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En La Luna Restaurant

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Sultanahmet
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23 Utangac Sokak | sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 518 7267
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New York
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2011

The night before the Istanbul Marathon our group of friends from NYC, Florida and Lyon, France went to En La Luna. Some wanted pasta, some wanted fish and some Ottoman. En La Luna had it all. The pasta was wonderful, the Saray Kebai was interesting and delicious - lamb, peppers and onions served on top of mashed potatoes. The Seabass... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2011

This little street cafe was just down from our hotel and had lots of character. The staff was very friendly. Abdul, the host, made sure everything was right. After paying our bill and having walked down the street and around the corner, Abdul came running after us with our bill. I had overpaid and he had come to have me... More 

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Poncha Springs, CO
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122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2011

We were looking for a great restaurant as a fitting finale to our three-week vacation in Turkey and we weren't disappointed by the Restaurant En La Luna. The ambiance is romantic and breezy, and the service was fine. We were warmly greeted by the owner who checked in with us several timess during our meal. We started with the meze... More 

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Cheshire, England
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We enjoyed two meals here during our seven night stay in Sultanahmet. With so many restaurants to choose from, it's difficult to justify eating in the same place twice but the hospitality show by the owner, Mr Cebrail Ejderha, along with his good conversation and amusing anecdotes, added an intangible value to the experience. What a nice man! En La... More 

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2 Thank MarkBrandon
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2011

I am SOOOOOOO happy. My favourite resturant in Istanbul - which happens to be the resturant of my favourite hotel Seven Dreams - has re opened! The food is in my opinion is the BEST Ottoman food in Sultanahmet and that makes it difficult to eat anywhere else! The staff are still as friendly and helpful as ever and the... More 

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1 Thank kiwigal62
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2011

We went to this restaurant on our last night,very good food.kind and friendly service,nice ambiance.We were not disappointed and would recommend this place.

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Thank ramajoys
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2011

The service and atmosphere of this little rooftop restaurant with a great view of Hagia Sofia make it worth seeking out!

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Thank SuzyQSSS
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2010

Lovely food and lovely staff make this restaurant a must for anyone visiting Istanbul. The Sac Kavurma was one of the best things I've ever eaten and so much better than the twice as expensive hotel nearby. It was so good we went back for a second time!

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Spain
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2010

We had dinner in La la luna in August 2010. We booked a table on the roof terrace just 20 minutes before going to the restaurant, so the table we were shown eas not very nice, did not have nice views. The restaurant occupies the ground floor and roof terrace of a hotel, which a quite a habit in Istanbul.... More 

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Thank Sophie_Spain
Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2010

My girlfriends and I stumbled upon En La Luna by chance … just strolling around the Sultanahmet district looking for somewhere to eat near our hotel. It was perfect and pleasant from the beginning. No one solicited us to dine there, like they do at so many other restaurants and cafés in the city. They just let us wander in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Utangac Sokak | sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 518 7267

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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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Sultanahmet
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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