lovely coloured tiles ! Lovely ,rather mysterious, atmosphere . I always loved (for the past 30 years) this place , unfortunately I feel the food quality has deteriorated ... It also used to be a very vibrant restaurant where you could always meet someone interesting , last week it was half empty and the... More 

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Kalamata, Greece
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

in a very touristic spot,a very touristic restaurant has very nice Turkish food.Not cheap at all,but good food and good service.I insist that it is very touristic.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love finding this place, just by chance and what a lucky find it was. The food was great but more than that was the atmosphere and the history on the walls. a series of rooms with amazing tiled walls, great staff and wonderful hospitality. This place has been running for over 100 years and you can just feel the... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

As a Turkish man I always enjoy to have lunch this pretty Turkish restaurant when I come to Istanbul.It was founded by a Turkish citizen Greek doctor years ago and still one of the best places in which one can find traditional home made dishes.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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381 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Like the tiles and ceiling murals, this place simple oozes Turkish history. Unfortunately, the food is not as good as one would expect. Though certainly not without its merits, there are better places to eat in Istanbul, but there are few that have as much atmosphere and story connected to them. Not to be missed.

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Thank Philip S
Hawick
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A rainy friday lunchtime in Istanbul, headed for Pandeli's where I last ate 18 years ago. On my own, had chicken and vegetable soup, Hünkar Beğendi, and a strange rice pasta dessert, and Turkish coffee. The service was always prompt and unintrusive, the food of the highest standard, creamy warming soup with decent bits of chicken, the beğendili sauce was... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you are ready, Pandelli awaits you for your exclusive Turkish food experience. A small place just on the second floor of Misir Carsisi. Ask anyone and they’ll shop you. The owner, Pandelli Usta started business selling kofte-ekmek (meatball sandwich) while he was a boy. He had his first restaurant in 1926 and had to close it due to 6-7... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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338 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After being jostled by in the spice market, the docks for Bosphorus excursion boats, and the busy neighborhood, this restaurant up a stairway in the spice market is an oasis of calm. We greatly enjoyed the puréed eggplant over which I had delicious lamb stew and my wife had kebab chicken. The dolma and vegetarian soup were great starters. Service... More 

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Thank Peter V
Chicago
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our friends had recommend this restaurant so we tried it for lunch. We had high expectations and while the service was fine, the décor seemed tired and the food was nothing special though the prices reflected that it should be. Maybe we visited on a bad day but the place was not crowded for lunch and there seemed to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Misir Carsisi No. 1 Eminou, Saray, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Tekirdag Province  >  Saray
  • Phone Number: 527 3909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?