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Havuzlu Restaurant

No. 3 Kapalicarsi Caddesi | Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Opens in 25 min
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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No. 3 Kapalicarsi Caddesi | Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food locatıon nice very busy at lunch times.service can be a bit slow then.always take visitors there.

Thank Necmiye A
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We stumbled into Havuzlu starving and it did not disappoint! Very friendly staff walked us through the menu. Everything was fresh and tasty and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, even the vegetarian in the crew.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Location - tucked away in the narrow alleys of the grand bazaar - its easiest to find if you enter from Gate 7 which is closest to the tram stop main line. Ambience - nice fresh clean stone walls , warm interiors , nice vibe...More

Thank Amit G
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

simple and nice place. good food. average service. you entre, you choose your food, they bring it to you table. inside the grand bazaar.

Thank Changan M
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a place to eat before going to Kapali Carsi, and as this restaurant had really good reviews I decided to have lunch there. I'm so glad I made that decision. This place is very clean, well run and provides great service,...More

Thank zepic
Reviewed 6 January 2018

...in the heart of the Grand Bazaar, coupled with the fact that you can at last sit down, makes this canteen anything other than sub-par. Over-lit, noisy and rather down-at-heel, it has a certain local charm, but the food is mass produced, mass sold and...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We came here based on the recommendation of our rug salesman and we loved it. Traditional Turkish food in a 560-year-old bazaar. You can't beat that. When we first entered the restaurant, we were greeted by a host/waiter. He took us to the counter where...More

Thank bookofadventures
Reviewed 26 December 2017

This restaurant is located in the Grand Bazar. You can sit in front of the restaurant or inside. After entering - before sitting on the table and before knowing a price - a waiter took us to the open show kitchen to present meals and...More

Thank AlsterHamburg
Reviewed 21 November 2017

If you are in the Gran Bazaar, is a good place where to go for lunch. The food is good and there is a good atmosphere. The dishes with eggplants are very special ;)

Thank Filippo R
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We ask a recommendation from a local merchant and he brought us here. Fantastic restaurant, local food and great service. Recommend it.

Thank Cpmariscal
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 3 Kapalicarsi Caddesi | Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
  • Phone Number: 5273346
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