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Harem Istanbul Cafe & Restaurant

Alemdar Mah Bickiyurdu Sok No 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
+90 537 662 47 64
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Alemdar Mah Bickiyurdu Sok No 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant overlooking the water round the side of the spice market. Food was spot on, very good. Staff fine, no issues. Clean, tidy. Great spot for dinner. At the higher end of local prices, but worth it. If you looking for lunchtime food try...More

Thank themeparkphobia
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered a selection of starters, including vine leaves and a shrimp casserole, which was beautifully seasoned. The portions were very generous, and everything tasted great. For mains I ordered the Turkish ravioli, and my partner had the iskender kebab, both of which were delicious....More

Thank CatSFStiles
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick arvo beer, enjoyed the place so much i came back a few hours later for dinner, unfortunately the place was quiet, but that in no way represented the food, didnt even look at the menu, just asked for something nice and...More

Thank Lawrence W
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Food was not fresh and it has bad taste and they brought can juice and claim it's fresh!!! That's not good resturant at all

1  Thank alhejjihn
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend visited Istanbul, and it was one of our first nights there, so we checked the TripAdvisor app, and saw that this had a fairly decent rating. So we went. The guy that owns the place seemed charming as did his son,...More

5  Thank Mr B H S
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent meal right in the thick of old town istabul. Highly recommended with exceptionally friendly service.

Thank Nicholas S
Fikri_13, Owner at Harem Istanbul Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thanks so much for your great review, I am so glad you stopped by!

Reviewed 8 August 2016

I had a lunch here and liked it so much I came back the next night for dinner. The staff was happy to explain to me what I was eating and how it was prepared and the traditions behind the dishes. You can also ask...More

Thank Kate H
Fikri_13, Owner at Harem Istanbul Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

We tend to get a lot of repeat customers, and those are the best. THere's no better assurance of excellence than someone who returns. It was wonderful to meet you!

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurants at the old city istanbul, nice people service is great I recommend it for dinners the traditional turkish food was really good i liked testi one of the famous meals 😘

Thank Yasmine K
Fikri_13, Owner at Harem Istanbul Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

The testi kebap is a popular one, with the smell of garlic and spices and roasted meat wafting from the dish! It's one of our favorites. We are so glad you decided to stop by and had such an excellent experience. Come again!

Reviewed 20 July 2016

the food was emazing, great atmosphere, friendly staff, not expensive at all, we order testi was very delicious, highly recommend

Thank awatef1951
Fikri_13, Owner at Harem Istanbul Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thanks for your super review...we pride ourselves on the food, the portion sizes especially, and the quality of service. All of these things are equally important to me as the owner. Glad you took note!

Reviewed 11 July 2016

Stumbled upon this lovely place due to our poor GPS skills. (Un)fortunately, we were here during the terrorist scare period, hence the restaurant did not have many customers. The owner - who spoke with perfect enunciation of words - was directing pedestrians to his restaurant....More

Thank Adnan Z
Fikri_13, Owner at Harem Istanbul Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

So glad you stumbled upon the restaurant, as is often the case in Istanbul! It was wonderful to meet you and I thank you for responding with such detail about your experience. Your path led to Harem, and we are glad for it. Thank you!...More

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alemdar Mah Bickiyurdu Sok No 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 537 662 47 64
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Take A Gastronomic Journey Into The Heart of Ottoman Cuisine...come join us for vibrant, exotic and colorful food to excite your taste buds. At Harem Istanbul, fresh, local ingredients are combined into dishes fit for an Ottoman sultan. It's time to enjoy one of the classic world cuisines in a hospitable environment in an ancient yet cosmopolitan city. Just steps from Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, we are in the heart of Old Town, yet it will be like stepping into a old Turkish neighborhood. We will treat you with the best that Turkish hospitality has to offer. We only use the freshest of ingredients for our grilled meat, handpicked from the butcher each morning and cooked on a charcoal barbecue. Our meat dishes are based mostly on lamb. Chicken and beef is also an excellent option offered. Vegetarians will also find many savory and flavorful options such as steamed casseroles and Turkish mezes made by seasonal vegetables, humus, smoked eggplants, hadari (with homemade yogurt).
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