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Semazen Doner&Cafe

Divan Yolu Cd 5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34200, Turkey
+90 212 526 18 70
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good15%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible37%
22 Jun 2017
“Average food, small quantity overpriced ”
20 Apr 2017
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Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
££ - £££
Divan Yolu Cd 5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34200, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We went out for an evening meal and ended up at semazen. The chicken was undercooked and very bland. We also ordered chicken donner in Pitta bread which was dry and bland. Stay away if possible.

Thank Imran M
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered Lentil soup, vine leaves, shrimp casserole, and pasta carbonara. Soup was average, shrimps were tiny sized (not good) and was not good, the pasta was horrible with heavy oily tomato sauce and no veggies, as for the stuffed vine leaves they brought only...More

Thank suuzanna
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Not joking don't waste your time and your money in this awful place!!! -I never tasted such a disgusting meat it is probably human flesh !! - no sauce: KEBAB is dry and so tasteless! - waiters don't care about the clients Conclusion: if I...More

Thank Mimouna96
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A lot of the touristy restaurants around the main streets and squares of Sultanahmet seem a bit interchangeable, but I’m yet to have a bad meal in any of them. In fact, Semazen’s was probably the best, perfectly grilled lamb for about 25 lira. Staff...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This Doner and Cafe is the stomachs best friend, not only for poor travelling students but also for the more successful tourist who wants to get the feel of simple wholesome and inexpensive Turkish cuisine. I loved everything about the place from the old wooden...More

Thank Fatimai
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Yes, it is overpriced. Yes, we have waited for our food a bit too long. But was it worth it? Absolutely. Usually, I plan beforehand which restaurants/cafes to eat at, mainly because I'm vegan, but also because that's just my nature, but this time the...More

Thank Veronica1251
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

At first the food was cold and i told him to make a new one and guess what? It was cold again. The food was somehow ok but i dont recommend it because of its overpriced menu list .my mistake was i didnt read the...More

Thank muhammed a
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I tried many Kebab and Shawarma Restaurant, and I find Semazen Doner & Cafe the best provider of those plates, especially the Iskandarani Shawarma menus. Well served within minutes, with a good welcome, and excellent location just beside SultanAhmet Historical Area. An excellent Budget Restaurant...More

Thank Zied_Dahmani
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Mainly Shawarma is there. We tried one Saj Chicken and one Mutton Shawarma. It is really tasty but overpriced. It comes with potato and salads.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Uninspired food served lukewarm by indifferent staff. Portion size and general presentation not nearly as it looks on the photos in the menu. I know better than to stop at a place like this in the middle of the tourist drag - why did I...More

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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
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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  • Address: Divan Yolu Cd 5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34200, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 526 18 70
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Semazen Doner&Cafe is very close to sultanahmet square and sultanahmet train station. we are on main street and at the corner, in front of firuz aga masque
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