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“NOT a tourist trap!”
Review of Sultan Kosesi

Sultan Kosesi
Ranked #135 of 13,715 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Shanghai, China
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“NOT a tourist trap!”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I went here for dinner alone. After having bought a carpet just across the road the shop owner suggested the restaurant to me. I was welcomed warmly and helpfully suggested to choose from the rich menu. I felt confident to eat well since there were only few other foreigners inside te restaurant on that evening. A group of Turkish business men were sitting at a table close to mine and the owner joined them during dinner. A somehow dark cellar like atmosphere is given to the back part of the nicely decorated restaurant by the old stone walls which is typical for the oldest area of Istanbul. The owner suggested me to order less then I initially planned to eat, being very hungry.
The simple spicy vegetable appetizer, a crispy, thin blown up bread ball that came fresh out of the oven and a light yogurt drink arrived promptly.
After that I had a kebab with many different ingredients. It was very tasty and typical for what I love about Turkish quisine: strong flavors and a mix of meat, vegetables, bread, rice and different sauces.
When I will go back to Istanbul with friends or my wife I will definitively bring them here!

  • Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Good lunch”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

The place is really nice specially in the back of the restaurant, the food and the service were really good. If you are in the neighborhood consider this place for a good dinner or a good lunch.

  • Visited March 2014
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Witney, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place great food.”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed at premier sarin hotel and on two occasions we visited this restaurant and were welcomed very well by the friendly staff and were personally helped by Mr Ugur Ozbey Kaya in choosing a vegetarian menu.A truly personal service with great warmth and the food was equally tasty.The Turkish pizza were also fabulous .

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Piush P
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Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great cuisine & family atmosphere In the heart of Istanbul!!!!”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

We lived in the Hotel upstairs & absolutely loved this Restaurant!!!! The food was always the freshest & cooked with love! Awesome meat, seafood, national desserts, fresh juices (pomegranate is fantastic!)!!!! Nice traditionally decorated & very cosy restaurant! The personnel is the main treasure of this place!!! We enjoyed real family atmosphere every day while visiting this lovely Restaurant!!!! Thank You, Guys!!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Anastasiya1
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Le Havre, France
1 review
“Must come”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you visit Istanbul, you should definitely pay Sultan Kosesi a visit. The food is really good: the pide was great as well as was the breakfast.
The staff was very helpful, very caring, very pleasant, very welcoming.
At the back, the restaurant is nicely decorated and in front there is a sort of terrace which was very nice to sit and have a chat.
Can't wait to come back for my next visit to Turkey.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Emma L
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