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Albura Kathisma

Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 90 31
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food with a wide range of meat and vegetarian dishes. Full bar including beer, wine and spirits. Interior was very stylish and clean, with a good atmosphere. We visited this establishment on a number of occasions during our trip, simply because we felt comfortable...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 days ago

So we originally walked passed this place because there were so many food places along the same street. But after being abused by another person at another restaurant we decided to come here instead! Albura Kathisma not only serves the best food and drink but...More

Thank kavzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the best food in town, friendly staff, restaurant manager Oseman is a real funny and an honest guy. i trust him

Thank elie593
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals of Istanbul and in general we refrain from touristic places. We had joined our tourist friends upon their request We were happy both with the quality of the food, hospitality and prices beyond our expectation This place is a prejudice breaker Do...More

Thank Hayati M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had my first lunch and last dinner here. So comforting, tasty, with friendly staff. There is an old cistern under restaurant, ask to see it! Drej S was very nice

Thank Berkeleygal2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice atmosphere to end your day after being tired from visiting historical places in sultan ahmet area. Start with their complimentary Appetizers. Then u can choose from wide selections on menu. Ending with tasty complimentary turkish tea or cofee. Thanks to Mr. Osman...More

Thank dentoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was located in a street full of restaurants near our hostel, but the staff service and the food were so amazing that we didnt want to try a different one. Great place to have dinner or lunch or just to hang around for drinks...More

Thank Enzo_rinaudo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned back to London yesterday so the memories of Istanbul are still fresh in my mind. Apart from the beauty of the city, the food that we ate from Albura Kathisma stands out for me. We arrived a week ago in Istanbul tired and...More

1  Thank Rizwan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing cozy place, with very nice staff (thanks to drej who made with nice attitude our dinner more pleasant) and taste food ( meat and salads). 🌞highly recommended

Thank Dod K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me my brother and my father came here for 3 days to visit Istambul. We found the restaurant the day we arrived, it looked really nice not expensive at all and the food looked great. We recommend the lamb dishes, they all taste great. What...More

Thank Renato R
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
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Response from Lee A | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Godtfred | Reviewed this property |
Good Turkish wine, good prices. Good Irish coffee.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 54
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 90 31
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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.
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