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Sarnic Restaurant

Sogukcesme Sokak | Ayasofya Pansiyonlari Hotel, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 512 4291
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
26 Aug 2016
“EATING AT ACISTERN”
26 Apr 2017
“This fantastic place is closed!”
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Sogukcesme Sokak | Ayasofya Pansiyonlari Hotel, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I was in the Sarnic Restaurant three years ago. It was fantastic, to eat in a place some 1700 years old. So I was looking forward to go there again. What a disappointment, the restaurant is closed, huge padlock on the door and no explanation...More

1  Thank Ostnak
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I was very anxious to view this historic place, but when I arrived I saw that there was no light on. Once arrived I could see that the place maybe closed. The street where it is located is Sogukcesme Street. Walk down to it from...More

Thank G L
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was a great place. Service was so professional but staff had time for a small person with us who sometimes wandered away. She was patiently allowed to explore then returned to us.

1  Thank 711sylviag
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was very anxious to enjoy dinner in this historic place, but when I arrived I saw that there was no light on. Once arrived I could see that the place was closed, apparently for a renovation as paint tins where outside the restaurant. Suggest...More

Thank sborzone
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Incredible interior with candlelights It is a very special place The food and service was good I was here with a friend to celebtate her birthday and we had a fantastic evening

Thank ninalarsfin
Reviewed 26 August 2016

It must be interesting having lunch or dinner at a antique cistern must be very interesting. The food is excellent.

Thank eumsrenan
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This place was fantastic I heard about it from a friend who had recently honeymooned in Istanbul. The ambiance was amazing, the staff was over the top (traveling with a blonde companion in Istanbul was quite the adventure and I think the wait staff just...More

1  Thank daniescarlett
Reviewed 29 February 2016

What a better way to top off a visit to historic Constantinople, than to eat dinner in a 1500 year old Roman - Byzantine era cistern (underground water reservoir)? It is hard to believe that the stone walls, high arching ceilings and towering columns were...More

Thank TiredWorldTraveler
Reviewed 3 July 2015

mouth watering food and excellent hospitatlity at the restaurants want you to go back again n again...

3  Thank Ssumier
Reviewed 2 July 2015

it is/was a/an expensive restaurant but where else you can eat in thousands years of history,inside a byzantine cistern.ı hope it will reopen asap...

1  Thank OrhanDirtsaver
Nearby
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
...More
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Irinel D
Hey, is this open or closed? I saw alot of visitor reviews, but not a website, not a menu or a price list...nothing! I couldn't find any website and even Zomato couldn't show any information about this restaurant...Nice pictures from this old cistern but i guess there's nowhere to go since the last reviews...
28 May 2016|
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Response from daniescarlett | Reviewed this property |
I was there in March of 2014, I would hope it was still there, it was in a residential neighborhood and not easily found unless you were looking for it. I would ask your hotel concierge if it is still open. It was a... More
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lynn_wabbit
Hi, is the restaurant open in November 2015?
17 August 2015|
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Response from Irinel D |
Hi Elena N...Wich website i may ask? Please add their website if you can find one...the Google could't find any restaurant website...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sogukcesme Sokak | Ayasofya Pansiyonlari Hotel, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 512 4291
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