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“Great, affordable food”
Review of Tamara

Tamara
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Ranked #316 of 13,986 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and we did not want to go too far away the first night. It was reasonably priced. I had the Adana Kebab and my friend had the Chicken Shish. They were both delicious. They also serve fresh juice. We watched the make our orange juice. They do have free wifi but do not serve alcohol. Overall, it is a great introduction to Turkish food.

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Thank Emily M
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Just up the road from the hotel and down from the Blue Mosque, the Tamara was a grat place to get some comfort food before we had to leave wonderful Istanbul. Basic interior but nice guys serving great food. We both had kabobs, one chicken and one beef, both tasty and part of a great package.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We were recommended this place by our hotel manager for our first night in Istanbul and were not disappointed.

Being the last night of Ramadan we were ushered onto the rooftop where we had late afternoon/ early evening views of the Bosphorus/Sea of Marmara and the Blue Mosque. The food was delicious eg. fresh Turkish bread and kebabs and the service was fine.

I can't remember the price but compared to home (Australia) it was cheap.

I will definitely be returning! (Note: visited in 2010 very slow posting!)

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Thank chris19531955
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We tried this restaurant on our last night, the first two nights we had eaten reasonable food, but certainly not memorable! Be warned they do not serve alcohol! With that one reservation the experience was special, we had lentil soup which came with a fantastic thin pitta bread with poppy seeds and a selection of cheese and tsasiki which was free! The main course we choose was sea bass and a selection of kebabs for me, everything was beautifully cooked and hot! Without asking they brought tea and the bill was 52 TL about £20, this was one third of the cost of one of the dinners we had, the difference being this one tasted fantastic!

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Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We walked pass this restaurant everytime we need to get into Sultanahmet from our hotel, but we never really bothered going in. One day due to our sore feet, we decided to just eat somewhere nearby and chose Tamara. What a great choice it turned out to be! Prices are very reasonable and the food was fantastic (generous portions too).
Would come back here again!

Thank changreg
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