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Sultanahmet
0.8 miles from Fatih Mosque and Complex
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The place where one’s strength is drawn from, where one feels at home, where you are your most authentic self is here at Querencia Restaurant the heart of international & turkish cuisine . serving you the best quality in a great friendly warm atmospher welcom
PRICE RANGE
£0 - £7
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Mediterranean, Turkish, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 24 February 2023 via mobile

We had dinner many time here, all maincourses was delicious and nice presented with kinds people in service

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

Very good meal and especially nice and friendly personnel. Recommended. We had Turkish wine with our food and all was quite good.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023

We came here three times during a week long trip to Istanbul. Everything we had was excellent, and the owner and his brother are quite friendly, ready to fill you in on everything about the food and their city.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2022

We love eating here as the food here is Excellent and plenty of choice . Sabrina has looked after us as well as all the staff. They are friendly helpful and their English is very good. Please come here for a great experience.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Querencia Restaurant, Sahibi at Querencia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2023

Querencia Restaurant would like to thank awesome customers like you for your amazing review . We are so grateful for the pleasure of serving you We truly appreciate your presence and look forward to having you again between us at Querencia Restaurant

Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Quick and friendly service. However the food was really very poor and especially for the prices charged. The steak was low quality and came well done even when medium rare was asked for. Even the hummus was not very good. Overall ended up being poor...value for money.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 November 2022 via mobile

I happened upon this place on Thanksgiving which had been complicated by a positive Covid test in our group. I had been tasked with finding some takeout, possibly a kebab or two if we were lucky for our thanksgiving dinner. My hopes were not high....My only requirements were food that could be taken out and I was hoping for something with chicken. I ordered from a menu that was similar to all other menus we had seen on the street. I noticed that the prices were a bit higher than other places, with the most expensive entree still less than $13.50 USD. Everything was packaged nicely and we were very happy to see plastic silverware. But wow!! The food was sooooooo good!! Everyone liked the dishes they ordered and my entree, a chicken dish with apricots, figs, currants and almonds served with rice pilaf and a green salad is the best thing I have tasted after 5 days in Istanbul. So delicious! So thankful that I gave this place a try! Cannot recommend more highly!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Querencia Restaurant, Sahibi at Querencia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2023

Querencia Restaurant would like to thank awesome customers like you for your amazing review . We are so grateful for the pleasure of serving you We truly appreciate your presence and look forward to having you again between us at Querencia Restaurant

Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

Unfortunately we had a not so good experience here. My fiancé ordered a linguine pasta with sea food - in the menu with a photo with shrimps and squid - however served absolutely without any seafood at all. After asking a new plate was served...with the same but spiced strongly… The dish was removed from the bill but it ruined the dinner.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 15 November 2022 via mobile

Small place with nice and friendly people. The food is good. You can also serve beer or wine and smoke hookah. Thank you very much

Date of visit: November 2022
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Querencia Restaurant, Sahibi at Querencia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2023

Querencia Restaurant would like to thank awesome customers like you for your amazing review . We are so grateful for the pleasure of serving you We truly appreciate your presence and look forward to having you again between us at Querencia Restaurant

Reviewed 4 November 2022

The food and service was perfect! The hospitality from the owner are amazing, we even received a complimentary appetizer and turkish tea. I stayed in Istanbul for 4 days I came to here twice! The kebab definitely is one of my favourite. highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Querencia Restaurant, Sahibi at Querencia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2023

Querencia Restaurant would like to thank awesome customers like you for your amazing review . We are so grateful for the pleasure of serving you We truly appreciate your presence and look forward to having you again between us at Querencia Restaurant

Reviewed 26 October 2022 via mobile

The food and the service was so good! Whatta great way to spend our last 36 hours in Istanbul 🇹🇷❤️ thank you! Had the beef, chicken, soups, coffees, teas! Haha ✨

Date of visit: October 2022
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Querencia Restaurant would like to thank awesome customers like you for your amazing review . We are so grateful for the pleasure of serving you We truly appreciate your presence and look forward to having you again between us at Querencia Restaurant

Reviewed 2 October 2022 via mobile

I dont understand the good reviews. Food was average at best, small portions and overpriced. We ordered two menus each just to be full, the fries was soft(not crisp)

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022 via mobile

I had 2 meals cause I’m greedy. Penne arabiata and lamb kebab, both were absolutely beautiful and full of flavour. Will visit again next time I come in 6 months. I even tried a olive dish that was very nice for the first time.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Querencia Restaurant, Sahibi at Querencia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2022

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Reviewed 27 August 2022

Excellent food, excellent positioning. But what makes it special is the staff and the extraordinary service

Date of visit: August 2022
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Querencia Restaurant, Sahibi at Querencia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2022

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Reviewed 26 August 2022 via mobile

Friendly staff, Very nice food and fast service close to Agia Sofia and all major monuments! Totally recommended! Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

We had the tastiest food here. The salads were great, then we had the Beyti kebab and chicken shish kebab. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes, Querencia Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Querencia Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5