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#50 of 12,368 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Kucuk Ayasofya Liman Cad. No136 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 0736
08:30 - 23:15
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:15
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to this restaurant because I found it on Tripadvisor. I wanted to know how big the sandwich so I know how many I want to order. The waiter said in a rude way " it is standard size". I do not know what is a standard size, so I asked him how big again. He answered with a... More 

Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went this afternoon with a friend who read a good review on Tripadvisor and i was please wuth what i ordered: lintel soup 5TL and grilled chicken on a sald 15TL. It liked and it was fresh vegetables. Yes I will eat there again.

Thank Marcos Enrique R
Lviv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there early in the morning and had tasty breakfast and turkish coffee. Works from 8:30 in the morning.

Thank Ostap P
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small quite place. The food was tasty n cheaper than everywhere. Not so easy to find. Can be good for lunch.

Thank Starrr43
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are three times ate here, it's the best recommendation for the restaurant ;) Easy, clean and tasty. Will be back.

Thank Kdv13
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is great, the waiters were nice (but don't know much english though) and the food was delicious. Everything was grilled just right. Would recommend for a cheap and tasty dinner or lunch.

Thank Andraž R
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a early supper here and it was delicious. Prices are good and the food really worth trying. Lamb kebab very good. 👍🏼👍🏼. 2 thumbs up. !

Thank foodmust
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the taste!! I think it's the best kebab I've tried in Istanbul. And the price is so nice in this touristic area. I m now heading there again ! :)))

Thank loudv22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We had a mixed grill, a chicken kebab, fries, water, ayran and tea. Everything was really delicious. The waiter was very kind and not pushy. And for all of this we had to pay just 43 lira.

Thank leilaleyli
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Economical food, with a decent variety. The food is authentic and delicious. Pleased to have found this place. I had a comforting lunch here!

Thank Chuajiayi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Liman Cad. No136 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 0736

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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