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Review of Cafe Rumist

Cafe Rumist
Ranked #15 of 13,484 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $39
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Description: All the Turkish hot and cold drinks, dessert, kebabs, pides, pizzas in a wood burning oven.
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Excellent service, great manager and waiters. The price was good food was of great quality.


Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Pretty average”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Place was fine, but definitely overrated on Trip Advisor. Many better places nearby. Food and service were average. Also, they don't serve beer, wine or other drinks, which was not clear when we selected this place.

Visited June 2013
Thank TUCK1995
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Annapolis, Maryland
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Meet Ibrahim and Stay for a Wonderful Meal”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Ibrahim hailed us from the front of his restaurant our first morning in Istanbul -- common for every Sultanahmet cafe and restaurant -- but we soon learned we had common friends in D.C., where he also operates a carpet import business, and he treated us to complimentary chai. We returned to eat at our new friend's restaurant and were delighted with our meals. Excellent cheese pide for me (our hotel across the street orders the pide on delivery for the staff), delicate lamb chops for my spouse, and an item our guest called the "Laughing Dancer," which was beef and vegetables cooking in a skillet over a flame while she ate. The food was excellent and the service quick and friendly.The Turkish khave (coffee) which followed was some of the best we had ever tasted. Our food arrived quickly and the family staff was very friendly and helpful. Good conversation with our guest, who speaks fluent Turkish, No alcohol served, but the fruit blend (kiwi) drink was very nice. Bread cooked by the staff also excellent. Oh, and btw, ask to see the carpets on the second floor; they're beautiful.

  • Visited June 2013
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by this cafe for lunch one afternoon and ordered some pizza's. the service of the place was quick and the staff were friendly enough. However the quality of the food was average. You would not govhere apecially for having food per say but its a good cafe to just stop by and have a drink. For people who feel uneasy about cats beware as they seem to own this street and will always be snooping around and beliw your tables for dropped food in this and all other restaurants on this street

Thank Akash26
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very simply awesome”
Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

All the food from the pizza to the kebabs and beef steak was excellent. Loved the location especially for lunch as it offered a nice break from the busy tourist areas of topkapi and hagia sophia areas. The owner and wait staff were very attentive and reccommended a great mixed kebab platter with what I would like rather than just on the menu, very appreciative of him going out of his way. Perfect lunch spot!

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