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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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“hummus” (39 reviews)
“kebab” (69 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Testi kebab is good and it is interesting to watch. Nice atmosphere with outdoor seating area. There was a surprise at the end of the dinner when the owner told us to visit their own underground palace at the back of the restaurant. :^) Staff...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had lunch last week at Albura. the place is located in the area behind sultan Ahmet mosque, in a street full of restaurants, honestly most of them are good and serve good quality food. I had açli köfte which is a kind of stuffed...More

Thank tamerinho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat there 2 nights, personally I would have eaten here every night, because it was very good. The chicken soup was very tasty, triggered back old memories. I also tried the vegetarian couscous and the testi kebab. Also very good, i recommend. The prices...More

Thank 84cameliag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a dinner at the restaurant after the person on the front kept asking us over and over again for two nights in a row to come try their restaurant. I must say we were disappointed with the quality of the kebabs we ordered...More

Thank 982imranc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been many times istanbul I know around sultanahmet but I never been in this street before Restaurant is big chairs are comfortable white colours ( I love white color) I look at menu outside I decided try it I order mix gril KeBap...More

Thank morgana m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little restaurant with great service (thank you Fevzi). The food was filling and quite tasty. The wifi was excellent. Only drawback was smoking in enclosed area. Not good for people with allergies.

Thank RalphR587
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just around the corner from the lovely hotel valide sultan konagi is a street full of lovely restaurants. We chose the Albura purely because it was a cold night and we wanted warmth, but very happy we did. A beautiful meal of chicken with creamy...More

Thank Gussy1dog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and fantastic service. The menager Drej and all of the guys were very friendly and professional. The atmosphere was relaxing! We really enjoyed our time there and will deffinitely come back! Highly recommended!

Thank Aurora B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, tasty and fair, service was great, they care they customers. I was happy to found the place! Recomend without hesitation!

Thank EdWinCH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there after a recommendation from the hotel and it became our restaurant in Istanbul. We were welcomed in a very friendly manner and always given the choice of a very nice table. They serve complimentary flat bread and olives with the pre-meal drinks....More

Thank R Z
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$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, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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