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Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6 | Edirnekapi, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
+90 212 635 7997
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6 | Edirnekapi, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
Neighbourhood: Fener & Balat
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Four visits and counting. This is where we take visiting guests in Istanbul for an excellent dining experience after enjoying the Chora Church next door. The menu of Ottoman era recipes from the Sultan's Palace is fascinating and the quality has always been excellent. Service...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Located just next to the Chora Church museum. It offers authentic & fine Ottoman cuisine. The service was excellent & the food was very tasty. The staffs were friendly & nice. We were very delighted & touched when the restaurant presented us with a bottle...More

Thank prisoncrow
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I am in love with this wonderful restaurant. you will taste wonderful foods. real turkish cuisine. you will love I am sure

Thank 7668sevdak
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

At the beginning they gave us both choice of soups Almond and the other I don't remember the name, both tastes bad The rice was without salt and taste like plastic!! The best thing we ate is the salat !! The restaurant dose not worth...More

Thank A3A93
Reviewed 11 January 2017

While not the everyday choice, the Asitane offer top quality Ottoman food - a fine alternative to kebap and friends. The range of meals is limited, the drinks are far too overpriced, but the food quality is very good. They claim that the recipies are...More

1  Thank BTS1972
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

On a dismal, cold, wet December day visiting the Kariye Camii, this restaurant really warmed us up. It's smart, clean (with a cloakroom, good toilets, etc) and the staff are courteous and friendly. The menu has a seasonal small range of unusual Ottoman and more...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great atmosphere -though the terrace in summer is even better- very good food, professional service. A restaurant I always return to when in Istanbul.

Thank FrenchTraveler001
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious and authentic Ottoman cuisine. Great service and reasonable prices. Do not miss the chance of enjoying real ottoman food

Thank Bilsev M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Next door to the Kariye Museum, Asitane specializes in traditional Ottoman fare. Many restaurants claim to do this nowadays, but Asitane gets it right, using recipe books from the Topkapi Palace, presented only after much experimentation.

Thank batur2016
Reviewed 4 October 2016

To be honest I didn't like the taste of the food. But, I did like the experience. This restaurant specializes in reconstructed Ottoman recipes. Worth a trip if you want to challenge all your preconceptions about food. I had an almond soup with pomegrante seeds...More

Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of
Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community,
the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and
some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art
in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to
witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving
ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene
shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
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Is reservation necessary / required for lunch? We are coming during Ramazan, are they open? Thank you!
28 March 2016|
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Response from Nikolin R | Reviewed this property |
I have not use reservation, but in any case is better to make it.
Hi We are 12 adult from Singapore plan to visit Istanbul on 17/5/2015 . Read about good review by trip advisors contributors whose unbiased reviews always welcomed and appreciated by travellers all over the world. May I know can any one remember roughly how much the price EURO 30 TO 40 WITHOUT WINE PER HEAD IS IT ENOUGH ? The menu from the web side shows some number like 1595 beside each dish not sure whether it is the price in Turkish litra or order code. Christine
27 December 2014|
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Response from rzberger | Reviewed this property |
the numbers (1535) in the menu is the YEAR of the recipe from the Sultan's palace! For 25-35 euros you will eat and drink well. i'd suggest trying to see the CHora CHurch (Kariyr Museum) right next door (might close at... More
maurizio n
Hello. Can I eat gluten-free from your ristorant? thank you
28 October 2016|
Response from Akif V |
I think it is possible but not for all type of foods. Most of them include gluten so, partially yeah, you can have some of them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:45 - 23:45
11:45 - 23:45
11:45 - 23:45
11:45 - 23:45
11:45 - 23:45
11:45 - 23:45
11:45 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6 | Edirnekapi, Istanbul 34240, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Fener & Balat
  • Neighbourhood: Fener & Balat
  • Phone Number: +90 212 635 7997
  • E-mail