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Albura Kathisma

#49 of 12,047 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Sultanahmet
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Cankurtaran Mah. Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No: 36-38 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 90 31
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09:00 - 01:30
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Kettering
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a decent mixed kebab for two. Slightly on the pricey side for Istanbul. There are some amazing ruins they have excavated that are worth a view.

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Thank Andrew B
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We came here by the recommendation of some friends, and we were really pleased with it. It was great night.

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San Jose, CA
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It was my son's birthday so we decided to splurge and go for one of the nicer restaurants in the neighborhood. Once we walked in, we were greeted warmly and given seats in the interior near the heaters (it was very cold outside). We loved the menus and ordered our appetizers and entrees, showing the waiter a note written in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Albura is in a great, central location and the smell of kebab will immediately lure you in. This great restaurant was right by our hotel and had very friendly service and delicious kebabs. The fresh bread was also very tasty.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The food was great and service was amazing and they provide a really cool little tour in the back room that's breathtaking and very historic

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Thank BradyR88
Tbilisi, Georgia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Albura is one of the best in the old city. Delicious food, reasonable prices, great service and touch of history (if you ask they will lead you to the old part, remnants of church inside the restaurant building and ancient Byzantine tunnel or something. I especially recommend their lamb dishes, have never eaten anything like this.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends visited Albura kathisma café and it was the best café on the street. Our host Dresh was very polite and professional, not like the other neighboor-cafés. Dresh was the best ! The shisha was very Nice. Thank you for a good service dresh, we are very happy with you.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I wish to recommend this restaurant. The food is great, with a very varied menu, cooked expertly & the waiting staff are polite & very helpful. They don't even mind taking photos for you & even provide pashminas if it is cold & have heaters to keep you warm. Everything is done to make your visit a pleasant one. We... More 

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Thank mandydawnmiller
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I had a great experience in this restaurant the food was so yummy😋 and the staff was friendly and helpful especially Mr Mehmet Çeçen. I recommend you to try mizes apetizers and as a main dish I loved special katishma😊

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Thank Ayat A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This restorant is amazing.  The location is excellent, foods are tasty.Everyone is welcomed by them. The staff was amazing. The location is really close to mosqs, hotels, shops and stations. Also its a great place to hangout with your friends after a long day. This restorant makes every second of your trip worth and im sure i will come here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$50
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:30
Monday
09:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:30
Thursday
09:00 - 01:30
Friday
09:00 - 01:30
Saturday
09:00 - 01:30
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
Description
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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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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