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PRICE RANGE
£11 - £29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal

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Fener & Balat
0.5 miles from Fatih Mosque and Complex
Sponsored by: Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Delicious Specialities
1. Delicious Specialities
"You should pre-book and the order the saltbaked lamb or chicken."
Lene V
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2. Best Kunefe
2. Best Kunefe
"the Kunefe was simply incredible perfect"
Rim D
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3. Clay Pot Kebab
3. Clay Pot Kebab
"The Clay Pot kebab is just fabulous."
Osadra
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

We were in Istanbul for 5 days and stayed at a hotel within a stones throw of this restaurant. We ate at other places each night with fairly good dining experience and on a whim, walked into this one on the last evening when we...were literally tired and utterly exhausted from all our sightseeing and walking around the town. The ambience was very appealing, we sat upstairs, with a large bay window view of the street below. A varied menu with details in English meant we were able to choose dishes easily. The food absolutely blew our minds away - it was cooked to perfection, the portions were ample and the service was heartwarmingly friendly. I have only rave reviews for the place, just a little rueful that we did not choose to go here earlier!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 October 2022

One of the best restaurants that we visited during 2-weeks Istanbul holidays. Very tasty food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. After delicious lamb and rise we got a complimentary desert and tea. Thank you! Highly recommend! :-) Anna, Moscow

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022

I had breakfast at this restaurant, which I noticed while leaving Historia mall. It is located right next to it. They have got a very rich menu, and I'll definitely go back when I'm back in Istanbul. The breakfast has a lot of varavarieties the...food is so tasty, especially the honey, butter, and eggs. Rates are moderate. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022

Very tasty restaurant. Just have a dinner here - amazing pesonal and really lovely dishes. Recommend all of you visit this place.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Dinner was amazing. Waiters were amazing too. I went with my boyfriend and we had mixed meze, a lahmacun, and the chicken cooked in the salt. Amazing also the Künefe. I recommend it a lot!!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Came for my birthday treat here with family, was disapointed. Ordered mixed kebab grill, mince on its own, rice with lamb and pine nuts, chicken thigh with cheese on top. Mince beef or lamb came after 5 minutes , no sign of rest of the...food, came after 25 minutes. Complained to them, they say they don't understand English, they should as most of their customers are foreign tourists. Poured water for all of us as we sat down, charged us for it on the bill, even though not ordered, i refused to pay. Also service charge not mentioned on menu, got charged on the bill, had a argument as it should be voluntary not compulsory. They also brought a big platter of sauces and dips around, don't bother, they'll charge u for everything, they try to force you to have desserts, not very happy with their pushy service, bread was stone cold, avoid at all costs this place, daylight robbery.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 November 2019 via mobile

My sister and I had a great meal and a unique experience! The service was great, the beverages was weird for our first time tasting.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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AkdenizHataySofrasi, Yönetici at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2019
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Thanks my friend I wish you all the best we waiting you next time with regards Akdeniz hatay sofrası ailesi...More

Reviewed 10 November 2019

We had our last dinner here in Istanbul. This place specialises in tradtional dishes from the southern province Hatay. We chose the lamb and rice dish "Tuzda Kuzu" which was outstanding. It is totally enclosed in a small oven made of rock salt and is...flamed at the table. Very impressive!.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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AkdenizHataySofrasi, Yönetici at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2019
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Akdeniz hatay sofrası ailesi olarak; bizleri tercih ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz bu güzel yorumlarınızla onore oluyoruz sizleri tekrar aramızda görmek...More

Reviewed 24 October 2019

It is a popular restaurant, they have been mentioned before in the newspapers The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph etc… Therefore i wanted to try their meals and i’m not disappointed. The hummus was delicious, such as the other mezze i tried (it...was a chilli paste with walnuts). As the main meal i tried a pistachio kebap, which was high quality. Desserts were perfect as well.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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AkdenizHataySofrasi, Yönetici at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2019
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Akdeniz hatay sofrası ailesi olarak; bizleri tercih ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz bu güzel yorumlarınızla onore oluyoruz sizleri tekrar aramızda görmek...More

Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Prices are high, dishes are made for more than one person. waitress was talking too much. Typical tourist trap

Date of visit: October 2019
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Teşekkür ederiz Sizi her zaman ağırlamak isteriz

Reviewed 6 October 2019

We made the point of going to Aldeniz Hatay Sofrasi for lunch on our last day in Istanbul and glad we did. It is out with the normal tourist areas and the menu offers a great selection of genuine Anatolian / Turkish cuisine. The selection...of mezes and main dishes we had were superb with a combination herbs, spices and flavours that were delicious. The service was also first class and our waiters advice and descriptions of the various dishes some of which were not the usual tourist fare was much appreciated given we were the only obvious Western European tourists in the restaurant that afternoon. It is worth the effort to find Aldeniz Hatay Sofrasi bear AkarasayMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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AkdenizHataySofrasi, Yönetici at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2019
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Akdeniz hatay sofrası ailesi olarak; bizleri tercih ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz bu güzel yorumlarınızla onore oluyoruz sizleri tekrar aramızda görmek...More

Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

As soon as we sat down, we had our menus and complementary starters with mains in less than 20 minutes. Food was really tasty but we were extremely impressed with the service, soo helpful and polite, always near by when you need something. In terms...of price and quality, portion sizes for what we got were more than generous, with complementary starters, tea and biscuits at the end, for less than 150tl. I would usually expect this amount to cost at least 350tl so safe to say, we were really impressed!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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AkdenizHataySofrasi, Yönetici at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2019
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Akdeniz hatay sofrası ailesi olarak; bizleri tercih ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz bu güzel yorumlarınızla onore oluyoruz sizleri tekrar aramızda görmek...More

Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

This is a definitely recommendable restaurant in the centrum of Fatih/Istanbul. The cleanliness and service were impeccable and the taste of the was excellent!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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AkdenizHataySofrasi, Yönetici at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2019
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Akdeniz hatay sofrası ailesi olarak; bizleri tercih ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz bu güzel yorumlarınızla onore oluyoruz sizleri tekrar aramızda görmek...More

Reviewed 7 May 2019

I cannot but confirm my past review and experience. A restaurant with two large dining rooms, elegant, well lighted, a pleasant ambience, good food, large choice of dishes at good prices, attentive waiters. A nice experience for those who don’t want to eat in the...same area in the center of Istanbul where their hotel is. The not large number of reviews is due to its distance from the center. Tourists are unwilling to go off beaten paths but the restaurant is definitely not difficult to reach. From Sultanahmet a short ride with the T1 streetcar or with a taxi will get you there (the restaurant is very close to the Historia Shopping Center). Going there will guarantee you a pleasant dinner with the discovery of the Hatay cuisine with mainly local customers (we were there more times and didn’t see other tourists). I strongly recommend it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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AkdenizHataySofrasi, Yönetici at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2019
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Akdeniz hatay sofrası ailesi olarak; bizleri tercih ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz bu güzel yorumlarınızla onore oluyoruz sizleri tekrar aramızda görmek...More

Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

Surprisingly landed in this restaurant. Was on a family vacation. Wanted to eat at any restaurant on the way before I reached my hotel. The food was great, a little expensive but worth it. If you want to treat your loved ones on a lunch...or dinner when in Istanbul. This place is highly recommended. Very cooperative and friendly staff. Ambience is great. Food is excellent. The portions served to us where quite large as compared to other restaurants. ThanksMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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AkdenizHataySofrasi, Yönetici at Akdeniz Hatay Sofrasi, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2019
Google Translation

Akdeniz hatay sofrası ailesi olarak; bizleri tercih ettiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz bu güzel yorumlarınızla onore oluyoruz sizleri tekrar aramızda görmek...More

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