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Tarihi Sultanahmet Koftecisi Selim Usta

Buyukdere Cad. No:64 Sisli | Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“rice” (4 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“meatballs” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, Halal
$$ - $$$
Buyukdere Cad. No:64 Sisli | Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

I've been here several times and the kofte have always had a wonderful texture and the pilav was properly greasy and flavorful (it's not health food but there is a certain quality to the pilav that one looks for at these establishments). The restaurant is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank halvahcookie
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Read about this place from one of the guidebooks and was quite excited to try it. Nevertheless, it was an extremely disappointing experience. The waiters were rude and the food was bland. For the price, you can get so much better around istanbul. When we...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank russwongg
Reviewed April 12, 2018

You have 1 choice - do you want 1 portion or 1 and a half portion. When you have perfected your product and served it since 1920 why change? I do not understand the comments about value - it is around 7 euros for a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank billthefirst
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I have been to this restaurant already a couple of times over the years. This is probably the oldest and most reputed Köfteçisi in Istanbul, certainly in Sultanahmet area. Don’t expect big time, this is a very simple restaurant, very limited menu : köfte or...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank filipp804
Reviewed October 7, 2017

It is the oldest restaurant in the area but it does not give you a special feeling. It was only good for takeaway for one night

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank JJJJLondon
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I went there on 27/8/2017 for dinner. The meatball is very very very delicious, the fried potatoes also crisp! Efficient !!!! The Ayran is really good taste.Overall is good very good!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank candice0809
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Recommended by our hotel, we ate there twice and surely enjoyed the koftec (Turkish Meatball). Indeed the menu is very limited but if you want a traditional Turkish cuisine, this is the place to go when you are at Sultanahmet area. The place is very...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Al_Jox
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Good and cheap food in the heart of the city centre (sultanhamet). Not a great choice but well cooked. Don't order the green peppers as a side dish because the meat comes with them, too

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank kiads
Reviewed August 28, 2015

I went there due to a recommendation from a friend. The restaurant is neat and nice. It is easy to find because it is close to the popular attractions. They serve nice meetballs for sure! What I really like is their dessert: the rice pudding....More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank Timothy S
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Instead of having a meal at any of the sights and fancy restaurants, try this Koftecisi. It's fun, good köfte, no alcohol. Choose the upstairs room.

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank UlfKjell
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
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  • Address: Buyukdere Cad. No:64 Sisli | Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 2744607
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