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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed in the hotel across the street and had an amazing experience with Magnaura Restaurant. Owner Murat personally greets you and aranges a fine spot, were Hassan makes sure you get the best dishes in town. Very friendly people, and above all, we had...More

Thank MoZa2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant food and fantastic service. Murat was very friendly and spoke great English. 100% would recommend

Thank charlie f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice restaurant in the tourist district which I would describe as "safe". Friendly and polite staff, cosy and tasteful setting, Turkish food for the curious tourist hungry for a sample. It checks all the boxes, and that's probably also its problem. Maybe...More

Thank Sychim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Istanbul. The food is delicious and the service is first rate. We ate there many times during our trip. It's worth the visit just to meet Murat, the charming and handsome owner:)

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me & my friend visited this restaurant after our hotel recommended it during our stay in Istanbul. The food, service and environment was excellent. We were unsure of what to order and ordered food after recommendation from the staff and it did not disappoint! Music...More

Thank Bablyb18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I definitely recommend Magnura if you are staying in Sultanahmet. Murat, the owner, is super nice and goes out of his way to make sure all his guests are comfortable and having a good time.

Thank andiamo_bambino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited this restaurant during our visit to Istanbul as it was highly recommended by the hotel. I must say the service has been excellent, we felt very well taken care of by the owner Murat and his staff. The food was...More

Thank Jessy045
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

On our first trip to Istanbul we went to Magnaura cafe by chance and had the pleasure of meeting the owner Morat. This place is where East meets West, at least it was for our family. The food is an amazing fusion of both worlds,...More

Thank Anosha Z
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a real find. The food is very good and the service, excellent. We tried this at the recommendation of our hotel and are very glad we did.

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I can honestly reccomend Magnaura restaurant for eating out. The service is quick , the staff is welcoming and the food is delicious. The prices are also good for such a place in the Old city. The bill comes fait with no additionalcost included (in...More

Thank Dasha B
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

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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
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Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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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