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Hippodrome Restaurant

#220 of 12,367 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Kucukayasofya Can. No 41A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 6987
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Rosario, Argentina
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent stay! Very cordial and friendly! We recommend it 100%. A great place in the heart of Sultanahmet! We will be back!

Thank AntoDiloren
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Enjoyed a relaxing evening at this bar. Pleasant service and nice atmosphere. Great location to Blue Mosque.

Thank Steven S
Bat Yam, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice music, the food quickly served, good taste, reasonable prices, very nice staff. Extremely friendly service. Keep it up! I will comeback, no doubt about it.

Thank Ernest I
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Very Nice staff. We ordered meal the first time and it was very good. Murat is a very pleasant waiter and the service was perfect. We came back twice after this first for drink. Tea sugar and dream !! Thanks for all.

Thank Amel J
Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant. Funny personnel. Try the Dönner Kebap. Very good. A place to see. We were seven and we are full now.

Thank Ervin A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

I have been to this cosy restaurant for many times during my last two trips to Istanbul. It is one of my favourite places in town. Before praising the restaurant itself, I would like to express my admiration for the owner Murat and his “right-hand”, the waiter Antonio, who really make a good team and create quite a synergy. It... More 

Thank KertuEesti
Sofia, Bulgaria
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Found this restaurant by chance . We came back for Lunch and Dinner on three occasions . The restaurant is located close to the Blue Mosque . It is small ,welcoming and comfortable . Antonio is the perfect host he is friendly , knowledgable and makes you feel really at home , Service were excellent . We ate both Meat... More 

1 Thank Stevecho
Dartford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

This small restaurant was a really good find. A little "chic" but the ambiance was good and the welcoming warm. The food wasn't too bad either. Would suit those on a budget or with a little more spare cash to spend.

1 Thank Fairandreasonable
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

After a long day's journey from the UK we wanted somewhere comfortable and convenient to our hotel. Found the Hippodrome and we're glad we did. Had a good meal, quickly and freshly prepared and served by polite staff. Will probably go again.

Thank davemartin3
Pasadena, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We ate here several times during our recent visit to Istanbul. Hippodrome is located in a quiet neighborhood just below the Blue Mosque, and was just around the corner from our great hotel, the Dersaadet. We initially chose this restaurant over others on the street because it looked so comfortable, with pleasant lighting and upholstered seats, and was pretty crowded,... More 

Thank pasca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Turkish, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kucukayasofya Can. No 41A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 518 6987

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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