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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 4 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel. Certainly an excellent choice. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff who explained items on the menu in detail. When the different plates came, it was well presented and absolutely delicious. You never felt rush and the staff...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Marija1502
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone in Sultanahmet area and anyone nearby blue mosque must have their meal in this restaurant . Excellent ottoman food and recommendation. After all the good meal we had surprise by fahmi to visit the under city world ( underground ) what a wow !!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bacio73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

lovely place. eaten here a few times and never disappointed. amazing food, great atmosphere and the staff are really nice and friendly..had the pepper steak my last visit and it was perfect. highly recommended. while you are there you need to ask to see the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice presentation, good staff, nice people and tasty food. And you can visit in the back of the restaurant. A 1770 years old remainigs of the old Constantinopol

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 210serbanl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's e very nice place, very good food, very professional services. Ask for Rahmi, he's the best!!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stanciusebi_office
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place, very good service, nice atmosphere. The food ís of a a very good quality too. Situated in a very good point in the city. Very recommendable! Rahmir, a great waiter!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! You should ask for local Turkish cuisine and will be surprised by what will be served. The shisha is great as well. Rahmi and Antonio are the best hosts! I would recommend this place for a good relaxing lunch and dinner

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cryztal007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am 25 yo male living in Bahrain, the taxi dropped off my family off right in front of the restaurant and it was, in fact a coincidence that this was one of the top in town. Being a 5-time winner of trip advisor with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mezzime
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of restaurants in this road and I chose this one. The food was very good and with plenty of choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed this restaurant for 3 nights which I guess says a lot.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HMP2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great customer service, best English I could find in Istanbul. Food ordered came very fast and was so tasty and! ( tried some sea food 10E - quite big portion - and pastas 4.5E). Baklava comes with icecream. Also the only place where service tax...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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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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Good Turkish wine, good prices. Good Irish coffee.
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