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“Very local”

Sultanahmet Koftecisi
Ranked #92 of 13,594 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very local”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This place, we only went into, because it was recommended to us. It doesn't look much, but there are several floors and it is usually packed with locals. The kofte is very very good. Spirs/shish not so good, very fatty. Yuk! I would recommend going there for lunch, after sightseeing at the Blue Mosque.

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Dutch first
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  • Japanese first
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Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A simple place with great quality”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

A very limited menu with great quality products. We went there twice while visiting The Blue Mosque and Topkapi. The lamb skewer/kebab is one of the best we enjoyed in Istanbul.

  • Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yummy meatballs! :D”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you order the meatballs - excellent. Other stuff, I don't know.

Don't recall people eating any other stuff as everyone (locals and tourists) all eat meatballs. I even saw locals ordering meatballs take-away! During busy lunchtime you often see a queue outside to get in. Good stuff.

  • Visited November 2013
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Hicksville, New York
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent meatballs, terrible lamb, okay service”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

We ordered meatballs, salad and lamb shish. The initially gave us the wrong order, and when we brought it to their attention, it took then another 15 minutes to correct the order. Meatballs were excellent. They were grilled perfectly and were very tasty. The lamb shish was chewy and full of fat. It was the worst lamb I've had in Turkey.

  • Visited October 2013
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kuala lumpur
Level 6 Contributor
422 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Yummy and delicious beef ”
Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

There's lots of customer in the restaurant , that's why I choose this restaurant to eat but no worries ,the waiter is fast and efficient to get you a place to seat . I have the beef ,lamb, soup and buttermilk drink , bread on the side .. You got to ask for chili paste . It's not on the table . The food arrive fast .. Enjoying the beef to the single last bite .. Not the lamb though .. If I visit turkey again .. I would definitely eat at this restaurant again ..

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