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“An Authentic Turkish Experience”
Review of Tarihi Cesme

Tarihi Cesme
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Ranked #151 of 13,724 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: US$10 - US$20
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Description: Tarihi Cesme Restaurant is located in the historical heart of Istanbul on the half-island of Eminonu very near to the big sights like the little Aya Sofya mosque and the old Sokullu baths. The restaurant has three storeys and a romantic garden with a view on the centuries old fountain and the picturesque streets. On the menu you’ll find the traditional Turkish dishes; hot as well as cold food. Off course all the kebaps are served, but the restaurant also serves fresh fish, pides and one should really try the house speciality: Cesme kebap. A real treat!We would like to welcome you in our restaurant one day.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“An Authentic Turkish Experience”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We had a relaxed and informal meal tonight at the Tarihi Cesme restaurant. Staff were vey attentive and the food whilst unsophisticated was very enjoyable. For an authentic Turkish experience that will not break the bank you cannot go past this restaurant.

Visited May 2014
Thank FW0203
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Bergen, Norway
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A very good meal”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The restaurat has a great selection on the menu, and the food tasted excelent. We tried different plates and it was all of same quality ( tasteful) Great service and helpful staff. There was a lot of people, It could be smart to reserve a table to be sure..

  • Visited May 2014
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Chalandri Athens
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Good food in descent prices. Kunefe sweet, absolutely gorgeous!!! The atmosphere inside ( first floor) was much nicer than outside. We recommend this neighborhood restaurant !

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank houzolos
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we were quite happy with the service and food. It was a good price even though a lot of tourists seem to eat there. If you order a meze, they will give you a massive bread for free. The kebabs are good too.

Thank feathernz
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“A good neighborhood restaurant”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We visited this restaurant because it was right outside the window of my hotel room and because it was recommended by the hotel. It's a good neighborhood restaurant with tasty, satisfying food. The salad was totally fresh, the meat was flavorful, and the service was friendly and attentive. The vibe is comfortable and relaxed, and the prices are modest.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank hrsch
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