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Why Not

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Barbecue, Cafe, Turkish
Emin Sinan Mahallesi, Piyerloti Caddesi, No 45/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
+90 530 076 20 86
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
4 Mar 2017
“The question is not "why not", the question is why would someone ever want to go there ?!?!”
15 Feb 2017
“Fantastic experience”
Open Now
10:30 AM - 11:55 PM Hours
Barbecue, Cafe, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Emin Sinan Mahallesi, Piyerloti Caddesi, No 45/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We are not picky eaters or very difficult but this place is a rip off. Istanbul has so many great and cheap options when it comes to food, don't go to this restaurant. It doesn't look well kept and the quality/quantity of the food is...More

2  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was so good, we went there 2 times in 6 days, something we never do. A small place with maybe 10 tables. The owner greeted us with warmth and hospitality. The food was very very good and the price was very reasonable. We...More

Thank Kay R
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The service was very warm and welcoming. We had lamb and it was the best lamb we have ever had. It was very fresh. They gave us free coffee,tea and fruits..... You must come here if you are in the Old City. 👍🏾👌🏾👏🏾👏🏾

Thank Roam562127
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is absolutely the worst experience we had in Istanbul. We've ordered a soup, but never got it! Then the waiter went to the other restaurant to order food. The portions were small, and food was pretty bad. At the end we couldn't pay with...More

Thank Danijela S
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Good place,tasty foods and perfect personal and friendly chef. We really likes that places. Everybody should come this restourant.

Thank Ali Aysel Y
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the experience, great place very relaxing and pleasant, food was great and the service was excellent. Will come here again.

Thank nolajoy
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A fantastic little restaurant. Was greeted with a friendly smile and service was fantastic. Only one person working at the restaurant was so welcoming and took the time to chat and get to know us. The food was really great as well. He also recommended...More

Thank ledwards9
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent (Ottoman and Aubergine kebabs), the service, numerous ikrams (water, appertizer, watermelon). 4 stars instead of 5, because you we did not get the normal bill, but a piece of paper with just a sum, which was 5 or 7 liras higher...More

Thank Daria K
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I have absolutely no idea how Of Course became the Number One TripAdvisor eater in Istanbul. The only way that I can imagine is that so many tourists from neighbouring hotels rated it highly due to the UK pandering menu options. I have to admit...More

2  Thank Jess S
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is it the most romantic setting. It's on a steep street so the terrace has a serious tilt. If you have ever tried to sip wine on a high speed train, you will feel right at home! But the food! Wow. Traditional Turkish. I...More

2  Thank Gregory S
gigsyy, Yönetici at Why Not, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2016

Hello dear guesth. İt was also. Pleause to serve we hope to see you back to our. Pleaxe if you are near. By. All the. Best

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:55 PM
10:30 AM - 11:55 PM
10:30 AM - 11:55 PM
10:30 AM - 11:55 PM
10:30 AM - 11:55 PM
10:30 AM - 11:55 PM
10:30 AM - 11:55 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emin Sinan Mahallesi, Piyerloti Caddesi, No 45/A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 530 076 20 86
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Come visit our traditional turkish restaurant and enjoy the atmosphere either outside in the sunshine or indoors where its cosy and warm. There are many choices of cuisine you can try whether it be authentic turkish food or international, we look forward to seeing you soon!
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