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Inside the gate to the Spice Bazaar | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
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Inside the gate to the Spice Bazaar | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Pandeli was one of the unique restaurants of Istanbul in Grand Bazaar… It served delicious selections of Anatolian and Istanbul cuisine over 115 years… It was run by the Greek Orthodox family from Anatolia… Queen II. Elizabeth, King of Spain Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia,...More

2  Thank Ahmet G
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It is a very traditional Istanbul Armenian type of couisine. By the entrance of Spice Market. They only serv working hour of the market. You may have best lunches and early dinner. Best cold starters. As main course you may try fish in paper or...More

Thank KorkmazPerk
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We ate at this restaurant back in 2011 when we first visited Istanbul and loved it...beautiful decor and great food. At that time reservations were advised (are open for both lunch and dinner) but read where if you go around 11:30 a.m. they can usually...More

Thank barbara361
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Pandelli placed very turistical place, you dont need to leave turtical area Just for lunch they are serving best of the best traditional old turkish food For me it is the best If you go there , taste first, tandir then hunkar begendi tas kebap...More

Thank tekint
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

A restaurant with decades of history, next to the entrance for the spice market. Good was not special to justify the fuss about it, plus it is quite overpriced. Istanbul offers lots of cheaper places with food of better quality. Service was terrible, we had...More

Thank Konstantinos C
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The restaurant is in the Grand Bazaar, so it's an ideal break if you're visiting the place (which i also recommend). The wonderful staff serves you a good traditional turkish cuisine ! The restaurant is a historic place and nice to see too.

1  Thank domerol
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is a must see place -alone for the beautiful and traditional setting go the restaurant. With either a view on the Bosporus or on the spice bazaar . Only open from 12:00 to 18:00 every day . Small but traditional Turkish menue and cuisine...More

Reviewed 25 December 2015

Not easy to find, inside the Spice Market, we went for a late lunch so we were the only guests. Food was very good, portions were smallish and pricey, compared to other places. Make sure you try the spinach, it is amazingly good.

Thank symph0
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We have made it a point to stop here whenever we visit Istanbul, which has been many times throughout the years. Service, food and atmosphere always combined for an outstanding dining experience, but not so during a recent lunch. Our appetizer combo of six items...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Better than a movie set, and exotically positioned and all but hidden at the northern entry to the spice bazaar. Impressive, and worth the cost for the sake of the experience.

Thank neirret
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Inside the gate to the Spice Bazaar | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
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