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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 5 days ago

We usually visit this restaurant more than once while in Istanbul. I tried many things on the menu and enjoyed everything....especially their pasta and Testi Kebab. The restaurant is located in Sultanahmet and offers friendly service. The food is prepared freshly and brought to your...More

Thank AnBe1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by our hotel on our first day and it was quite local. We felt the food was average and prices were on the higher side. Personally we found the beef with a strong smell and quite over powering.

Thank Dennis786
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With so many places it can get confusing at times on where to go and when you only have a few days, you don't want to waste meals at tourist traps. We saw this place and it came recommended by our hotel owner who herself...More

1  Thank Ali M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great we had a testi kebab and the guy made a nice show of it also. The atmosphere was great and it was all smiles. Do ask to see the ruins you will be pleasantly surprised to see still ruins from Constantinople.

Thank xnadu-iphone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Albura serves a lot of great Ottoman dishes ranging from chicken, meat, fish and etc. The staffs are all friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is suitable for all walks of life. Definitely a highly recommended restaurant for all.

Thank WahidaNawawi
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 12 December 2017

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 7 December 2017

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 7 December 2017 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 December 2017

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
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 |
i am in isparta
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Response from Godtfred | Reviewed this property |
Good Turkish wine, good prices. Good Irish coffee.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 55
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, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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