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Albura Kathisma

Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 90 31
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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International, Fast food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went to Istanbul for 7 nights during Valentine's week and stayed in the Sultahnamet district. We were out walking, exploring dinner options, and found Albura Kathisma. Along the same road there are other restaurants with a similar look and the 'doorman'...More

Thank Madi552
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are on to a good thing, stick to it. Which is why my wife and I dined here - lunch and dinner - multiple times during our two-week stay in Istanbul. The food was always consistently good and the service was friendly and...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best food with the best service... Special thanks to Osman... the allways smile man!!! I stay neear them for 3 nights and I eat there every night!!! Keep serving (this quality with this smile)

Thank targetpoint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, the team are friendly... highly recommended... the location is perfect... will definitely visit again

Thank George H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant with delicious food and very friendly staff. Great service! Highly recommended - you will love it!

Thank katarinaibsen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice during our Istanbul trip. Loved the airy space as it was summer and humid out. Great service and reasonably priced. Got very busy during the evening in a busy street, full of restaurants. I shall visit again soon.

Thank Carel Le Roux B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good choice among the many on the street. Good service and ambiance. The food was tasty and we will definitely be there again.

Thank AK-Cali2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on trip adviser comments. But it wasn’t that good at all. The lamb I had was very sour and not that tasty as advirtised at all... well, the staff was nice and the food wasn’t bad but I can not...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I've eaten here multiple times and it's always a great meal. Also the beer is always cold and the wait staff is very friendly.

Thank Bilp34
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff and good food. Well priced for the area. Would recommend for any one looking for a good lunch or dinner.

Thank Jessica T
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
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11 February 2015|
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Response from Lee A | Reviewed this property |
i am in isparta
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Response from Godtfred | Reviewed this property |
Good Turkish wine, good prices. Good Irish coffee.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 56
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 90 31
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Welcome to Albura Kathisma, a unique and beautiful Cafe & Restaurant located in the heart of historic Istanbul. In easy walking-distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace, our garden enters the mysterious Byzantine Palace that once stood here. Opened in 2005 in an old Ottoman family house where we are now, we offer cozy indoor and spacious outdoor seating, friendly and courteous service and, of course, delicious food, served all year round. Thanks to our success, Albura Kathisma has grown in recent years, but our passion stays the same: to provide our customers with the perfect experience of eating out in Istanbul. With a menu covering Turkish and International cuisine, we cater for a range of diets and tastes. Specialties include seafood and salads, traditional Turkish, delicious desserts, and vegetarian dishes. Our well-educated chefs and waiting personnel are happy to offer advice on your menu choices and personal amendments to dishes if requested. In 2012 we extended and updated our kitchen, also adding traditional elements: a large stone oven where we bake our own delicious fresh bread daily, and a charcoal grill to cook our selection of Turkish kebabs from different regions of the country -- a "gastronomic tour" for the kebab connoisseur! Open daily all-year round, including New Year, we are always happy to cater for groups, families with children, couples, individuals and celebration parties. We are honoured with all of the tripadvisor reviews you have written or are going to write. We read them all and are grateful to receive your comments, ratings and suggestions.
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