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Tamara

#271 of 12,344 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Sultanahmet
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6 Kucuk Ayasofya Cd | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 518 4666
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went as part of a very large group. Service was very good and prompt. The food was really good tasty and fresh started with a lovely warm lentil soup simple but delicious had the lamb and chicken both very nice. Desserts was typically traditional what more could you ask for.

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Thank UBrummyZ
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined there as part of the city tours package and we were not disappointed. We had the lentil soup (served with bread), grilled chicken and meat kebabs served with salad and rice, ending with the portion of baklava. If you are in the area try it.

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Thank Mistadizzy
Bharuch, India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

the hotel is close to the blue mosque.we loved chicken pizza and chicken sheesh. you can have enough food for four in 30 Liras you would slightly have an indianised taste...Had dined there almost three times. Our travel agent had done the payments in advance and on third day we were to travel early and wanted to have a refund... More 

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Thank sheetal2707
Cambridge
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I see mixed reviews here. This is one of my favorite restaurants for lunch, so I am not sure about dinner, maybe the quality goes down. I also never go here during rush time, and I am always with a local. That said, I love the selections at Tamara, and find that many of the dishes (tava, for example) are... More 

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Thank MissRich64
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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289 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A delicious meal at this restaurant was provided by Turkish Airlines as part of our city tour. This included starters, main meal, drinks and salad. Whilst some of my colleagues went for the meat kebabs, I opted for chicken and it was delicious! From the happy smiles around the table, it seems as if the rest also enjoyed theirs with... More 

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Thank hoosainnarker
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had great middle eastern food Someone told me that there is delicious middle eastern food in this restaurant so i went there and honestly it was great

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Thank lukebravo
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We were brought here by Turkish Airlines on our city tour. They provided a good meal including drinks, salad, protein, and some fruit for desert. I had the chicken kebab and thought it was delicious! After a morning of walking it was exactly what we needed to refuel for the afternoon portion of our tour.

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Thank cs51516
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stumbled across this place by accident just trying to find some quick breakfast. Friendly staff, great price, so much food and variety. We sat on the rooftop terrace and it was a lovely view, would recommend,

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Thank Kara B
El Dorado Hills, California
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159 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Istanbul tours took us for lunch at this restaurant. It was a free lunch but came with salad, soup, kabab and dessert. Food is tasty and service is fast.

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Thank Soma K
Mumbai
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59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Our operator had selected this restaurant for Lunch enroute our visit to Sultanahmet Square. It is decen place and we loved Soup & Naan. Oranges served post meal were delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Kucuk Ayasofya Cd | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 518 4666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
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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