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Pudding Shop

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Sultanahmet Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34, Turkey
+90 212 522 2970
07:00 - 23:00
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Bangkok, Thailand
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90 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's kine of cafe style but their specialist is all sorts sweet puddings like rice pudding and many many others that I don't know from what they are made they have BAKLAVA, if you want a test of Turkey this is the place it is in ISTIKLAL street

Thank shlomo a
Melbourne, Australia
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2,330 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the fact that the Pudding Shop is not what it used to be, it still serves good food. In the old days, the Pudding Shop was hippie central in Sultan Ahmed. You could swap stories on where to go and how to get there, which was essential in the days before Lonely Planet came along.... More 

Thank Jeffry B
Scarborough, Australia
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111 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Good to place to eat if you are around. Food is very average cant say its delicious. But the vanilla rice pudding is worth a try. Really great customer service!

Thank No0osho
Bridport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had heard of it as a "hippy haunt" so were curious to try it out. In the event (having no Turkish) we went into the kitchen and were able to point to the dishes we fancied trying. We could never have ordered them otherwise. Delicious, largely vegetarian cuisine; we left full and happy. Not too expensive, but not dirt... More 

Thank dmax2015
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12 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I had the Iskender kebab. Tasted quite okay. Still a bit expensive though, I found. And no extraordinary service.

Thank Andreas Ø
Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I came here because of the bubbling review in my Istanbul guide (Frommer's). The place has an interesting history but the food is not so interesting, I asked for a Turkish dish with meat and got some sort of chicken stew with potatoes which was pretty bland. It was edible but not out of this world. Also the prices seemed... More 

Thank Tania S
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117 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Although we sat at a table with Jordanian visitors, we also had the chance to talk to Turkish diners when we asked people around us what they were eating/what it was like (admittedly mainly through mime). we would recommend it and go there again. Luckily, our local guide was a foodie and always had good recommendations in Turkey.

Thank traintravelLondon
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601 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have the impression that this place is living on its reputation and catchy name. The re-heated food is average and it is catering for a mass tourist market following out of date guide books. Not many puddings are offered these days It is a very average sort of cafeteria, serving average food and with average level of service. I... More 

Thank moraira
Leeds, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It has a cafeteria style, but this approach overcomes any language problems. You see what you get! The staff are friendly and helpful. We are vegetarians and we had lots of choice. We had stuffed aubergine and spinach and cheese bake. Both really tasty.

Thank Andy_Bickley
Sydney, Australia
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151 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Our lunch was included as part of a day tour but I would have eaten here anyway. The selection of prepared meals was large and the service was very good. I started with the vine leave rolls and the eggplant with meatballs for my main, both were very tasty and seasoned to perfection.

Thank Theresa D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sultanahmet Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 522 2970

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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