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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$12
Special Diets
Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Turkish, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 11 July 2022 via mobile

I enjoyed a nice simple cheap Turkish dinner here. I ordered a soup, kofta, bean salad and chips. Service was good and food can quickly.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022

Very bad hygiene .poor quality very bad taste.service to foreigners paid money. tourist scam.DO NOT ENTRY

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022 via mobile

Excellent local food in a genuine setting. We had spicy lamb and beef kebabs that were the best we had every tasted. Great atmosphere and very reasonable prices.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

We had delicious kofte, but got very annoyed because we couldn't pay with card. Service is average at best. 4 portions of kofte, 1 salad, 1 fries was ~300 lira.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2022

the food is great, everything is very good, the drinks are very good, the cocktail was very good, I recommend it to see you again, I recommend it to everyone

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 6 December 2021 via mobile

In the Sultanahmet area just near the most important touristic attractions. Very busy place. Excellent “cofte” turkish speciality. Staff very dedicated to work. Worth of visiting.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 25 August 2021

If you are visiting Istanbul/Turkey Do not miss opportunity. As a native local I cannot emphasize how delicious these meatballs are ..

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

I cannot keep away from this place. A simple, cheap, tasty, quick lunch stop in between sightseeing. Has been here forever and maybe one of the most famous place in Sultanahmet. Part of the discover of the beauty of Istanbul.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Well worth a visit Well cooked lamb meatballs and kebabs Fresh salads Traditional lentil type soup No frills service very reasonably priced Very popular with locals which shows your getting good food at a pair price

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Count your change! For a bill of 102 TL, we gave 150 and they gave us 143 in change instead of 148. Also they added service charge to the bill. Meatballs were ok, missing some salt and too oily.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

Every time I am in Istanbul, I come to this restaurant, just lovely meatballs and beans salad, my favourites, greasy cooked and served, friendly staff, clean, and always busy. However, do not accept card payments. Only cash.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020

The original Sultanahmet Köftecisi in Sultanahmet has been serving quality food for good value since 1920. They now have many stores in Turkey and abroad even. Signature köfte dish (beef meatballs) - 15 TL (£2) Try also piyaz (bean salad), or the classic irmik helvası...(semolina dessert)More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 August 2020

Good place, but too meaty. Overall a decent experience, but I would've liked some decent non-meat options. Only a couple of minutes walk from Hagia Sofia.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 July 2020

When we went to Istanbul the first thing we tried was sultanahmet koftcisi.The food was really nice especially their famous grilled meatballs.The waiter was really friendly and could also speak english. Overall this restaurant was really nice.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 19 March 2020

Whenever we visit Istanbul, we visit Sultanahmet Koftecisi - even more so as this year was its 100th anniversary . As always, the food is simple and delicious fare, with a few options ( Koftas, Kebabs and salads ) at a reasonable price - especially...considering its location near Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia and the main tram line servicing Sultanahmet. Food is served with soft, warm bread rolls and optional chilli sauce ( not very spicy by Indian subcontinent standards. ie, mine :-) ) . The only reason that I have not given this a five star review is because of the lack of a smile from the staff . It might have been that the staff were having a particularly stressful day, but a lack of warmth did make me question how welcome and wanted my family and I were. Food was really good at a reasonable price, however.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Sultanahmet Koftecisi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5