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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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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 today 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 yesterday 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 2 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a wonderful restaurent with the best taste and the best prices. The meat is delicious and their shisha is yummy.

Thank 540mayai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best service we’ve had, with the nicest and most attentive greeter. They have great food, a warm outdoor area, and the most interesting surprise ever: a “secret” tunnel into a palace that they are funding the restoration of.

Thank April_M_C_24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

loved the food nice selection of turkish favourites. This restaurant is very family friendly. highly recommended

Thank james c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and really good service ! The food was excellent and the red turkish wine delicious ! Drej and the waiters are very nice and took time to talk with us.

Thank Pat O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is really lovely and friendly in the heart of Sultanahmet . Almost everyday i visited there in my vacation . They have good food and prices are really cheap btw Turkey is cheap now .

Thank Emre1612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, attentive service but never rushed. Owner and waiters took time to talk but never left us waiting or wanting. Good recommendations from the wine list Hidden gem was the ruins behind the bar which we were free to explore. I was very comfortable there...More

Thank Elizabeth F
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

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$52
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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