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House of Medusa

Yerebatan Caddesi No:9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 511 4116
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mixed meze” (8 reviews)
“veal” (5 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (5 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
09:00 - 23:59All hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Yerebatan Caddesi No:9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Maybe the best around historic center area. I fell in love with their open air area - not crowded and relatively quiet. Well, their signature pumpkin flowers and cherry rolls were not bad also. But for me, most valuable was setting and air

Thank Borys B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I visit Istanbul I make sure to have one or more stops at Medusa. Perfect location with a beautiful garden and decoration. Friendly staff and amazing food ! Great ambiance, I will definitely visit Medusa again and again.

Thank Reine N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome view. Tucked in a small side street at the top of a hotel. Worth the explore to find. Fish was awesome, bones and all. And the half litre of beer exceeded our initial thoughts of being a bit pricey.

Thank dappertravelbugger
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by one of my boyfriends friends. It is located in Sultanahmet. We ordered Kebab and I have to say it was very good. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very cozy and it's not too expensive. The service is...More

1  Thank AnBe1986
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Every time I visit Istanbul's Old City, I make sure to stop at Medusa for coffee, beer, and a consistently excellent meal. While I almost always order the mezze platter as well as stuffed pumpkin flowers, the entrees are also delicious. The service is very...More

1  Thank Andrew V
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The veal was amazing, and the prawns were fantastic. However the Manti was out of this world. Great culinary experience. Beautiful ambiance eating in the courtyard. We really enjoyed the food.

Thank Farjad A
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is a few steps away from Basilica Cistern. There's a small garden outside where you sit and eat in a very romantic atmosphere. The service is very good and the food is really nice. We tried most of the appetizers and they were...More

Thank MyriamS1980
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Very detailed garden with peaceful environment. Tasty food: we had lamb kebab and pasta salad, very tender n nicely cooked. Turkish rice n bread! Staff were friendly!

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 11 September 2016

ate dinner here in the evening a couple of times. Lovely quiet garden lit with lanterns just across the road from the hagia sophia. Friendly attentive service and everything we ate was delicious

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Was a great experience I loved the shrimp gratin U should give it a visit and u will love it It is great for family and couples

Thank MsHowida93 .
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:59
09:00 - 23:59
09:00 - 23:59
09:00 - 23:59
09:00 - 23:59
09:00 - 23:59
09:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yerebatan Caddesi No:9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 511 4116
  • E-mail
House of Medusa Restaurant which is situated in Sultanahmet – a neighborhood that it is located in the historical peninsula – is one of the places for reflecting the charm of this historical neighborhood to its visitors in the best and the merriest way.This building which was used as a mansion house previously but tumbled down in the time passed has begun to serve as a restaurant after a restoration that it was started since 1986 and it took a long time such as one year.
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