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Albura Kathisma

Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 9031
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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International, Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent mezze, the best we've been eating in Istanbul. The "turkish pizza" - Lahmacun (with a very thin layer of calf and lamb and spices with lemon) was delicious too. Homemade Kanafeh as desert was also fantastic. Service was above expectations with very friendly staff....More

Thank cvantu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location ,good food and reasonable price,a good place for friendly evening. Small portion,i ordered iskandar kebab it was good

Thank Mana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best restaraunt in sultanahmet. During my 8 days trip, we visited this the most. When we first tried this restaraunt, we loved it but as we were tourists we wanted to try different restaraunts. Hoewever, this was the best of all. The...More

Thank Ume A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Istanbul ! Even on last trip my hotel was booked right above the restaurant, so that I could enjoy every evening there. Fantastic food! My recommendation is to try "harem charm" or kebab in clay pot. And special thanks to Drej,...More

Thank yuliyaDXB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

let's begin with the staff. The staff were the friendliest people I met in all Turkey. Being a solo traveler I became hooked because of the tips and conversation they offered. Food was prompt and delicious. The location away from all the main hustle was...More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

If you want good service with good atmosphere you must immadiately choose here. I like service, meals, music, decoration etc. Dont forget to drink tea :)) YOU CAN VİSİT MAGNURA PALACE. You can feel the olden times. You can go for business meals, with your...More

Thank arzubil
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I visited this restaurant twice during my trip in Istanbul. Food was fantastic especially their pitcher kebab, it was one of the most tastiest dish ever. I went their for my lunch, it was a good place to have a break during the day since...More

Thank Mor K
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Este restaurante es un sitio maravilloso. Hacen una comida excelente tanto tradicional turca como cosas más occidentales. Pero lo mejor de todo, sin duda, es la gente que trabaja allí. Osman, Hüseyin, Mehmet y Fevzi son unos chicos muy amables y encantadores. Nos gustó todo...More

Thank Aita91
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Food was over priced and only ok, but not worth the Price. The chicken was dry and the meze was disappointing. Nice place though and good service.

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Came to Albura for dinner on our second night in Istanbul. There was a good variety of dishes on offer and prices to match. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very relaxing and everyone was friendly and accommodating (not aggressive or over friendly). They have...More

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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
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Is Mehmet Aslan (Lee) still a waiter at the restaurant?
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Response from Lee A | Reviewed this property |
i am in isparta
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Response from Godtfred | Reviewed this property |
Good Turkish wine, good prices. Good Irish coffee.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$9 - US$51
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 9031
  • E-mail
Welcome to Albura Kathisma, a unique and beautiful Cafe & Restaurant located in the heart of historic Istanbul. In easy walking-distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace, our garden enters the mysterious Byzantine Palace that once stood here. Opened in 2005 in an old Ottoman family house where we are now, we offer cozy indoor and spacious outdoor seating, friendly and courteous service and, of course, delicious food, served all year round. Thanks to our success, Albura Kathisma has grown in recent years, but our passion stays the same: to provide our customers with the perfect experience of eating out in Istanbul. With a menu covering Turkish and International cuisine, we cater for a range of diets and tastes. Specialties include seafood and salads, traditional Turkish, delicious desserts, and vegetarian dishes. Our well-educated chefs and waiting personnel are happy to offer advice on your menu choices and personal amendments to dishes if requested. In 2012 we extended and updated our kitchen, also adding traditional elements: a large stone oven where we bake our own delicious fresh bread daily, and a charcoal grill to cook our selection of Turkish kebabs from different regions of the country -- a "gastronomic tour" for the kebab connoisseur! Open daily all-year round, including New Year, we are always happy to cater for groups, families with children, couples, individuals and celebration parties. We are honoured with all of the tripadvisor reviews you have written or are going to write. We read them all and are grateful to receive your comments, ratings and suggestions.
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