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Albura Kathisma

Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 9031
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant, the food and the service were just outstanding. People don't be afraid to go to Turkey, we felt safe at all times and their people are very polite and they are number 1 in hospitality! Truly a great experience.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My best restaurant in sultanahmet no hassle, good stuffs, délicieuses foods, nice atmosphere, we enjoy the lovely cocktails. Thank you for every one in there. We will come back very soon..

Thank courtny
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food here was amazing. I would especially recommend the chicken tawook. The testi kebab was nice and quite theatrical. The manage Dej went out of his way to help us and ended off our meal with an amazing site at the back of the...More

Thank Zahedamc
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having ordered pasta , shish tavuk, testi kebaab and lamb chops all of which we thoroughly enjoyed . Service was excellent , the food tasty and well presented. We didn't have to wait long for our meal and whilst we waited we were provided with...More

Thank Chasing-history
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was living on the street where this restaurant is located among with lots of other ones. I picked this for a beautiful and cosy environment. The prices are acceptable, the food is good, the stuff is also, specially the guy on the entrance and...More

Thank Mariam H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful restaurant with great ambiance. The restaurant has a great setting and offers great food choices especially for vegetarians. Would highly recommend the aubergine fan and the vegetable casserole. We got the aubergine fan without the goats cheese and with yellow cheese instead. Service was...More

Thank Samil32
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice restaurant with amazing food!))I visited it a couple of times and each time was just perfect! They have a very diverse menu that can satisfy everyone, for example I do not eat meat, but still there were sooo many options...More

Thank Alina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and staff (darvish in specific). Food was nice especially Gabriel's steak dish, one of the best steak dishes I ever had.

Thank Mahmoud h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner three times in a week. The food was tasty and the prices were more than reasonable. Our waiter, Drej, was very attentive and a nice discussion partner. We will surely come back next year. Thanks guys and keep up the good work....More

Thank Cristian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a lot of surprises. Not only the food was great, but at the back, there is an access to the lower ground which is a Roman empire archeological wonder! Ask for Mehmet Cecen (or Drej, as he would like to be called)...More

Thank Sony S
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
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Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 52
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:30
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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 9031
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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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