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The House Cafe Tunel

#909 of 11,913 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Asmalimescit Mah. General Yazgan Sok. No:9 D:1-2 Istiklal, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
09:00 - 01:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Ate here a couple of times during our last visit, the food was always spot on and they had some excellent (if pricey) wines

1 Thank RnA31
Rome, Italy
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

in the heart of the hip Tunel neighbourhood, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, they have a large menu, for breakfast lunch and dinner, including entrees and "meze" appetizers, a large selection of beers and wines and the only place in Istanbul offering oatmeal (porridge) for breakfast, which is usually cheeses and meats and the like. Big outdoor... More 

Thank 56monkeys
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Staying at the nearby Marmara Pera Hotel this area is thriving with independent cafes, bars and restaurants. We found The House Cafe for a late lunch after arriving from London. We went for the Meze and were not disappointed, Good portion sizes, tasty food and very reasonably priced with attentive service. We returned for breakfast a couple of days later... More 

Thank DJSMc
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

We had a lovely diner at this upper scale resarant. The food was good. The price on the high side for Turkey but norma for Europea standard.

Thank F R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

Our last lunch in Istanbul, after seven days of eating - we wanted just nice, simple and quiet food after days of eating meat. The place is in a great place, and we're really sorry we haven't seen it before. The food offered is fusion, and we had lentil soup, risotto with goat cheese and some nice stuff (awsome!), chicken... More 

Thank Čovek M
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Probably the best House Cafe in Istanbul..intimate ambience, excellent service, very tasty food. Located 100 meters from the famous Tunel in Beyoglu..(just go straight ahead thru the passage, last door on the left) across from Picante. It has a varied, cosmo menu, and an excellent wine list, two small outside terraces, fast and free wifi and large open windows so... More 

Thank Shai S
Washington DC
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

Here is my experience in brief...my husband and I ordered food, attempted to eat the food and left practically everything on our plates. I could have sworn the chef doesn't know the meaning of salt and pepper or any other seasoning for that matter. I'm talking bland, hospital quality food people! The House Cafe was a complete waste of the... More 

Thank msritajd
Bodrum, Turkey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

The food at House is awesome food. I like to sit outside and be around the locals. The only down side is the service is just ok but I found that a lot of resutrants in Istanbul.

1 Thank Mushanksy
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We ate at House twice on this trip to Turkey. The menu is interesting and the food is quite good. They also offer a good selection of wine and beer. Menus are printed in English as well as Turkish. The best thing about this House location is the decor. It's lovely, bright and modern. The tables are nice and not... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Always a good sign when the tables are full and places across the street are deserted. Says it all. We got a table for two inside which was fine as we were by the window. Good menu , quick service and very tasty food. Oh, and nice red wine.

Thank Peter G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asmalimescit Mah. General Yazgan Sok. No:9 D:1-2 Istiklal, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: 2459515

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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
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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