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Albura Kathisma

Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 90 31
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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International, Fast food, 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 4 days ago via mobile

Just returned back to London yesterday so the memories of Istanbul are still fresh in my mind. Apart from the beauty of the city, the food that we ate from Albura Kathisma stands out for me. We arrived a week ago in Istanbul tired and...More

Thank Rizwan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing cozy place, with very nice staff (thanks to drej who made with nice attitude our dinner more pleasant) and taste food ( meat and salads). 🌞highly recommended

Thank Dod K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me my brother and my father came here for 3 days to visit Istambul. We found the restaurant the day we arrived, it looked really nice not expensive at all and the food looked great. We recommend the lamb dishes, they all taste great. What...More

Thank Renato R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing, especially the eggplant paste and the lentil soup, really don’t know how to make pure vegetables that tasty! And the lovely manager, Drej (in Turks, means a tall man) showed us the most mysterious place underneath the restaurant, a Roman period...More

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I happened upon Albura one night. The doorman was nice and not overly aggressive or sleazy like some on the street. He won us over with the promise of Raki! We assumed the food would be just like any other place on...More

Thank Jerelynn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some Ottaman style food which is a step up from most of the Turkish cuisine. The claypot was especially nice, but the others are great also.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Istanbul for 4 days and ended up having three dinners at this place. Enjoyed food, wine and service of Drej. Highly recommend! Drej was helping us with very good choices. Service was outstanding. Peter

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the manager of the house we rented nearby - always a good sign. We went twice and we were v pleased on both occasions. The welcome was warm - and so was the street side terrace area even in October...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

On my second day I repeated this restaurant! I was surprised in a positive way by the marvellous food. I ate a "17th century sultan food" and it was simply fantastic. Chicken breast with honey and cinnemon sauce. Rice with almonds and apricot. Maevellous. 36...More

Thank Emanuel P
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This place was across the way from our hotel. the road is full of salesmen trying to get you to come into their place. we had the steak and manti. both were nice and tasty. not really much more to say really. oh! you will...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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Response from Lee A | Reviewed this property |
i am in isparta
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Good Turkish wine, good prices. Good Irish coffee.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$9 - US$53
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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 90 31
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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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