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“Simple food for a good price”
Review of Tarihi Cesme

Tarihi Cesme
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Ranked #119 of 13,475 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
Breda, The Netherlands
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359 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Simple food for a good price”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Restaurant where we ate a couple of times because it was close to our hotel, nice people and good price quality. We especially liked the mezze, served with the typical very thin bread (it's like a balloon, it looks huge, but is mostly air). The food is simple but good. Only tourists, no locals, but who cares.

Visited May 2014
Thank Jaja000
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English first
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3 reviews
“Very good at a very good price ”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner and it was halh the price of the area and best food yet !
The athmospfere was relaxed and friendly , we recomand it !

Thank Casian R
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Melbourne, Australia
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86 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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77 reviews
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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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Thank KurtE4
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Chalandri Athens
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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