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Khorasani Restaurant

#55 of 11,842 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Discover Istanbul
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Divanyolu Ave. Ticarethane St. No:39, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 519 5959
09:00 - 23:00
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Nea Makri, Greece
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73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

As the title said cozy kebap restaurant with plenty dishes to choose with the prices keeped normal in a tourist area. The staff was great the food was awesome you can dine inside or outside. It's 2' by feet from aya sophia and blue mosque and also sultanahmet tram line (T1). keep in mind if you choose to dine outside... More 

1 Thank mambaAthens
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were referred to this wonderful restaurant by some local folks we met via our hotel. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is lovely. Thank you Mehmet for your wonderful service today. We wish you and the rest of Istanbul a peaceful new year! We will definitely stop by on our next visit to Istanbul.

Thank BorisKe
Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The restaurant is located on a tiny picturesque street. The food was great and there were a lot of choices on the menu, including some vegetarian-friendly dishes.

Thank Jenna M
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Best meal we had in Istanbul. Excellent food in the Sultanahmet district. Probably a tourist location as our hotel concierge recommended this; doesn't matter to me the food was memorable.

Thank Jon C
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198 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Hard to distinguish one restaurant from another on this row of many Turkish restaurants, but thanks to Trip Advisor I had lunch at Khorasani and made the right pick. I'm merely validating what others have said here -- excellent Turkish food, friendly service and excellent location. I ate there for lunch but it is probably a great destination for dinner... More 

1 Thank glbtrvler
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very good Turkish food, friendly service, beautiful Turkish wine which did go very well with the lamb and the food in general.

2 Thank Robert-Jan V
Saudi Arabia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing reception and food, I ordered wrong dish and they change it without charging me, I was impressed, lamp chops and fish were really good.

Thank Obatayyah
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

On our final night in Istanbul we decided to fin d a restaurant close to our hotel and my partner came across some good reviews online for Khorasani, so we booked ourselves in! Located on a side street off Sultanahmet Sq amongst other bustling restaurants it will appear to be touristy, but it was not super busy! Really nice open... More 

Thank SabinaB1979
Amman, Jordan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant in Istanbul , i ate there 4 days in a row , tried different plates and all tasted amazing and above all very professional and friendly staff , i highly recommend it and will defenitely come back again

1 Thank Tira T
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I tried the restaurant in my first and last day in Istanbul , It was the best restaurant i have ever tried in Istanbul

Thank Asma A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Divanyolu Ave. Ticarethane St. No:39, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 519 5959
"Ask most tourism representatives, restaurateurs, and waiters in Old Istanbul to recommend a restaurant, and most will offer Khorasani Kebab&Grill and Steak House. This restaurant has been a part of the Sultanahmet gastronomy scene for many years and is famed for its Turkish BBQ (the ocakbaşi), tender kebabs, and freshly prepared mezes. While the menu caters to a range of culinary interests, if you want a unique dining experience then ask to pick out your mezes and kebabs from the kitchen counter and have the chef cook your kebab over the BBQ's open fire inside the restaurant. Another popular dish from the coals of the BBQ is the Testi Kebab. As featured in New Zealand's World Kitchen TV show, this flavored meat and vegetable casserole is sealed in a clay pot, slowly cooked over the BBQ coals, and cracked open before the eyes of diners. Check out the video under "We in Press" on the Khorasani website for more information about the kebab from Central Anatolia. Khorasani also has a great wine menu and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner." Afar.

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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