Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop
Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop
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8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Monday
8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday
8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
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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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  • Gloria M
    Marietta, Georgia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    "A must visit shop"
    Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop offered the most beautiful hand-painted ceramics that are truly Great Works of Art. I purchased a very large platter and 3 smaller plates. They are impressive with bold colors and very detailed. The attendant was courteous, friendly and very knowledgable. The shop has so many beautiful pieces to choose from and is a must visit when in Istanbul.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 April 2023
  • DayTrip818176
    Helen, Georgia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must go in Istanbul
    If you are worried about what to buy for Slovenia while you are in Istanbul, make sure you go to this beautiful art work shop! Sinan is the not only the owner of the shop but also he himself an artist to create those beautiful works! He is very patient and friendly to help you what to choose to take home with you!! The quality of the products and artwork are excellent!! We bought a few and he mailed them to us about the same time we arrived back to U S! So I highly recommend this shop you must go in Istanbul… the price, the quality and packaging are outstanding!!!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Nazrath R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Rugs
    Shop owner was so kind and helpful. We bought three beautiful rugs, he gave us a great deal and threw in a few pillow covers for free. We would definitely come shop here again if fate brings us back to Istanbul InshaAllah!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2023
  • James F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ruby shop
    Ruby Ceramics and Gift Shop is a very good place in the heart of Istanbul. It has beautiful pieces of art and amazing gifts. The owner is an amazing person with a beautiful smile, he is humble and speaks perfect English. If you are planning to visit Istanbul, please check in Ruby Ceramics, you will find some happiness there.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Stephanie S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100% Recommend. Great Shipping Process. Items Arrived with no damage.
    100% recommend! Excellent service, high quality items, and consistent and good communication during the process of shipping items from the store to the US. All items were carefully packaged with lots of bubble wrap, and wooden crate to ensure they arrived in one piece. All of my items arrived without any damage.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Shaktee S
    Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best souvenirs (Cushion and Rugs) in Instanbul 100%
    Amazing quality rugs and cushions. The only place in Instanbul that didn't try to rip us off and had a friendly service. 100% would recommend over other shops for any gifts. We got 8xcushions and 1xrug and could not be happier. Thanks Menderes, very kind man.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Scott P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not just another gift shop.
    Very nice ceramics and gift shop located conveniently around the corner from my hotel. Sinan Bey was very professional and courteous and fair. My purchase was carefully wrapped up and shipped to me promptly and arrived at my home in the USA within a week. My good arrived in perfect condition. I would recommend stopping by. There's no harm in looking and its fun. There is something for everyone at Ruby's.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Lily Liu
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and unique ceramics
    The shop had very beautiful pieces everywhere! The quality is high and the designs are unique compared to other shops. It was a whole shopping experience: getting served with apple tea, learning from Sinan about the local culture, and also looking and touching the ceramics. We bought and shipped a vase to Canada and it went smoothly. Communication was quick and easy on WhatsApp. Price is on the higher side but fair because the quality is the best we’ve seen in Istanbul and definitely worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Jasia S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quality Ceramics
    Amazing ceramics and even more amazing customer service. All the pieces we purchased arrived in the US on time and packaged impeccably. They were quick to respond. We even purchased a lamp from their other shop. Some of the lamp shades arrived broken. They were quick to respond and sent replacements in a timely manner. I am so happy with my purchase and would recommend them to anyone looking for quality ceramics in Turkey.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Lee c
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping for ceramics in Istanbul
    Ismail is an absolute pleasure to deal with. We felt very welcomed and appreciated by him. He made sure we were comfortable and well-informed on all of the products and their details. His prices are also quite reasonable and he provides excellent customer service. We highly recommend Ismail for anyone looking to purchase ceramics.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 November 2023
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Caitrin B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I loved stumbling upon this shop - the artist Sinan Ruby poured me some lovely tea and told me about the crafts. He showed me the pieces he was proudest of, including the amazing one-of-kind pieces his grandfather had crafted and an incredible giant glow-in-the-dark vase. There were inexpensive pieces too that were easy to grab as little gifts as well as gorgeous pieces of art like the vase I purchase. Sinan was so wonderful and gave me a great deal on shipping it home to the US. I highly recommend stopping in if you like local ceramic art!
Written 6 April 2024
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Kateryna S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I really liked this store a lot. Very beautiful tableware, very beautiful interior items! The owner Sinan was very friendly and professional.

I will definitely come back here for a gift for my mom! These works of art have stolen my heart!
Written 5 April 2024
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Nomad46335426252
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Found this shop whilst i was transit in Istanbul. The ceramic shop window display was so stunning and beautiful. Without hesitate I walked into the shop and amazed by the ceramic art.It's 100% handmade. The shop owner Sinan is very nice, humorous,sincere and knowledgeable. He given good advice and also good discount on my purchase. Will come again to his shop when I visit Istanbul again.
Written 25 March 2024
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lifeisbeau
Melaka, Malaysia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
This is the best shop in Istanbul and I had a really amazing shopping experience with the owner and learn so much about the story of the products in the shop, I would highly recommend to everyone, is a must to come to look for a gift with love and story.
Written 18 March 2024
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Shpetim F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Suler friendly Owner, a great shop for ceramic or clay goods. Decent prices considering everything is handmade. 10/10 Recommendation.
Written 10 March 2024
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Elizabeth Y
Washington DC, DC6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Fantastic shop with lovely ceramics. Owner was very helpful and patient. Excellent service and shipping was great with no damage and very fast delivery.
Written 9 March 2024
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Cheery L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Menderes the owner is superb 👌 He is good and honest. If you want to buy good quality products make sure you go to his shops. I will definitely visit him again when I go back to Istanbul☺️
Written 22 February 2024
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Yanru F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Owner ( Menderes) is really nice and honest. Selling good quality Ceramic product. Highly recommended. Will be back again.
Written 22 February 2024
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Matthew P
Sheboygan Falls, WI8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The shop was just a short walk from our hotel. As soon as you walked in you knew that Ruby had high quality and unique pieces. Sinan the owner gave us a dissertation on ceramics as far as what to look for and what to stay away from. We really liked the glow in the dark pieces and there were many high quality pieces to choose from. I really liked the no-haggle pricing and they were better priced than the Grand Bazaar. Top notch customer service and they fulfilled everything they promised. Sinan is great to talk too and it is worth a stop even if you aren’t in the market for ceramics.
Written 13 January 2024
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Ana Irastorza
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
100% would recommend. Ceramics are high quality at a fair price. The owner is really nice and gives a great customer experience!
Written 10 January 2024
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