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“Outstanding value and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nuran's Design Gallery Cafe

Nuran's Design Gallery Cafe
Ranked #5,255 of 13,378 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Baltimore, MD
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding value and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

We were lost in the neighborhood of Nuran's Design Gallery Cafe, and the proprietor, Ayce, approached to help us. She ended up offering unsolicited to walk us a couple of blocks back to our hotel. A night or two later we ate at her restaurant. It is a very casual but comfortable atmosphere with an open kitchen. We had the menti (Turkish ravioli in yogurt sauce) and other really tasty dishes. The price was extremely reasonable.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank charliecoop
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Kyiv
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Good price/quality ratio and very tasty food with a pleasant service. Small but nice place at the back street of Sultanahmet close to Tashkonak Hotel and Suites.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Hlib V
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful Turkish Home Cooking.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

This is a small, family run cafe/restaurant one street down from the Arasta Bazaar.

The food served here is absolutely wonderful. Genuine Turkish Cuisine cooked to perfection.
The selection of dishes was limited as we visited well out of season but the dishes available were of the best quality.

The owner is very friendly and does all the cooking herself.
Prices for both food and alcohol were very reasonable considering the Sultanahmet District is an expensive area.

The restaurant is an outlet for a small selection of handmade Turkish dresses and jewellery which ads to the charm of the place.
A number of Hookas hang from the wall should you wish to indulge and for the musically minded, a bağlama is never far away.
The atmosphere is very relaxed and the family are not 'pushy' trying to get you to spend more money.
The building where the restaurant is situated is for sale so hopefully if and when it is sold the Nuran Restaurant will continue to trade.

I really wanted to award this gem a 5 star rating but the out of season limitation on the number of dishes available and a couple of occasions when there was a slight mix up with our order has reluctantly resulted in the 4 stars.
Should you visit during the season, I am sure you would consider this establishment worthy of 5 stars.

So, in brief, Nurans' Cafe/Restaurant is a fantastic, reasonably priced, small, family run establishment offering wonderful cuisine and well worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank tatilimiz
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Chisinau, Moldova
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great home cooked Turkish food in a quirky setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012 via mobile

We had a little trouble finding this, seems like the pin on the map was slightly off- but when we went back to the hotel the concierge had no problem pointing us to it. The gallery part is like a kitschy family style Ottoman apartment. The prices are cheap compared to what you can pay in the neighborhood. We had lentil soup (5 lira) and the stuffed eggplant with meat and a plate of little Turkish raviolis (menti) - both mains about 15 TL and absolutely delicious. Beer 8TL for .5 and 6TL for .33. The hostess/ cook was charming and warm. We ended the meal by playing checkers on the set on the shelf behind us. Some people came for take out trays while we were there. The closest we will ever get to a home cooked meal here!

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1 Thank Andrea F
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Turkish food ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Best homemade food ever! Food was amazing. The service was excellent. You know you're in for a special treat when the restaurants is family run. I think the wife is the chef and the husband does the rest!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank KodiK
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