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Sokullu Restaurant

#257 of 12,068 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Binbirdirek Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. Emre Han No. 11/A, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
+90 212 458 3536
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It was our first trip to Istanbul we stayed at Sultanahmet and this restaraunt was located just opposite our hotel. after exploring for a few days we thought we would try this restaraunt, our first experience at this place good the me and my wife decided to eat here for the remainder of our stay in Turkey :) the staff... More 

Thank Saqab
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Sokullu is situated on a charming street in Sultanahmet. We spent many afternoons at the restaurant watching passers-by, playing with the ever present street cats (all friendly) and making friends with the local shop owners next door. The food is excellent and the ambience extremely special. Do not miss this restaurant during your visit to Sultanahmet!

Thank 579Camden
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We had very good time all together with my friends, food was really good, plus on top that we had perfect service and really friend atmosphere.

Thank hero3
Porto Alegre, RS
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, near the blue mosque, but in a quiet street. We had kebab and grilled vegetables, both dishes tasteful and well done. The ambiance is charming, full of Turkish chandeliers. Reasonable price, about 20/25 TL a kebab. We enjoyed very much.

Thank Tamarazambiasi
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We visited Istanbul early Jan 2016 the first morning we woke up to 8 " of snow. After a hard days site seeing the Sokullu was the perfect restaurant close to our hotel. Warm, welcoming & great food, ask for the table next to the wood stove to be extra cost on cold nights

Thank nmg_10
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Our family is staying in the neighborhood and found this excellent restaurant. It has the feel of a lovely, welcoming family business. The service was superb. We had a plate of Turkish appetizers to start and then an assortment of dishes. Stand outs were the pot kebab (to die for) and the sea bream (fish). We will go back again.

Thank lbcpk
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent quality for that price. The place was near our hotel and we usually had lunch there, it was much better than in popular restaurants in the downtown.

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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The setting of the restaurant is cosy and warm, the service is great and the food is good, its also comfortable located near the major tourist attractions and the hotels

Thank David V
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

it is in the heart of old city .So close to Blue Mosque, amazing Turkish traditional foods and great host.........................................

Thank CihanCoskuntuncel
Nevada City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

We had dinner and enjoyed it very much. The Turkish ravioli was good as was the shrimp casserole and the chicken shish kebob. The warm bread was also outstanding.

Thank Frank H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Dizdariye Cesme Sok. Emre Han No. 11/A, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 3536
This is a small family-run restaurant in the center of Sultanahmet - Old City. Menu is mainly existed by plenty type of Kebabs (the local food) and as well as Kebabs, Sea Food and Vegeterian Food is also served with Local, Dry, Red or White Wine, Beer and the Soft Drinks. All the prices are written by local currency, Turkish Lira. We serve lunch, dinner and welcome everyone including the families with children.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighbourhood Profile
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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