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Saray Muhallebicisi

#125 of 12,349 Places to Eat in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Beyoglu
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Istiklal Cd. No: 173 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 292 3434
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Cape Town, South Africa
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Since my first travels to Istanbul back in 2007, Saray Muhallebicisi always comes highly reccomended. This particular branch has a few stories and endless options of sweet treats. I always come back for the "Trilece" dessert - althought not really Turkish (its roots are in the Balkans and is a cousin of the South America Tres Leche desserts) it is... More 

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Thank Ibti_za
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While walking through istiklal street you would need a stop to get back your energy. This place has all kinds of sweets. Although they don't speak english but we managed to get what we want since all is displayed in front of you. Their prices are relatively very good.

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Thank BespokeVoyage
Romania
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime we visit Istanbul we go this place, located on Istiklal street, minimum one-two times. The staff is very nice, food is good and sweets are excellent (also tea and coffee).

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Thank Gianina2505
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I think that Saray have very nice baklava and kadaif but,the service is not so good,and the prices for micro portions is very high.

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Thank sani97
Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place..... Each time I go to Istanbul I must go there and eat sweets sepcially baklava. The staff are very friendly and nice. The food quality is great. The turkish tea they serve is different from most of similar places. It is just great to spend hours there and enjoy the qaulity sweets and drinks.

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Thank Ahmed K
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had two very contrasting experiences at this restaurant. The first time was great: welcoming and attentive staff, comfy seating on a cold/wet day and tasty food at good $ value for dinner. Thoroughly enjoyable. The second time we unfortunately were served by a very rude and obnoxious waiter, who was so abrupt and dismissive towards our daughter (strike 1)... More 

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Thank kjpdavid
Haifa, Israel
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

great dessert place but do let them shuffle the mineral water to your bill if you do not want the water simply say no

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Thank Elie H
Beirut, Lebanon
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit Istanbul I make sure to pass by. This time I tried the one at Osmanbey, and it was wonderful. I advise visiting.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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347 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

From the name of this restaurant you can know that it's a place for sweets, but we had a long shopping day at istiklal street so we wanted to find a good place for a lunch, we choose this restaurant, the staffs are friendly and welcoming, the restaurant is full almost anytime, and hard to find a place, the food... More 

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Thank Manoul
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A busy patisserie type place, with a comprehensive menu. Watch what the locals have - mainly, the excellent Doner sandwiches, cheese fondue and the desserts - follow their lead, and you'll be more than satisfied. Probably the best place to break your Istiklal shopping visit - we went several times!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istiklal Cd. No: 173 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 292 3434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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