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Cheap Good Restaurants near Sultanahmet

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Cheap Good Restaurants near Sultanahmet

We'll be staying in Sultanahmet and was wondering if there are any cheap (around 10 ytl pp) and good restaurants in the area or nearby??

Also we are pretty much interested to try the local street food options... Any recommendations??

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1. Re: Cheap Good Restaurants near Sultanahmet

Go with the street food.

Even not cheap restaurants in Sultanahmet are horrible.

Avoid meat dishes if you are not willing to pay high prices as it will be worst of the worst in quality.

10 TRY pp won't get you much anywhere in restaurants, except for McDonalds.

So street food here is the option to go.

You can go to some small pastry shops, which sell stuff and allow you to sit down and eat. 10 pp should apply there. Avoid Sultanahmet for food though.

Go for small shops where you see turkish people sitting in crammed up from small space during lunch time. These places will be frequented by shop owners and they will have good standarts and quality and cheap prices.

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2. Re: Cheap Good Restaurants near Sultanahmet

In Sultanahmet Sedef Doner is an option, on the main street opposite to Starbucks.

In Sirkeci Sehzade Cag Kebap around 15 TL pp , in Hocapasa district close to Sirkeci Tram station, in a small street parallel to the main street.

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Also, there was one more thing.... Lately there has been news of the ongoing protests in Turkey.... Is it safe to travel right now? Or should i postpone my plans??

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4. Re: Cheap Good Restaurants near Sultanahmet

In Sultanahmet try Baron's. There are two of these restaurants located on opposite sides of Divan Yolu. You can also enjoy meatballs at Sultanahmet Koftecisi, The Doy Doy restaurant is popular with Turkish people for a mid-day inexpensive meal.

I would agree with the previous poster about eating in Sultanahmet. Walking to the adjacent neighborhood of Sirkeci will bring you to restaurants provide better food at much lower prices. You can have a huge selection of foods on Hodajapasha street and not wreck your budget.

A kebob from a streetside vendor or a fish sandwich from near the Galata Bridge is also an inexpensive and satisfying meal.

Also, almost every hotel in Istanbul provides a breakfast. We always take advantage of this. It is included in the price of your room, and can preclude your need to purchase a morning meal.

The issue of the safety of visitors in Istanbul is discussed on a very long thread with the title of safety for people currently in Istanbul. This thread is up-to-date with eye-witness reports of what is happening as well as guides for avoiding potentially dangerous situations as well as the advice such as you seek. I would suggest that you read this thread for a more comprehensive answer to your last question.

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