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Tarihi SubasI LokantasI

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Nur-u Osmaniye Camii 8 | Çarşıkapı/Beyazıt, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 4762
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Taipei, Taiwan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I agree with most of the reviews, this place is a complete tourist trap. Ordered the yogurt soup(decent) , the lamb and vegetables stuffed in filo ( decent) , the stewed beef (flavorless ) and the stewed greens ( flavorless ). This all cost 128TY which I thought was a rip off. It's a great location to people watch outside... More 

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Thank AShantaram
Waterloo, Belgium
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Very nice welcome but it is a trap, prices are not clearly shown and food was cold. Nice terrasse in a quiet street but that's all. Don't go there!

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Thank Alain C
Geneva, Switzerland
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160 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

This place is just a total tourist trap. We thought it was a nice local place, but there were no menus. The owner proposed us a "mix of everything" for dinner. What a mix! All food was served from cafeteria prepared plates. And the worst was the price: 210 liras for 2 adults and 2 children. Of course, there is... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

We had not read the reviews of this restaurant before visiting, we simply happened upon it while wondering through the Grand Bazaar. We met the beautiful owner who treated us like family. We couldn't decide between all of the appetizing, traditional, turkish dishes steaming behind the glass, so she offered us a sample platter. I would highly recommend this. Literally,... More 

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Thank MR_Wanderlust76
Istanbul, Turkey
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

This is a very historical place with good food.In summer you can sit outside . Good service . This us a simple but average price restaurant.expect to pay 25 Tl per person for one plate and a beverage. No alcohol.

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Thank Snoze
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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511 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

This historic restaurant was founded in 1959. You can see the daily dishes being prepared. Staff speak English. Clean toilet on the first floor. I tasted the BEST Iman Imbayaldi ever. It was small admittedly and cost 15 TL but the taste was better than Sex!! The soft onion filling was mixed with pine nuts and mini raisins. Superb! I... More 

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Thank Jilliana R
Istanbul, Turkey
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

12 dec 2014 we where there.first of all I must say when we completed meal at lunch.all our clothes to be smelling foods cooking in restaurant"s kitchen.because kitchen they cooked the meals same place customer sitting.food quality average but prices very high.we have eat 02 main dish 02 yoghurt 2 rice 2 desert.almost we paid 50 usd.which is extremely expensive... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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306 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Interesting little restaurant outside the Grand Bazaar. Food is very good, a little pricey, but it is in a tourist destination. Staff in friendly and accommodating, place is relatively clean.....kitchen is visible and clean.

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istanbul
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5,446 reviews
2,425 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

While touring through the old little roads in Sirkeci area,we found this very small restaurant and had some Breakfast here.We had 2 kinds of cheese, black olives,tomato,cucumber and green pepper, toasted bread,butter, honey and cream,menemen(cooked vegetables with egg) and unlimited cups of tea for two person,we paid 35.-TL which is about $.17.- Service staff is very informative and also very... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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569 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

We Turkish like pot foods. What i mean is meat and or vegetables boiled in pots, generally with tomato pure. This is a restaurant where you can taste ordinary Turkish food with good price. I don't why it is chosen as an expensive restaurant. There should be a mistake.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 100
Cuisine
Turkish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nur-u Osmaniye Camii 8 | Çarşıkapı/Beyazıt, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 522 4762

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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