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Old Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant

Cagaloglu Hamam Sokak No 17/J, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 514 55 00
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef clay pot” (14 reviews)
“moussaka” (13 reviews)
Seafood, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cagaloglu Hamam Sokak No 17/J, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I find it on trip advisor , very very good traditional and famous turkish food . I suggest ti every body .

Thank payam f
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolute favourite place I have eaten at in Istanbul the owner is so nice and gave us a free desert!

Thank lee823
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

if you expect to find the restaurant on the main street, you are wrong. Actually it doesn't need this. Because is so famous you must find it. The atmosphere was really great, old turkish music, delicious food and polite staff. Certainly we will retourne.

Thank SorinZaharia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great evening at the restaurant. Very friendly staff, great food. we had the beef in the clay pot, loads of different delicious Mezes, Ottoman special (v good), etc mixed grills. We were offered a free dessert Our ratings are 5* for each...More

Thank MontyWsx
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hospitality was very good! The waiters made jokes, talked to the guests and we got really Nice service. The food was the best I had in Istanbul by far! Absolutly the best restaurant in town

Thank EspenOl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're strict vegetarians from India and enjoyed our meals thoroughly. The staff was very warm and also kind enough to offer us free dessert.

Thank Umang A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go to Istanbul almost every winter and l definitely visit Old Ottoman restaurant best food hospitality Friendly l badly recomend. Thank you to Erol And Duran And best shef apo usta.. see u soon

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended to visit this place and wasn’t disappointed! Very cosy and welcoming place, great atmosphere and friendly staff. I had meze and fried vegetables and they were perfect and super tasty, real Turkish food!

Thank Anniina P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I had a lovely experience dining at this restaurant. We had slight difficulty finding it as it is tucked on the side of the main road but it was worth it. The food was excellent. You can find kebabs at any Turkish...More

Thank Nihad T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many restaurants in different places in this world but my experience in Old ottoman is exceptional! As one of the reviewers says here, my brother and I felt like we are part of their family. The food portion is good, the...More

Thank ArwaSaud
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Muhammad A
7 December 2017|
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Response from Julija U | Reviewed this property |
Hi Muhammad, I had baked sole with vegetables, which was fantastic,,,also they have very good seabass baked in salt and huge variety of vegetable dishes very Ottoman style :) One of the best food in Istanbul & not pricey at... More
2 August 2017|
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Response from Claudia M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely yes. Don't miss this place. The best restaurant in town. Don't expect a fancy place though, is just a normal place with the best food I have ever tried. The service is also amazing and the prices very good.
Khalid M
15 January 2017|
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Response from Duran_60 | Property representative |
Hi. Around 60 Turkish Lira
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cagaloglu Hamam Sokak No 17/J, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 514 55 00
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