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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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“hummus” (33 reviews)
“turkey” (48 reviews)
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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on trip adviser comments. But it wasn’t that good at all. The lamb I had was very sour and not that tasty as advirtised at all... well, the staff was nice and the food wasn’t bad but I can not...More

1  Thank 471maja
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten here multiple times and it's always a great meal. Also the beer is always cold and the wait staff is very friendly.

Thank Bilp34
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and good food. Well priced for the area. Would recommend for any one looking for a good lunch or dinner.

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service,good food, nice staff, good prices and everybody have țo try it ITS the BEST place in the twon

Thank denyelena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here during our first stay in Istanbul 2x years ago and thought we would try it again, I’m so glad we did the food is just as amazing as we remembered it being. Friendly staff who are more than happy to chat with...More

Thank Paula_Prunty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 5 nights in Istanbul and had dinner here every evening, after tried Lunch other place, decided to go back as it's far much better than other restaurants. It's in the heart of the Old town, in a very good location. They are polite and...More

Thank Virag M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It could be possibly best restaurant in the area, very close to Blue mosque. The staff is really polite and professional. Their menu is a good reason to choose the place. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Periplon
Reviewed 13 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 1 January 2018 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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 56
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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