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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (89 reviews)
“hummus” (37 reviews)
“kebab” (66 reviews)
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 yesterday

Excellent restaurant offering a variety of food selection with excellent price. Service is wonderful, they make you feel like you’re at home. Many thanks to this Restaurant’s management who did everything to make us welcome. A special thanks to Hussain ...

Thank Mustafa F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice outfit and atmosphere, quick and friendly service. Servant can answer proffessionally any question about food and food is really top quality. Their hummus was the best I got in Istanbul. In same time - no price difference with others here. Impressive choice of...More

Thank marko k
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food, many different dishes to choose, menu in different languages as well (including español), good price and the best staff, well coming and friendly. Your Turkish family for some hours. I had a dinner there and went back again next day for lunch, most...More

Thank BMV76
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were 6 person including two children, great staff and benevolent waiters , spent too much love time there , they showed us an ancient palace where really nice , best time ever, high quality food and service, we really like that

Thank Yaser F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. Nagui served us very well. Highly recommended. The rice pudding is perfect as well as the baklava

Thank Deastockl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. Very good location with historical twist. The service is top notch. Drej, thanks a lot for your attention, culinary advice and time. Highly recommend for visit. Luiza, Zarema and Irma

Thank Irma M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food in the restaurant was really tasty and fresh every time. Staff was very friendly and nice. Highly recommended.

Thank Ekaterina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place three times in our week in Istanbul. It was close to our hotel so a great option after a busy day of sightseeing. The food is very good standard Turkish fare but I noted that they have a range of Western...More

Thank wellyboot001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First class service , first class food and great atmosphere . Highly recommended to everyone visiting the old city . The staff is super friendly , service is outstanding . Great menu , lots of choice and great recommendations. You can’t go wrong when visiting...More

Thank Nathalie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I allowed myself to be drawn off of the street by one of the staff, actually because it looked welcoming and the food looked good, and it was. The staff were welcoming and the food was excellent.

Thank Tony S
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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11 February 2015|
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Response from Lee A | Reviewed this property |
i am in isparta
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Response from Godtfred S | Reviewed this property |
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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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