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“Fun food place, worths a visit!”

Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi
Ranked #145 of 14,475 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $17
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fener & Balat
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Fun food place located next to Historia shopping center. Once outside looking at it you will not have the slightest inviting feelings to get in. But once inside it feels better. The waiters are friendly, lots of locals are enthusiastically enjoying their food, taking pictures, etc. I will however, agree with another review below that the place is overrated on TA. At least the food quality is indeed overrated. The food is good but not so great in order to deserve a place in Istanbul's top ten restaurant list. Also drinks are limited to tea, ayran, cokes and water.. Nevertheless they provide an interesting menu, very friendly service and those little gifts to customers like olive oil soap are a nice touch. About 30 euro per person.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I think this was a great experience in Turkey.
Clay Pot Kebab was just delicius and I loved the meze Muhammara, some smashed pepper with mash walnuts. The atmosphere and the service was made us feel very confortable.
The bill was fair enough: for 2 people, we paid around 35 Euro. Very good considering the quality of food and the good service.

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Thank Farisgnaups
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is kind of oriental restaurant which i like more in Turkey. if you're staying in the tourist area , you should take a taxi to find this gem restaurant. I have been to this restaurant several times.Each time i liked the food there.I had muhammara,gavurdağı salad ,tepsi kebab ,and their daily soup .There were also some friends of mine we all enjoyed the meal at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi.
Try künefe as desert which was quite delicious.

I do recommend the place as with welcoming atmosphere.

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Thank worldloafer
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had a great meal at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi, and couldn't have been happier. The staff were super friendly, eager to fill any request and always available. And the food! This is cuisine from the southernmost point in Turkey, between the Mediterranean and Syria, and the food is more Middle Eastern than most Turkish food. We had the amazing Tuzda Tavuk -- a full chicken packed in salt and baked in the oven for 2.5 hours (call ahead for this dish!) And the appetizers were all heavenly, especially the mütebbel, which is a creamy eggplant yogurt. Don't pass up a freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice, and definitely try to save room for the köfete -- an incredible dessert of goat cheese baked in layers of flour and served with a glass of cold milk.

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Thank TravelDe2013
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

It has been always a great pleasure to be in this restaurant as the food and desserts are fabulous! It is my first destination when I visit Istanbul as I miss the food and the great atmosphere in Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi! The starters are great but save some space for later as you may be only eating starters since they are amazing. However, their salted chicken is done such a way that it is really tender and delicious. Always finish the meal with "kunefe", I think it is best in Turkey!

I would recommend the place as you will also get really friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere.

%100 recommended! Have a visit, you will never be disappointed.

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Thank Mehmet P
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