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En La Luna Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Sultanahmet
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23 Utangac Sokak | sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 518 7267
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Don't recommend. Meat was dry. Mezza mediocre. Actually made my stomach feel not very good. Old salad and vegetables. Not a fan. Now called old house restaurant

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Thank Pixie D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

This restaurant is only a block away from the Four Seasons Hotel and has a rooftop view of the city. It has a homely atmosphere, the staff was very friendly, the food was delicious and we loved what the waiter recommended (BTW, our waiter spoke good english... but if he had not I guess it´s the tourist´s job to have... More 

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Thank KPFStravels
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012 via mobile

We have been in tourist restaurants around and this was the worst, not fresh bread, small portions and bad service.(and more expensive)

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Thank Jesssac
Cranbury, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

We decided to have a drink on the rooftop restaurant one evening. At first glance, we were disappointed by the rooftop view but we sat down anyway. We were the only customers on the rooftop restaurant because it was early. In the middle of our drink, we were startled by an explosion in the bar area next to our table.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012 via mobile

A few reasons to skip this place-Unpleasant loud owner, who is rude to his stuff; a service by a young boy who doesn't understand a word in English(even asking for salt was a big trouble); mediocre food - our main course arrived cold; uninviting atmosphere-seating under fluorescent light, with unpleasant smell of old carpet, no views..you can do much better... More 

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Tiburon, California, USA
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

Perhaps they were having a bad night but our experience here was quite average. They have a nice terrace with a good view ( though the view at Seven Hills is much better). Be prepared to walk up quite a few stairs to get there. I believe their kitchen was on the ground floor because our entree was not hot... More 

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Thank James M
Cape Town
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

The restaurant patrons on the evening we visited were all tourists - Canada, Japan, Germany, and South Africa. It made for interesting conversation, which occurred between tables. The food was delicious and authentic, and the evening felt magical. I cannot promise that everyone's experience would be magical, but the food was Turkish and of excellent quality.

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Thank C R
Bramhall, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Disappointing, wine twice as expensive as other, better restaurants. Food was only acceptable.can get much better elsewhere. Don't wate your money here. Recommend Balicki fish restaurant.

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Thank Diane P
Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Best food I had in instanbul. Very homely athmosphere and staff really friendly.

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Thank AnnieDrog
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

Even in October it was busy and we were assigned an outside table. Regrettably we had chosen a cold evening and the management kindly shuffled tables and squeezed us inside. Well worth the effort as the food and service were outstanding, and the prices very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Utangac Sokak | sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 518 7267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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