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“Sultanahmet dining”
Review of Akbiyik Street

Akbiyik Street
Ranked #230 of 1,051 things to do in Istanbul
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Paphos, Cyprus
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Sultanahmet dining”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

If your staying in Sultanahmet, this is the place to eat in the evenings. It's within walking distance of most hotels and attractions, and the street is packed with restaurants both sides. You'll have to run the gauntlet of those trying to attract you in to each establishment, but take that in your stride and pick somewhere with a table that you can people watch from or, depending on the time of year, that has either patio heating or a fire inside. Don't worry too much about scrutinising the menus of individual restaurants; they are all pretty much the same at similar prices.

Visited October 2013
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Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Restaurants Aplenty”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed at the top end of the street at the Alaturka. Most days we would walk this street passing an endless number of restaurants and small shops. Everyone is very friendly, especially the Restaurant operators later in the day who you want you to eat in their restaurant. If not interested just keep walking. All very quaint and lots of good banter.

Visited September 2013
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Great place to find food and watch the world go by”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Most of the restaurants in this street are have similar menu's & prices, so the art is to pick the ones with the most comfortable seats & best atmosphere. It is quite fun watching the antics of the waiters trying to attract customers (especially the girls) it their establishments.

Well worth seeking out.

Visited July 2013
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india
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“Riad side cafe and restaurants ”
Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

This street is a nice touristic street lined up with lots of cafe's and restaurants. The food is mostly local with not much international flavour. The mood here is quite sombre throughout the day and evening . Not a happening street per say.

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