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Faros Restaurant Old City

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Divanyolu Cad. No: 76, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 513 9113
07:30 - 02:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having walked past many restaurants we settled on Faros we ordered a mixtures of burgers pizzas and lamb chops. Pizzas were a decent size and the American burger was to die for. Altogether a pleasant experience

Thank Nadeem M
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Things coming slow. We waited 20 minutes for lemonade. Cold food Cats jumping near you while eating...

Thank Ali H
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great food at good price. Very welcoming staff. Awesome place to drink a tea, smoke and eat. They have a hotel the too.

Thank gabrielgv
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Faros is a lovely restaurant on one of the main streets through Sultanahmet. Tables inside and outside available but outside is best for some light food, a glass of wine and some people watching. The usual attempts are made to entice in customers with the menu and charming waiters outside but no real hassle. Food is the usual tourist menus... More 

Thank sligo72
Brooks, Maine
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were out looking for another restaurant when one of the waiters wooed my mother with talk of Washington dc. it seems to be an Istanbul ploy to try and get you to come into an establishment by asking where you are from and then saying they have a sibling or cousin living where you are from. Well it worked... More 

Thank frando89
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

With a nice view of the strolling people, you can sit back and relax while listening to mesmerizing Turkish music. You already feel good until you see the menu, which makes you feel even better. The nice heaters on the terras and the football broadcasting television, make it all even better.

Thank Kevin R
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Nice place, if you use social media, they will give you free tea or something. Nice burgers as well as Baklava

Thank marichanishvili
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were going along Sultanahmet street and see this restaurant with very tasty dish,good music, excellent view and high service. I recommend this place.

Thank julia_ryzh
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

we stumbled accross this place while walking the streets of SultanAhmet. the staff were welcoming but not pushy. great atmosphere. The pizza was by far the best we had in Istanbul. Testi was great even though we are not fans of Turkish cuisin. We definitely recommend this spot.

Thank shuaib123
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I do not understand why the place is so highly rated. Average food at best, quite bland. The prices are to high compared to the quality of the food. Would not recommend.

Thank Huxflux

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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$5 - US$27
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Italian, International, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Divanyolu Cad. No: 76, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 513 9113
A Unique Feast In the PeninsulaStarting the day with open buffet breakfast, the Faros Restaurant menu offer ıts customers a wide variety of choices. From garlic mushroom to prawn casserole, pizza to salmon tagliatelle, cokertme ( sirloin veal kebab stuffed with yogurt and and potatoes) to crepe.Exclusively, with our freshly made cocktails, you can converse in the garden while inhaling the historical peninsula’s mystical air.Sharing Your EnthusiasmFaros Restaurant is also a meeting point for sports enthusiasts. Current matches are shown on full HD vide screen LCD televisions. Friendly and experienced staff are at your service in order for you to have a pleasant time and to share your enthusiasm while delivering great hospitality

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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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