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“Good food and service :)”

Tandir Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Ortahisar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Tandir is an amazing woman, she picked us up from our hotel and dropped us back too. We were staying in Ortahisar so it was nearby, and the food was great, We ordered the testi kebab for the first time here and really liked it.. and I ate it once more in Istanbul. I would definitely recommend this place. It has a beautiful view, although we could not enjoy it much as we went for dinner... but I could imagine. It is a small, cute, and cozy place... :)

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Thank Anuradha A
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

i love this place view, the big orthisar castle looks amazing. you can watch this castle when you are eating your delicious home made foods. owner is a nice woman and best cook...

Thank ocun b
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Our guide took us to this small pleasant restaurant perched atop a canyon, with a terrace overlooking the dramatic Uchisar rock/castle.

We may have been early for lunch because the proprietor served us herself. Her food was very, very good. She first brought crusty bread to the table accompanied by a carrot and celery pickled jardiniera; a crumbled local white cheese; and a paste made of tomato, hot pepper and oil, which was particularly to our liking.

For our first course we had a tasty and simple lentil soup. This was followed by a tomato, cucumber, red onion and green pepper salad in a simple vinaigrette, whose outstanding feature was the crushed sumac that topped it. The salad course arrived at the same time as the signature rice stuffed pumpkin blossoms, with a dollop of a delicate yogurt and mint combo. Tasting those delicate blossoms made us happy we had selected fall for our trip.

This meal was already well received by the time the Tanduri cooked lamb shanks came, and they did not disappoint. It was all good, even the cold potato salad topped by a spoonful of that spicy tomato mixture that played second fiddle to the lamb. It says something that my husband commented that the rice that came with the shanks was really good. (Who ever mentions the rice?)

Everything was better than just “really good”! This meal closed with flair – a dish of local apricots in syrup, with a center of crushed walnuts was presented to us, accompanied by a glass of the ubiquitous Turkish tea.

The people are nice, the kitchen is on their game, there is a view, and the bathrooms are tidy and clean. Don’t hesitate.

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Thank BmoreStyle
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide recommended the place in his town he said the food was excellent but it was one of the best meal I ever had all organic and a beautiful view of at castle on the hill.

Thank Darrell M
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious.. the kabab in the Jar < pottery kabab> .. the pumpkin leaves and grape leaves all were very delicious... very nice view.. very good and friendly staff...we like the place and the food❤️

Thank Fatma J
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