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Class Kardelen Restaurant

#473 of 11,653 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Sultanahmet
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Muradiye Caddesi No. 3 | Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 8393
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10:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were stomping around Istanbul and needed a place to eat and as it goes in Istanbul, everyone tries to lure you into their shop. This place served beer so I thought let's give it a go. The stairs to the top terrace are quite steep but oh my were we pleasantly surprised by this place. The food was so... More 

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Thank AFK78
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Always make a point of visiting this restaurant when I'm in town. Despite my late arrival, received the usual warm welcome, especially from the chef who took the trouble to cook my favourite dish. Love the relaxed atmosphere and truly attentive service. Don't be put off by the outside appearance (touristy). Lots of local people eat here which attests to... More 

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Thank Lesley R
Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Ok folks, if any of you have read any of my previous postings, I'm a pretty levelled guy (hope so anyway). This place is a no go if you do not speak Turkish. I had to pay the same bill twice. I was furious and got all the waiting staff to explain that I was not paying the same bill... More 

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Euless, Texas
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80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Spend some time as Class Kardelen Restaurant. Walking in you'll see a wide selection of tempting Turkish dishes on display and being cooked in front of you. Climb up the stairs and find a table on the top floor for a great view of Istanbul while you dine on delicious, home-cooked food.

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Thank Paul H
Heinola, Finland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We had few beers & wine in here on our first day in Istanbul. Service was GREAT! Not flirty tourist kinda service, but sincere kindness! People are really likeable and honest. Ate here on our last day; BEST turkish food we ate during our trip! Highly recommended! Thanks for the staff you really made best ending for our trip :)

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Thank Eve V
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This place is 5 minutes walk from the palace, 10-15 from the Blue Mosque and is very reasonably priced with great food. The restaurant looks slightly unassuming from the outside but trust me the food is delicious.

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Thank Chris C
Piechowice, Poland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I had an opportunity to visit this place in June. When I came in, I was asked to choose a place wherever I want. I decided to take one at the terrace on the first floor. After some time, the other waiter told me that I can't sit on this floor so we went to the upper one. Finally I... More 

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4 Thank Tomasz2205
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This little Istanbul based restaurant and pub became known as our "local" during the last 4 days of our trip to Turkey. We were a group of 10 strong and to say we are heavy drinkers is an understatement. The location was convenient as our hotel was within walking / stumbling distance. You will find it on the corner of... More 

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Thank Edward C
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

After a long walk from Taksim down to Sirkeci area, we basically chose this restaurant because not too many places we still open (and serving a well-deserved Efes beer:). We grabbed a first floor table on the balcony and were welcomed in a friendly, not pushy way. All three dishes were equally tasty, nothing left to desire. Adana kebab, a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

We were are large group of friends in Istanbul on the final leg of a 2 week holiday. We found the Class Kardelen on the first day of our Istanbul adventure, and the rest is history! The vibe, 3rd floor of the terrace, is fantastic, the drinks and food is very reasonable priced and awesome but what drew us back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Turkish, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 02:00
Monday
10:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 02:00
Thursday
10:30 - 02:00
Friday
10:30 - 02:00
Saturday
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muradiye Caddesi No. 3 | Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 522 8393

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

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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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