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“Best local Turkish food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sultanahmet Koftecisi

Sultanahmet Koftecisi
Ranked #99 of 13,373 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$12
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best local Turkish food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I have lived in Istanbul for 6 months and whenever someone asks me for recommendations, this is my first place! Very typical, very local, very cozy (different to combine right?:)). The food is just delicious and it's a great way to start experiencing the Turkish food. It feels like you are eating at some Turkish's place. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Joanalc
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
istanbul
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6,238 reviews
2,793 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9,714 helpful votes
“Used to be a good one”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We we here a few months ago and had some good food.However when we are here again for some late lunch in a very crowded Sunday afternoon we have experienced some service problem as order process and delivery to the table was somehow longer than usual at this place's standarts.We did also observe some lack of communication between the service staff and the kitchen.Food was so and so.This time we are not very much satisfied.

Visited May 2014
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Thank junior1907
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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good local food at good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Great tasting local food, especially the meatballs. Pricing is also good considering its prime location right next to many tourist attractions. One little annoyance was the fact that they auto-added 10% service charge to the bill but I was going to give more than that anyway so I didn't mind too much.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“For Meatball Lover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

The place is always full with food lovers. All the items served here are delicious, their specialty koftas are finger licking good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Make sure you go to Selim Usta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

I think there are a few with the same name, this one has Selim Usta written after it.

Anyway, they work like a machine at lunchtime, quick, inexpensive, ridiculously delicious meatballs, served with bread and a tasty chilli sauce on the side.

My veggie wife had the lentil soup and bean salad, which she said were amazing.

She had to drag me out as I was ready to order another whole plate of meatballs.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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