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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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Scarborough, Australia
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106 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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116 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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573 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Tokyo, Japan
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80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

There are 40 years ago, when I have visited pudding shop at Istanbul. My Journey of Asia started from here. Today ,after revisiting the shop,I feel the change of my self between the 40 years, and at the same time I remember which do not change. 40年ぶりにイスタンブール・プッディングショップを再訪。 思えばここから私のアジアの旅が始まったのだ。 シルケシ駅に着き坂を上り、導かれるように店に入った当時の事を思い出した。 すでにグンゴーは見当たらず、脇を今様なトラムが我が物顔で脇を走り抜けていく。 この年月に街だけではなく私もプッディングショップの店も変わったが、街中や店に変わらぬ思い出を見出すように、変わらない自分も見つけたような気がした家族旅行でした。

Thank soyaTokyo
Alice Springs, Australia
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1,904 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Pudding Shop or Lale Restaurant, is located virtually at the start of the Hippodrome within the Sultanahmet district. Serving buffet style dishes, just point and pick as many meals as you would like. This makes the restaurant a popular, fast and easy food stop for tourists, let alone the location. It is a little more expensive than some of... More 

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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  • 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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