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Albura Kathisma Cafe & Restaurant

Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 90 31
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
International, Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The pictures don’t do much justice and it was delicious. The men that work here are very accommodating and polite - great hospitality! I would definitely recommend.

Thank Samantha Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us. This was my first visit to Istanbul, and I can certainly say the food was so good that we ate here again the next night. The staff were very polite and friendly, and we certainly got value for our...More

Thank Lesley G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a meal at the Albura the staff were attentive the food was true Turkish style and tasted out of this world , a deffinate hit

Thank sara k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are looking some where for good food sultanahmet area this restaurant exelent food its very tasty I recomend we will come back

Thank krmcnsvg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service and atmosphere was fabulous and provided a really lovely relaxing end to a very busy day of sightseeing. i was really surprised about how clean and tranquil the area around the the restaurant was and even more amazed at the delicious mezzes...More

Thank bristoltraveladvisor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Albura on our last trip in Istanbul in April 2018. We tried beef kabob with Ezme and it was the best I have had. The meat was juicy and cooked to perfection and the tomato Chili sauce (Ezme) was yummy. Most of...More

Thank malo176
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in holiday in april with my husband and our good friends for 5 days în Istanbul. We stay în Sultanahmet, to Amiral Palace Hotel. We eat every day in this place because the food was very good and Drej and his colleagues were...More

Thank Camelia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there twice during the same week with our toddler. The food was great, the service very friendly. We ordered a range of vegetarian mezzes and main dishes and they were all very good. Location is super convenient in the tourist hub of Sultanahmet....More

Thank Divya M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve travelled to Istanbul 3 times and the last time I travelled I wasn’t too impressed with the food / restaurants.... I’m so glad we stumbled across this gem! The staff are courteous, polite and have a friendly non-offensive way in approaching potential customers passing...More

Thank CityGirl_0606
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent a little vacation with a family of friends. I happened to be at the restaurant, it was windy and had the closed terrace. But the food is special, excellently prepared, and Drej and colleagues' irreproachable service has made us come back every night....More

Thank AncaCraiova
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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