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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Albura Kathisma

Albura Kathisma
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Ranked #47 of 13,394 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $51
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Description: Welcome to Albura Kathisma, a unique and beautiful Cafe & Restaurant located in the heart of historic Istanbul. In easy walking-distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace, our garden enters the mysterious Byzantine Palace that once stood here. Opened in 2005 in an old Ottoman family house where we are now, we offer cozy indoor and spacious outdoor seating, friendly and courteous service and, of course, delicious food, served all year round. Thanks to our success, Albura Kathisma has grown in recent years, but our passion stays the same: to provide our customers with the perfect experience of eating out in Istanbul. With a menu covering Turkish and International cuisine, we cater for a range of diets and tastes. Specialties include seafood and salads, traditional Turkish, delicious desserts, and vegetarian dishes. Our well-educated chefs and waiting personnel are happy to offer advice on your menu choices and personal amendments to dishes if requested. In 2012 we extended and updated our kitchen, also adding traditional elements: a large stone oven where we bake our own delicious fresh bread daily, and a charcoal grill to cook our selection of Turkish kebabs from different regions of the country -- a "gastronomic tour" for the kebab connoisseur! Open daily all-year round, including New Year, we are always happy to cater for groups, families with children, couples, individuals and celebration parties. We are honoured with all of the tripadvisor reviews you have written or are going to write. We read them all and are grateful to receive your comments, ratings and suggestions.
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Good find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very good! As good as advertised by other Trip Advisor reviewers. They have a nice touch in the kitchen. Have eaten here twice during my stay in Istanbul.

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“Great meze”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

I decided for a mix of appetizers, to try different tastes. In a nutshell, Great meze, fair prices, good service: a must try while in sultanhamet.

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Norfolk, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“excellent dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

our party of 9 dined here on our first night in Istanbul, having driven overnight then a 4 hour flight and a days touring, we were shattered but our meal and the service was brilliant. I shared the fish platter and have to say it was excellent, there was lots of it and was it cheap compared to many other places who sell by weight.

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“Good for large groups”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

12 people going out for dinner. This could be a nightmare experience, but it wasn't. Quick service - remembering who ordered what (not all colleagues remembered what they have ordered). We shared some meze plates and had individual main courses.
All food came in almost at the same time. But then its the food - it was good enough, but not brilliant.

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“Awesome place to dine while in (Sultanahmet) Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

The food, atmosphere and staff at this cafe are awesome. We actually dined here twice, one evening outside and one inside. Both visits were very pleasant. We had a party of four both evenings and tried many different dishes, they were all excellent. I would highly recommend this place for a great meal.

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