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Albura Kathisma Cafe & Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$9 - US$52
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
International, Mediterranean, Turkish
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried this restaurant based on its good review, and we did not regret it. The place was very cozy, the mix sea food plate we tried for 2 persons was great and the service was excellent. The prices were also reasonable compared to other...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hammouc2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautyful time, with amazing food, fair prices, perfect service and nice atmosphere. It has many options for different tastes. Fantastic surprise at the end. Is good located too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paulaprova98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, extremly friendly staff (Rahmi is the best) and the food is extremly good, especially the Kunefe which is the best!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mihai V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place. The food is great and all the staff were very friendly. We ate more than four times at his wonderful restaurant. We highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Imtiaz A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A restaurant where eating is a whole experience! I recomend to order the Testi Kebab, there´s a little show while serving it. The service is also amazing. At the end there is a nice surprise. For vegetarians is also a great place.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, comfy seats, interesting Roman excavation adjoining. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jamesnewman465
Reviewed 10 December 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NganLawrence
Reviewed 29 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tamerinho
Reviewed 28 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 84cameliag
Reviewed 27 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
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Good Turkish wine, good prices. Good Irish coffee.
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