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Khorasani Restaurant
Ranked #57 of 13,716 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Description: "Ask most tourism representatives, restaurateurs, and waiters in Old Istanbul to recommend a restaurant, and most will offer Khorasani Kebab&Grill and Steak House. This restaurant has been a part of the Sultanahmet gastronomy scene for many years and is famed for its Turkish BBQ (the ocakbaşi), tender kebabs, and freshly prepared mezes. While the menu caters to a range of culinary interests, if you want a unique dining experience then ask to pick out your mezes and kebabs from the kitchen counter and have the chef cook your kebab over the BBQ's open fire inside the restaurant. Another popular dish from the coals of the BBQ is the Testi Kebab. As featured in New Zealand's World Kitchen TV show, this flavored meat and vegetable casserole is sealed in a clay pot, slowly cooked over the BBQ coals, and cracked open before the eyes of diners. Check out the video under "We in Press" on the Khorasani website for more information about the kebab from Central Anatolia. Khorasani also has a great wine menu and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner." Afar.
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

The one I went to was on Tijaratan st. Old town (Sultanahmett)
Off the Tram track. The best dish was Zali Nazik Kebab ..... Amazing

Visited April 2013
Thank Khalid A
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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good location, service, food”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

One of several restaurants, all with indoor and outdoor seating on a side street off main tram line near Blue Mosque. Had the lamb kebab....good, not outstanding.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Lee084
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Portland, OR
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Liked it so much we went twice!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Khorasani is a great restaurant,,especially if you are staying in the Sultanahmet area. We liked it so much we went twice. Service is attentive but not rushed, atmosphere is casual but relatively upscale. The hummus and stuffed vegetables in olive oil were terrific starters (especially with the amazingly large puff of pita type bread that arrives hot at your table). My chicken kebab was delicious and moist, served with grilled tomatoes and rice, and a bit of greens. My husband enjoyed his lentil soup and spinach creeps (they have a range of menu items from traditional Turkish fare to things like steaks and crepes). A nice touch was the complimentary glass of almond liqueur serves after dessert and coffee or tea. Prices were moderate (eg.Our total bill for 2 mezes, a salad or soup, two entrees, a glass or two of house wine, and tea came to about the equivalent of $65-70 US). Highly recommend after a long day of sightseeing, when you want a good meal without a long way to travel from the Blue Mosque area.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank el13207
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We liked the restaurant that we dined there twice. Very friendly service and amazing food. Their mixed grill was one of the best.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Akhtar M
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Falkenberg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OK, but nothing special”
Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Food was ok, but not much more to say about it. Little overpriced in comparison to what you get. The staff outside who invited us in was not too pushy, which is of course a plus.

  • Visited April 2013
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