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Havuzlu Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Grand Bazaar
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No. 3 Kapalicarsi Caddesi | Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

we were shopping away at the Grand Bazaar and got hungry, then stumbled upon this little gem tucked away in the back of the bazaar. The host was great. service was quick and food was hot and tasty.

Thank Adeel R
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159 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

After a lot of shopping at the Bazar we decided to have some lunch and found this gem. It a great restaurant located in the middle of the Grand Bazaar. It's not quite easy to find, but if you ask the shop owners for the post office they'll guide you there because the Havuzlu Restaurant is right next to it.... More 

Thank AnBe1986
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My family and I visited this restaurant for lunch when we were in Istanbul, in the Grand Bazaar back in August. The place is really beautiful and well decorated and the food is lovely. There are many dishes to choose from and they all look delicious, so difficult to pick only one, so I've picked various to try it all... More 

Thank Rose_G368
Mexico City, Mexico
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place was recommended by a local guide and it was everything it promised to be: local, authentic, delicious. The staff was incredibly friendly, and the manager speaks a total of 11 languages so he was able and more than cheerful about trying out his spanish, though which he recommended the top dishes and the best way for the whole... More 

Thank fernandawashere
New Jersey
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

It's inside the Grand Bazaar & very well known so any shopkeeper can point you to it when you start getting hungry and want a break from shopping. We stopped here for lunch. The server will show you the food line up at the open kitchen window and you decide what you'd like to have & then get seated. They... More 

Thank Maly A
Moscow, Russia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

i always come back here when shopping and taste the unique kazan deepi- not to be missed-very traditioinal decor

Thank Chrysa2013
Cuenca, Ecuador
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318 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is a nice place to stop for lunch while browsing the Grand Bazaar. It was recommended to us by a vendor outside the Bazaar, when we asked for "really good Turkish lunch." The staff is friendly, and multi-lingual -- our waiter spoke very acceptable English, and explained all the meal options to us in terms we could understand (not... More 

Thank MindStorm00
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

The food was excellent. The wait staff was excellent and so accommodating in explaining all of the foods and making recommendations. It was a great place to take a quiet break from the noise and solicitation of the Bazaar.

Thank K5722UQnancyk
Paris, France
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Havuzlu was recommended to us by the shop owners in the bazaar. They serve a variety of traditional turkish dishes and desserts which you choose before sitting. The food was tasty and fast. The variety wasn't that much however, and we wished there would be pickles or some meze's to accompany the dishes...but it looked like it was the place... More 

Thank Moss4000
mattapoisett, ma
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120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This was a nice calm respite from our shopping adventure in the grand bazar. The food is on display and you go to the kitchen window to choose your meal. The food was ok but the atmosphere was a nice calm break from the craziness of the bazar

Thank debbythec

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 3 Kapalicarsi Caddesi | Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
  • Phone Number: 5273346

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

Staying in Grand Bazaar

Neighbourhood Profile
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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