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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (89 reviews)
“hummus” (36 reviews)
“kebab” (65 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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

This restaurant is attached to the hotel where we were staying. On our first night we were tired after an early start so decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. We started with a mixed mezze plate to share with freshly cooked...More

Thank 93emma
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for dinner and was very surprised. The food was great, the service awesome. we enjoyed it so much that we went back for a 2nd night. The following day we were invited in for a cup of coffee on the house. Felt like home.

Thank RicotheGreat
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal in here with my wife on a recent visit to Istanbul. The staff were very courteous and attentive and not pushy at all. Infact the restaurant advertises that it's a "no hassle zone". Yes it's very "touristy" and I'm sure you...More

Thank Dibble07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was walking around looking for a place to have dinner and found this one. Thank you for having the best meal in Istanbul, especially thanks to professional waiter Drej who made everything so glamorous! 5 stars to food and whole team, keep up the great...More

Thank AndreaHv2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting the Albura Restaurant since 2010 and have always enjoyed the experience very much. The food is very good but the atmosphere is wonderful. It is like watching a cast of characters in a theatre all playing their parts to the full....More

Thank peterkEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here with our tour group. Well organized. Had eggplant purée with chicken. Highly recommend! Next night, went back and ordered take away pizza. While we waited they gave us tea on the house. Pizza was very good.

Thank CRPD908
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in historical Sultan Ahmet, the AlBura has a great atmosphere and delicious food with generous portion sizes. The team are very welcoming, we were served by Mehmet Drej who was brilliant. We were able to see the ancient cisterns & ruins located in the...More

Thank YasminK2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent, great atmosphere. Mehmet Drej looked after us on both occasions we dined there, we were made to feel welcome and the customer service was second to none, easy going warm and friendly.

Thank Tasneem K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere, reasonably priced and has a bit of history. Enjoyed the food that much we visited for lunch and dinner on the same day.

Thank Wi5hToSeeTheWorld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service especially from Drej well looked after and the food was food and very reasonable price too.

Thank Shahid A
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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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