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House of Medusa

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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House of Medusa Restaurant which is situated in Sultanahmet – a neighborhood that it is located in the historical peninsula – is one of the places for reflecting the charm of this historical neighborhood to its visitors in the best and the merriest way.This building which was used as a mansion house previously but tumbled down in the time passed has begun to serve as a restaurant after a restoration that it was started since 1986 and it took a long time such as one year.
US$5 - US$8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We celebrated our new years' eve in the restaurant and were disappointed with the overall quality of the food. The appetizers consisted on a mix of humus that were repetitive and tasteless, the fish was cold and overcooked, and dessert were two small pieces of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CarlosAldea
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice and peaceful place in the Old City, right next to the Basilica Cistern. Authentic bright design outside and inside cafe, delicious food, moderate prices, great service, fast WiFi:) We enjoyed our meal there indeed. Thank you!

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Maryna S
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Nice location in Old City Istanbul. Great service, delicious food (grilled sea bass was excellent). Moderate prices - would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank lucyshane
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner. Ambience and food excellent. Service very good. It’s a nice little outdoor restaurant. I ordered for a grilled fish and it was very tasty. We also ate the lentil sorba, ham burger and lamb kababs. The chocolate cake was something...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank namnam75
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

좋아요 직원 분들도 엄청 친절하고 음식도 맛있어요. 사전정보 없이 그냥 방문했는데 엄청 만족했습니다. 이스탄불에 있는 동안 다시 가고싶어요. Nice place to have lunch&dinner. You’ll have a great time with delicious food. Reasonable price. Servers were very kind and polite. I recommend seafood stew and local...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank sally192018
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Lovely outdoor terrace. Great service. Good selection on the menu but the food we ordered was bland and worse than other cheaper restaurants we’d been too. More expensive than many other options.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We loved the atmosphere, service and the quality of the food so much we ate dinner here 3 nights and breakfast once. My favorite eatery in Istanbul. Great staff too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank leanaalba
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner! The garden is just perfect! Good food and friendly staff. Try hummus and katmer :)

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 210marijanak
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I ebjoyed a lovely lunch here when in Istanbul. I stayed at the And Hotel which is right across the street to this restaurant. They serve really good food and the staff is nice.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank LauraZarzu19
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We stumbled across The House of Medusa, just slightly off of the beaten track we were looking for somewhere to take cover as dark (unusual for this time of year) clouds were hanging over us. We dived in, took cover and minutes later the heavens...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Julie C
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