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“Simply the best!”

Albura Kathisma Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #43 of 14,608 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 9 - USD 52
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Description: Welcome to Albura Kathisma, a unique and beautiful Cafe & Restaurant located in the heart of historic Istanbul. In easy walking-distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace, our garden enters the mysterious Byzantine Palace that once stood here. Opened in 2005 in an old Ottoman family house where we are now, we offer cozy indoor and spacious outdoor seating, friendly and courteous service and, of course, delicious food, served all year round. Thanks to our success, Albura Kathisma has grown in recent years, but our passion stays the same: to provide our customers with the perfect experience of eating out in Istanbul. With a menu covering Turkish and International cuisine, we cater for a range of diets and tastes. Specialties include seafood and salads, traditional Turkish, delicious desserts, and vegetarian dishes. Our well-educated chefs and waiting personnel are happy to offer advice on your menu choices and personal amendments to dishes if requested. In 2012 we extended and updated our kitchen, also adding traditional elements: a large stone oven where we bake our own delicious fresh bread daily, and a charcoal grill to cook our selection of Turkish kebabs from different regions of the country -- a "gastronomic tour" for the kebab connoisseur! Open daily all-year round, including New Year, we are always happy to cater for groups, families with children, couples, individuals and celebration parties. We are honoured with all of the tripadvisor reviews you have written or are going to write. We read them all and are grateful to receive your comments, ratings and suggestions.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Simply the best:
Service (thank you Drej and Abi)
Food (try the testi)
Setting (people watching and enjoying)

When a restaurant in the heart of the tourist district offers such a friendly atmosphere and great food at a great price point, you cannot be disappointed!
You will not be disappointed!

Thank Allan N
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Good food, excellent service, Drej is the best waiter! Wonderful atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

Thank Naseemah I
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This was our second visit to this quaint place .The food is always good and Drej ✅
Always obliging .
We were 4 adults dining in total.
The restaurant portions are large and we opted for starters of hummus , yoghurt and aubergune.
For the main course the jumbo shrimp was very good as was the mashed aubergune and testi kebab.
Portions are large (share).
Don’t leave without seeing the remains of the Magnolia palace .

Thank Chasing-history
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We have eaten at Albura Khatisma three nights in a row and it has been consistently good. Absolutely non-aggressive, great fun and warmth from all the people there. Excellent food both the starters (octopus salad and mücver recommended), entrees/kebabs/Ottoman dishes and desserts. Great wine selection. Surprisingly historic surroundings! Recommended.

Thank Susanne J
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We went to the restaurant on the first day of our stay in Istanbul. It was recommended by the staff of Best Point hotel. We were a group of six and everyone liked it. Food is fantastic, staff is very friendly and as a bonus our kids got dessert. Very kind of you guys... We visited a couple of restaurants while we were exploring the city. They were ok but nothing is compared with Albura Kathisma. We went there 2 more times and each time they treated us like special guests and of course, food was spot on as always. I want to say special thanks to Huseyin for looking after us.

Thank Art P
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