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Masal Restaurant
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Ranked #490 of 13,493 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $20 - $34
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Description: If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical places of Sultanahmet,lets meet in Masal Restaurant
Playa Blanca
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“perfect restaurant”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were 4 evenings in Istanbul and passed Masal by coincidence, the waiter was very friendly and explained all the different dishes and from wish region they come, not on a pushy way, but very friendly.
The fresh bread you get is the best we had from all restaurants.
Prices are reasonable and the 10% what is standing on the menu as extra for service was not on the bill, so presume they want that as a tip.
Restaurant is very close to the Blue Moskee and the street is pleasant to sit in, the evening we went it was full with Dutch people.
Really a good tip to go and eat there.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank VillaLanzarote
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
“Perfect (twice) !!”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Very good restaurant ! High quality of service and food ! I reely enjoyed beeing there and I will come back again :)

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Thank Cyrine03
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not sure why it is rated "excellent"”
Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

As I sat waiting, and waiting, and waiting for my calamari and pizza (traveling with small children) I noticed the Excellent Certificate from TripAdvisor which prompts this review. I wouldn't normally bother to review a cheapy tourist restaurant, but they just don't deserve this rating:
* they drag you in off the street and then just ignore you
* took forever to serve us and bring the food although it was almost empty
* calamari was swimming in cheap oil
* pizza made with cheap processed ingredients
* charged for something I didn't know about (bread maybe)
* added 10% extra to the bill....they must have felt like tipping themselves.
A total rip off, and arrogant to boot.

1 Thank MelbourneUAE
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Long Beach, California
1 review
“above average on a warm summer night”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

During a repeat visit to istanbul, my wife and I found the restaurant a short distance from the trolley stop as we walked up the street. The staff was very helpful and gracious. We have been to many Turkish restaurants and this compares favorably to most. We had an excellent spicy ;amb/beef kabab, great freshly baked bread, and an excellent meat lahmahcun, very crispy and obviously freshly made. The prices are average for this area, and far superior to local fast food.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank lance s
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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“too expencive too bad”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

Too expensive, terrible food, terrible service. They are serving only to the second rate stars and asking the highest prices in the city. Never again!!!!!!

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank gezginbanu
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