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PRICE RANGE
£12 - £24
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Healthy, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Sultanahmet
0.2 miles from Hagia Sophia Mosque
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best turkish food in Istanbul, excellent service, this place is recommend for everyone🤩 Many thanks for everything guys😘

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had such a lovely time at this restaurant - so much so I had to come back again before I left! The food is excellent, the staff are lovely and not pushy at all, and there is an adorable band of cats that come...and say hi! Honestly couldn't recommend it enough 😊More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Would recommend! Lovely food, friendly wait staff and very cute cats who love fusses. Also included free mezze and dessert, with free house wine on second visit.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hospitality at its finest and lovely little touches to match making the whole evening dinning experience a delight.. A warm welcome, drinks poured, dual hosting, complimentary nibbles and soothing music ‘live’ to boot. I visited this Restaurant based on previous reviews and wasn’t disappointed. Visiting...on 3 occasions and eating altogether different, authentic, succulent, tender, hot and very tasty dishes, I extend huge thanks to all the staff and the chef for adding value to my holiday in this truly amazing/exciting and bustling City. Were I/We ever able to return this would most definitely be high on our ‘dinning out’ list.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an absolutely fantastic meal and evening at Gulhane Sark Sofrasi. The food was fantastic, the best we'd had during our visit to Istanbul, but the staff absolutely made the evening. So friendly, great atmosphere, and lovely company. Thank you and much love from...London!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent experience. The atmosphere is very friendly and fun. There was live music from a very talented singer and guitar player. I had a very tasty cocktail from fresh juice. It was my birthday and the staff made a...very memorable night. I had the sea bass which was nice.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, great service, brilliant live music and fab food! Definitely recommend this one, so many restaurants here have exactly the same food and menus and a hard sell, not here, very relaxed and different choices!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, very welcoming restaurant! Food was delicious and service absolutely fantastic. Best restaurant we have been in Istanbul.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly and nice staff! The service was really quick and the food was really nice. The kunefe was very tasty so I highly recommend getting that :))

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time here, the food is delicious and the staff are really friendly. Deffo a must visit when in the area! Best food I had in Istanbul! 🌟

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time back in Istanbul and our second time back at Gülhane Şark Sofrasi. The service is the best in the city and everyone who enters the restaurant is made to feel welcome and special by all the staff. The food is...delicious and the portions more generous than elsewhere, plus where to start on the entertainment! The guitarist really adds to the whole experience and has the whole restaurant singing along. We can’t wait to return next year and want to say a huge thank you to all the staff for adding to our holiday memories.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located where the trespassing, but never ever skip this place as it’s a hidden gem! Foods were amazing, plus their in-house wine was superb. Baklava was so fresh. The service was the best as we have experienced in Istanbul so far. The...staff were so friendly to our child. A must-visit restaurant in town!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is a bit late as I thought I had done one previously but it is not appearing. I frequented this restaurant many times. Firstly in September 2022. And then again in Feb 2023. I think I ended up eating here about 7 times...over the two trips. It is a cozy place, with great food and friendly staff who even remembered me when I returned in Feb 23. It was around the corner from my hotel, in a great location. So if you like tasty food and cats, then this is the place for you!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The type of place where the owner cares about everyone that walks through the door and the food is kept to a good quality. Just go! It’s hard to separate many of the places so this is a safe space.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average to high prices but large portions and great food! Complimentary pita before meal and tea after. Highlight was the staff- super friendly and chatty. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Gulhane Sark Sofrası is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5