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Khorasani Restaurant

#56 of 11,653 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Divanyolu Ave. Ticarethane St. No:39, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 519 5959
09:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food specially the lamb shish.. puff bread. Recommend to everyone. You will have a view of Aya Sofia from the right seat 😁

Thank Shabi R
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Since 2009, I visit Khorassani with my close friends and guests for a real good kebabs and mezes... If you want to enjoy real kebabs, Khorassani is one of the address you should visit...

Thank UfukF
Trstenik, Croatia
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We returned here for lunch, having visited it for the first time on our previous visit to Istanbul. As you would expect, there is no shortage of eateries located all around the tourist centre sites but many of them are too tourist-focused. Khorasani is only a little off the beaten track but it feels tranquil and wonderfully isolated from the... More 

1 Thank Propaganda_Machine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

It nice place for dinner, shisha, and dinks. It neat sultanahmed very nice staff especially ridvan . I highly recommend this place .

Thank ALI A
Chicago, IL
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This restaurant was literally right outside the Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel where I was staying. It was my last night before returning home and my friend and I agreed it looked good for a simple meal. We were seated right away but it took a little longer to get service. When looking through the menu I mentioned to the waiter... More 

1 Thank appetite4trvl
Amman, Jordan
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Few customers.. nice ambience.. quick service.. good delicious food.. I might visit again when in Istanbul.

1 Thank jirsheid
Phenix City, Alabama
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Very upscale indoor and outdoor seating with big radiant heater to keep the patio warm. We ordered hummus, Grilled and stuffed vegetables and a lamb kebab. The stuffed vegetables was the stand out dish, hummus and kebabs were ok though the portion size of the kebabs was rather small. The service was excellent. Also had 'raki' - the local drink... More 

1 Thank Vasudha M
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

After a day of meandering through the streets of Istanbul we stumbled upon this street with the most wonderful atmosphere. The restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere and excellent food. You won't regret it.

Thank Kelly C
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Was not crowded at all when we went..... 7 PM on a Friday night. To be honest there were very few people there (April 2016) compared to the first time we were in Istanbul April 2015. Service good, food OK and the 2 bottles of wine suggested by the waiter were fantastic! LOL! Overall I know it wasn't the fault... More 

Thank richfng
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a bit away from the big streets, but it's definitely worth the trip. Excellent food, especially testi kebab. Go there to get know to the local food in comfortable and uncrowded place

1 Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Divanyolu Ave. Ticarethane St. No:39, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 519 5959
"Ask most tourism representatives, restaurateurs, and waiters in Old Istanbul to recommend a restaurant, and most will offer Khorasani Kebab&Grill and Steak House. This restaurant has been a part of the Sultanahmet gastronomy scene for many years and is famed for its Turkish BBQ (the ocakbaşi), tender kebabs, and freshly prepared mezes. While the menu caters to a range of culinary interests, if you want a unique dining experience then ask to pick out your mezes and kebabs from the kitchen counter and have the chef cook your kebab over the BBQ's open fire inside the restaurant. Another popular dish from the coals of the BBQ is the Testi Kebab. As featured in New Zealand's World Kitchen TV show, this flavored meat and vegetable casserole is sealed in a clay pot, slowly cooked over the BBQ coals, and cracked open before the eyes of diners. Check out the video under "We in Press" on the Khorasani website for more information about the kebab from Central Anatolia. Khorasani also has a great wine menu and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner." Afar.

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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