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“Only place in Istanbul I didn't like”

The Han Kebap House
Ranked #5,695 of 13,715 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Las Vegas, NV
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Only place in Istanbul I didn't like”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We stopped at this place for lunch and ordered a stuffed pancake and a mixed grill platter for 2 and our bill was over 200£! On top of that the waiter "reminded" us to leave him a tip when handing us the bill, which was very tacky. The food was bland and meat was dry. This is a total tourist trap. Avoid it and get a better and cheaper meal elsewhere!

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Expensive, but original”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

The lady in the window working the dough is quite an attraction. Also the interior is tastefully decorated in traditional Anatoli an style. The menu is very limited and fast-food-ish, but we tried three different dishes and they were all fine. And, of course, we tried the house-made pancakes.

Of course, being at the foot of Topkapi Palace (just follow a narrow stone-paved lane to your right after you exit Topkapi for 7-8min.) it IS an overpriced turist trap. But then, they managed to add some value to that, and make an authentic experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“cheats”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The restaurant looks good from outside and it attracts people by seeing the cusion's and lady doing the nan's. But the prices very too high. we were fooled by bringing the same dish in a pot with double charge.

There are much better restaurants out there.

  • Visited April 2014
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Paris, France
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The thieves!”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

The cuisine is very basic but the prices........ It is really better avoid this place though it looks nice and cosy.

  • Visited March 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Convenient location for Topkapi palace and tram.”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We ate here on our first night in Istanbul. The food is fine, the service pleasant... but there are MUCH better restaurants nearby for the same price or less.

Just one street away (parallel to the Han Kebap street) you will find many restaurants - I can vouch for two of them - the Pasazade is excellent and the New Hatay is very good (and considerably cheaper than the Han Kebap).

  • Visited February 2014
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