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Masal Restaurant

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Incili Cavus sok.no:29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
+90 212 511 2922
08:00 - 00:00
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Quaint, warm and cozy. food is good. our tour group ate a set menu unsure of prices. beef, chicken and veg options available. service was quick. toilets are clean

Thank subashnib
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Average Turkish place, staff very friendly and kid friendly. If there is anything I do enjoy about Istanbul is how genuinely nice they are to children. We had a good time and would go back but would eat inside where it is warmer. They did have heaters outside.

Thank richfng
Madrid, Spain
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This restaurant is very conviniently located in a little street in front of the Blue Mosque / Haia Sofia park. We had a tough time trying to get rid of very agressive restautant salesmen while we were walking. This guys are different. Very kind, very good food, and excellent service. One thing I liked a lot was that the street... More 

Thank franciscohm
Manchester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

First night staying at the Ambassador Hotel wondering where to eat after a days travel. Hotel reception advised this place what a find.. wow! Excellent Turkish food and lots of it. Hidden down a side street its quiet to sit out and eat. No hassle nothing too much trouble meals good price for city. We all enjoyed the food so... More 

Thank Caroline H
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant after wanting something that wasn't on a main road or busy. It has wonderful outdoors seating. Being from the U.S., I was amazed at how there were not many (or any) flies or mosquitoes which made our door eating really wonderful. The service and food was excellent! The server knew several languages so if you... More 

Thank xtremeterrain
South Africa
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

It was pouring with rain and my husband and I went in search of a good meal and shelter from the rain. We spotted Masal up a little side street in Sultanhemet. Our host/waiter was very obliging and helpful and, when we asked what was the better out of our two choices, he happily advised us and we were not... More 

1 Thank lynneandkash
mumbai india
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is a under rated restaurant just off the Haig Sofia in an alley. The location is quiet and the restaurant is huge! the food was good, and service was fast and efficient. We were getting an unlimited supply of hot breads, which was hot and delicious! my kids loved the lemonade and mezze platter. We ordered the pizza, vegetable... More 

Thank rajivgagarwal
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We enjoyed a good and hearty lunch at this restaurant. It was very near to the major tourist attractions.

Thank 2SHARI7
SF, California
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1,690 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We enjoyed a nice lunch here nd had good service too. The location is perfect for visiting the attractions of the Sultanahmet.

Thank seafare74
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at Masal and everything was good. The prices are reasonable. Friendly staff. Very good location. Very well designed saloon. The only unfortunate thing happened to us we found a hair in our food and when we asked for that the waiter said it's yours and took the dish and gone! We were hoping for an explanation or... More 

1 Thank Farzad M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 34
Turkish, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Incili Cavus sok.no:29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 511 2922
If you would like to taste Turkish Cuisine in between the historical places of Sultanahmet,lets meet in Masal Restaurant

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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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