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Semazen Restaurant

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Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sk. No: 11 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
+90 212 522 8486
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09:00 - 01:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Duluth, Georgia
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118 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cold Efes, great food, and a awesome atmosphere... Our first and only meal in Turkey and it was Grrrreat.. We shall return...

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1 Thank ixtlan06
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is excellent and the service they have fantastic. Very delicious food. The Staff wonderful and friendly 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Thank Ahlam H
Kenan G, Yönetici at Semazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Semazen Restaurant It is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satisfied with our best kebab and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future ... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome. The food was authentic and delicious. I tried just about everything being a foodie and all. The restaurant is right off the main road with the metro so it's a great place to people watch and chat and have çay or drinks. I sat here alone on my trip but the waiters were so kind to... More 

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Thank Arexy
Kenan G, Yönetici at Semazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Semazen Restaurant It is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satisfied with our best kebab and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future ... More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pros: 1. Located on a street where U should eat when visiting the main tourist sites in the area 2. Good servings 3. Variety of food selections 4. Strong wifi so you can sit and plan your next destination Cons: 1. The view 2. The music played

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Kenan G, Yönetici at Semazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Semazen Restaurant It is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satisfied with our best kebab and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future ... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and water pipe! Highly recommended for enjoying an evening in the sultanamet and the Turkish hospitality

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Thank Christian B
Kenan G, Yönetici at Semazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Semazen Restaurant It is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satisfied with our best kebab and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future ... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Having had a few beers around Beyoglu we jumped on the tram back to Sultanahmet. We wanted a quick supper and this was the only spot still serving. Had a decent and tasty plate of mixed donner meats with chips, yoghurt, salad and bread. Very agreeable and cheap.

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Thank mattbri
Kenan G, Yönetici at Semazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Semazen Restaurant It is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satisfied with our best kebab and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future ... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

After an afternoon at the Topkapi Palace we were shown to this place by the waiter from their sister restaurant a few doors up as they didn't sell beer which we craved for after our explorations )) The staff were welcoming and friendly and the food (and beer!) was lovely. We sat on the raised area on the comfy seat... More 

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Kenan G, Yönetici at Semazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Semazen Restaurant It is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satisfied with our best kebab and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future ... More 

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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Meant to review this restaurant upon return but am a slacker! Fabulous. We had 3 nights in Istanbul and this was our last meal. Had stopped day before for late afternoon drinks and were impressed by the very friendly, unassuming welcome we received so returned for our last meal. Choice of food was great - I can't recall exactly what... More 

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Kenan G, Yönetici at Semazen Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Semazen Restaurant It is our pleasure to know all your expectations were exceeded and you were satisfied with our best kebab and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future ... More 

Doha, Qatar
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Unfortunately, we picked this restaurant for our first dinner in Istanbul. Being very familiar with Turkish food I was disappointed with what I was served. I ordered lamb kebab which looked very tempting on the picture. Instead of expected tasty and juicy meat with vegetables I got some pieces of slightly warm dry meat, cold tasteless grain near and half... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Worst meal in 2 weeks in Istanbul. Fish platter was overcooked and horrendous. Sea bream was spoiled. Vegetable stew was tasteless. Extremely pushy host and waiters. Realized halfway through dinner that everyone else was preferring ordering the 6 lire doners. Please avoid if you don't have a heavy supply of antacids.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 35
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:30
Thursday
09:00 - 01:30
Friday
09:00 - 01:30
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. Ticarethane Sk. No: 11 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 522 8486
Description
A unique view of Ayasofya, Sultanahmet a region full of naturalness are careful not to taste the most delicious international cuisine to our customers.
We have nice place for family or grup. Clean and big place nice atmoshpere and ambians. rich menu a lat of food opsions ; kebab , fish, steak , ottaman and turkish special diches as well pizza pasta and vejeterian foods you can take with enjoy.....

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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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