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“Outstanding Food and Service in Great Location”

Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi
Ranked #145 of 13,399 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $21
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Fener & Balat
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding Food and Service in Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Sit upstairs and ask for Ali... then order one of the salt encrusted meat dishes... don't remember what they're called, but they come flaming and are very delicious. also try every appetizer on the menu. while there, poke fun at ali, then sit back, and be entertained.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Saeid A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant far away from main streets. The food was absolutely ordinary, but service was awful! Very rude and noise, and also be ready to pay for bread, water and services!!!!

1 Thank Kate G
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Great service, delicious food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

This place is absolutely top in many ways: the service is excellent and the food is DELICIOUS ! This is by all means a high class restaurant in Istanbul where you will enjoy the meal and leave pleased. I am happy I went and will return in a heartbeat when I get the chance to visit Istanbul again. Keep up the good work!

Thank Joni M
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Super taste”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

Our hotel reception desk highly recommended this place for good tasty Turkish and Anatolian food. Hatay is a town in southern Turkey close to the Syrian border which influences the food. TO make the most of the quality food some of the signature plates need to be ordered in advance; we ordered the Deveci Cerra Kebap which is lamb cooked in a sealed clay pot with special spice in a tomato based sauce. It was excellent.

The meze collection is very good. It has the normal selection of Lebanese meze but best to go off piste and try the house specials. When you sit down waiters will arrive with a large tray with a selection of mezes but best not to rush and study the menu.We highly recommend the Sarma İçi: cracked wheat with green onions, mashed parsley and spearmint.

The menu is available in English; some of the staff but not all speak English and as it is a busy place waiters can forget about drinks / fresh bread.

We so enjoyed it we went back again. It is easy enough to get to from Sultanahmet by taxi or tram. The restraurt has a comprehensive website with directions and menus to pre-order.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Ben-Saud
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Food is perfect. Service is fast and very good. Lots of Turkish traditional food is serving. Also You have the try the special desert 'kunefe'. I will come here as soon as possible again.

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