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Kosk Restaurant

#321 of 11,829 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No 9/A | Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 517 3479
08:00 - 01:00
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Varna, Bulgaria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Very frendly staff, good food and atmosphere. Not on the crowded street which is good. Get for free a mezze until the orders came and after you get a tea for free which is cool! :)

Thank Stoyan A
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We were passing this restaurant after landing in Istanbul and the owner seemed very friendly and welcoming. We were the only people in the restaurant so we had plenty of attention. We had selection of mezes as a starter to share and then we both had main with couple of drinks. By the end we were so full up that... More 

Thank Zabka
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We ate here on our first night of a 4 day day stay in the Sultanahmet area. The food was okay but nothing special. The waiters go to some lengths to entice you into the restaurant, but the service thereafter wasnt that good. They tended to pay most attention the the tables containing more diners. I would say out of... More 

Thank Didimers
Cleveland, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

While visiting Istanbul we found this gem and had dinner. The food was excellent and the service superb. I would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank Alan J
San Rafael, California, United States
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband Hank and I were recently in Istanbul, staying in Sultanahamet not far from your wonderful restaurant. We enjoyed many meals there and loved all of them. We were grateful that you were open for breakfast as well...so delicious. We love Turkish cooking--all the vegetables were so fresh and nicely prepared. I felt so welcomed by your staff. As... More 

Thank Norma N
Perth, Australia
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

The staff here are amazing! On our last day in Istanbul we had run out of Lira and wanted to pay for coffee using a credit card. Unfortunately the machine didn't work. We were about to leave disappointed as our airport transport was due soon, but the proprietor wouldn't hear of it, and insisted we stayed for complimentary lattes! Such... More 

Thank Frequentflyer990
George Town, Malaysia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Compared to all other restaurants that we saw in Sultanahmet, Kosk was one with the most reasonable pricing. The staff is incredibly friendly. This is the only place in Sultanahmet that we've come across that gives complimentary bread and yoghurt for appetisers. And its good too! We had the Testi Kebap (Pottery Kebap) that is cooked in a sealed clay... More 

Thank Coconuticus
Anna, TX
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201 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We had grown tired of being pressured to eat at this restaurant and that restaurant all over Istanbul. A nice young man pleasantly invited us to try the Kosk Restaurant and we have been quite happy each time we have dined there since. The service has always been quick and friendly. The food has always been excellent and a great... More 

Thank jimmccomas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2013

I was in Istanbul on my own and staying on Akbıyık Cd. It was a great area but I was getting really tired of all the men at the front of the street's restaurants yelling at me to come and eat there every time I stepped out of my hostel door. The staff at Kosk saw that I was feeling... More 

Thank Brigitte A
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We went for a light lunch one day (two of us had stuffed vine leaves and one had stuffed peppers, all really delicious), and ate plenty of complimentary bread with a delicious yoghurt dip. We liked it so much that we went there for dinner as well one night and I had the best kebab I had over 10 days... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Turkish, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sok. No 9/A | Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 3479

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

Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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