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The Han Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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Cankurtaran Mah, Alemdar Cd. Soguk Cesme Sk. No. 26 | Sultanahmet, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 526 6262
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the Turkish Style Chicken, it's amazing! It's a bit pricey, but as so many on the turistic area.

Thank Priscilla O
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were completely fascinated by the restaurant (the deco / the service / and most importantly the food) a must when visiting µIstanbul

Thank Sarah K
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177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Handily located between the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace I thought this restaurant was a good lunch spot. Yes it is in a tourist area but I didn't think there was anything to fault about this place. The staff were welcoming and friendly. I would recommend the Gozleme which are made fresh in front of you and which were tasty... More 

Thank CandyB101
London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

One of a block of virtually identical restaurants who presenting the same decor - very pleasant and the food was delicious and very fresh. Getting up from the cushions is however something of an art and I wouldn't recommend anyone with hip or knee problems giving it a go!

Thank chrissien110
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I was surprised to see the poor reviews... I had one of the best testi kebabs this evening with fantastic service. A little more than other restaurants nearby but worth the extra lira.

Thank Nicholas S
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and very friendly waiters, the lamb chop was amazing...highly recomended place if you visit istanbul, thanks a lot the han restaurant

Thank farid m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I am writing this because of the poor reviews. I am just back from Istanbul and we ate in the Han twice. First night we had Hummus, kebab and the rice pudding with tree resin, that was great. However the Lamb Testi on the last night was exceptional and the best meal we had in Istanbul. The staff are great,... More 

Thank Lee C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, inviting setting, excellent service, friendly staff, excellent price. Conveniently located to Topkapi, the Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, and Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Thank Kunafa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Mezza weren't good comparing to other restaurants, the spinach bread was delicious , the food wasn't good enough , it didn't worth the price of it .

Thank Zahra g
Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Prime real estate, great people watching.... Unfortunately those are the only positives. After walking past a couple of times, by the third time we were intrigued, mostly because of their decor. We were seated at the entrance of the restaurant like objects on display, as a bid to lure more people in. Overall we found the food average, especially for... More 

Thank Jacqdavinia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah, Alemdar Cd. Soguk Cesme Sk. No. 26 | Sultanahmet, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 526 6262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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