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Magnaura Cafe & Restaurant

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Cad. No: 23 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 76 22
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Cad. No: 23 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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"Amazing food but service was amazing."
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2. Vegetarians &Vegans Welcome
"This place also has a suitable menu for vegans. Definitely come here"
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"Very delicious food, high quality and impressive winecard."
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have said the people and food in this restaurant are first class. The owner, Murat, makes you feel very welcome with his generous style and very good english. The staff seem to be able to speak most languages but specialise in Turkish, English,...More

1  Thank Collos58
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing food but service was amazing. Murat and his team have been amazing to make feel us perfect. In terms of food. Mezes really good. But the steak with flambe at table is outstanding, just amazing but if you really want to enjoy, then take...More

Thank Eduardo R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with four floors in old town, popular in holiday season. Good food for good price (not expensive) Staff is very nice, speaks english, germany and spanish. Warm (heated) and peaceful terrace outside.

Thank Sini L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant several times the service was very friendly and they had fresh and delicious food;) We highly recommend this restaurant who is near by...

Thank Taty J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had wonderful time..Highly recommended,,,Every time i come in Istanbul the first stop is at Magnaura Restaurant!!It is definitely the best restaurant in Sultanahmet...You can see that Murat and all the staff is really trying to provide the best service and make sure that everyone...More

Thank Milena D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday we had a dinner in Magnaura restaurant. The food was delicious, tasty and the environment was perfect. The owner really was an amazing guy, friendly, smily and generous. Last but not least I enjoyed my time till the max and sure I will come...More

Thank Gisele A
Reviewed 20 April 2018

My partner and I had our first meal in Istanbul here. Though in a very touristy street with people trying to get you to enter each of their restaurants, we were shown into a private dining area which we liked. Each course of our meal...More

Thank RDeans
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Best Quality Food and welcoming Staff at this restaurant , owner of the restuarant, well educated person in Europe and within this business for many years , proving his experience with special care to his customers , 5 stars / deserves! Thumbs-up!

Thank GokalpTahmaz
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Nice decor, friendly service and reasonable food but choice of Tukish food was limited. Good if you don't like to eat local.

Thank Mobilecook
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We went for a dinner and come back every day) This is more than a meal. It is an experience to be immersed in and an occasion to enjoy. So much the better that we went as a family. The ability to accommodate everyone’s dietary...More

1  Thank Nova E
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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24 May 2015|
Response from Magnaura | Property representative |
Hi,Yes we do have a non smoking room in our restaurant.Thank you for your interest. Murat OZUAK General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Cad. No: 23 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 518 76 22
  • E-mail
Magnaura Restaurant is one of the oldest Restaurant in Istanbul located at the heart of the Old city. Blue Mosque,Topkapi Palace,Hagia Sophia,Grand Bazaar and Basicilia cistern are only 5 minutes walking distance from the Restaurant. Murat Ozuak (31) a young inspired man runs the Business who finished his Bachelor degree at Souhtampton University in UK, His masters degree in European School of Economics.He speaks Fluently English and German and intermediate Level Spanish.
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