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Kucuk Ayasofya Liman Cad. No136 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 07 36
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lentil soup” (22 reviews)
“kebab” (39 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:15 PMAll hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Kucuk Ayasofya Liman Cad. No136 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

went here twice, first time we had gone in around 10.30pm and as soon as we walked in, he said that they are closed. We asked him what he could give us to TakeAway, he suggested lentil soup, so we took 4 soups and some...More

Thank shaeda_sikander
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is a great little place for very good value and tasty food. A lot cheaper than other places in the area. As mentioned by other reviewers, one of the owners/waiters can be a bit gruff, but don't let that put you off!

Thank cabaret99
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Good service, tasty food. Nobody don't call you from street! Portions are big, and price are low, instead in another places in sultanahmet district

Thank Vadym S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had a breakfast here 3 times. The best melemen and coffee. It's a family cafe near the small Sofya. Good price and fast service.

Thank Fail Z
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

My worst ever experience in a restaurant ever. I wish there was a 0 star. Went in Tuesday evening around 10.30pm for dinner with my husband. As we walked in the owner muttered something under his breath. He looked quite upset. When I asked to...More

3  Thank golden2017
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We ate at couple of expensive restaurants and thought to try the recommended "cheap-eats" on this site. ZiyaBaba didn't disappoint us. The Food were fresh and portion was enormous and on top of that it costs really low compare to other restaurants in SultanAhmet area....More

Thank Bw B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This cafe must offer some of the best value food in the city. They were willing to amend a dish to suit a vegetarian too. The plates full of fresh and flavourful vegetables were delicious. A small menu, but I am certain they could accommodate...More

Thank OceanofCalm
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I was there when looking for a place to have a breakfast. Very good breakfast. Delicious food and excellent service. Cheap and good location.

Thank Jose Francisco S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Nice lunch. Perfect spot near the historical area but at the same time far from the touristic restaurant. It worth walking to have a rest from the day tour. You eat for around 15 TL.

Thank Felipe L
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with a group of hostel people on TA recommendation. I got the omelette with spicy garlic sausage, which was great but more of a starter size. The chicken salad was excellent. There were a few veg/vegan options including an eggplant kebab and a...More

Thank Camilla W
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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Neena S
30 December 2016|
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Response from ITCHINGTON | Reviewed this property |
My wife is vegetarian and we went twice. It's several months ago we went so can't remember how many options there were. When you go in the various ingredients are on display - just tell them you are vegetarian and they will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:15 PM
8:30 AM - 11:15 PM
8:30 AM - 11:15 PM
8:30 AM - 11:15 PM
8:30 AM - 11:15 PM
8:30 AM - 11:15 PM
8:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Liman Cad. No136 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 07 36
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