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“One best place to dine or grab n go in Istanbul ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Makarna Sarayi

Makarna Sarayi
Ranked #547 of 13,374 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One best place to dine or grab n go in Istanbul ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

I make sure to visit and eat here whenever I get to be in Istanbul. Just keep coming back to this place as their food are great and delicious and has the good value of money in a tourist area of Sultahnamet, along with some expensive cafes and restaurants around. It's a busy place and almost always packed but staffs attends right away. Make sure to come and eat here, near Cemberlitas tram station. I loved the best doner, lentil soup and pomegranade juice.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding Falafel, Great Doner!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Falafel is not easy to find in Istanbul, but the falafel here was outstanding. Hot and crunchy on the outside and perfectly tasty on the inside. The doner plates (porsyon) were moist and tasty as well. Service is fast and the price is right!!! I went back twice.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Islamabad, Pakistan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect all-rounder restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

This restaurant is located near the Blue Mosque and Hagia-Sophia in the Sultanahmet area. But is closer to one of the entrances of the grand bazar. To be precise, it is in the street opposite the Cemberlitas tram station. It was one of the two restaurants in Istanbul that we visited which served a variety of international dishes including pasta. The name itself (Makarna Sarayi) means Pasta Palace. The food was basic and was already prepared, however, this meant that their service was quick. The restaurant had very reasonable and clean seating and also seating on the rooftop. Prices were decent, especially concidering the large helpings. The menu includes rice, chicken, lamb/chicken kebabs, falafel rolls, etc.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Troy, New York
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great falafel,juices,very affordable.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

A very affordable place in the expensive Sultanahmet district. Falafel costs 6-8 TL, juices 3-5 TL, mezzes too looked good.

Visited April 2013
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kuwait
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious Turkish Pasta and falafel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

Fresh pasta displayed in an open buffet style with spinach, cheese, chicken, beef, bell peppers, eggplant..etc. Crisp delicious falafel served with yummy homos dip, flat bread and yogurt. My order of iskender kebab was tasty and the meat was pretty tender. The restaurant has three level cozy seating with daily evening performance by whirling Dervish on the 3rd floor..very entertaining. Restaurant ambiance is welcoming and menu is reasonably priced. Conveniently located just across Cemberlitas tramway station in Sultanahmet.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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