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Bahar Restaurant

#807 of 11,846 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Grand Bazaar
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Beyazit Mahallesi, Nuruosmaniye Caddesi No: 13 | Kapalicarsi, Yagci Han, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 512 74 39
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

You struggle to find this place, tucked in a courtyard opposite one of the many small mosques surrounding the Grand Bazaar, but it's worth the search. A shop owner told me of this place and I stop for lunch everytime I'm in Sultanahmet. The meals are typical cafeteria-style Turkish & Ottoman entrees and the variety of fresh veggie sides make... More 

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Lebanon
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182 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

It's a great place to eat Mezze and sea food. the food is delicious, fresh and tasty but a bit expensive. the staff is very professional

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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

A great place to grab a real Turkish lunch just outside the bazaar - to the left of the Nurosmaniya Gate. Lots of hot meat and vegetable stews in a big glass case inside - just point and it is rushed immediately to your table.

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1 Thank BonnesVivantes
Appleton, WI
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221 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Our tour guide wanted us to eat here and we were pleasantly surprised. This little local haunt had some of the best food! Since we had a group of eight, they set up a table outside for us. It was in an alley and quite memorable. Inexpensive too!

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Thank ma_golfman
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Located just outside grand bazaar. We went there for lunch. There wasn't a big crowd at the time. You just select what you want from the display. Food was fresh and good quality. Rice pudding was heavenly

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Thank Shameer T
Manama, Bahrain
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

This place was introduced to me a a fews years ago when I asked one of the carpet traders in the Gand Bazar, Where do you guys go to eat? I don't want to go to a traditional tourist type restaurant! My friend recommended this place. Ever since it has become the first place I go to before I enter... More 

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Muskoka District, Canada
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

The food was excellent, try the grilled calamari...best I've tasted, as it was very tender! Owner was very welcoming. Would definitely return!

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Thank David W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

My guide took us to this restaurant for lunch and I have been there for lunch so many times. The food are so delicious. The place is small but always pack.

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Thank Kassookoon
Palermo
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Who would have thought? This is the best food in Istanbul! Honest, tasty, fresh, different every day : your home away from home in Turkey. I had this fantastic plate of mashed eggplants, which I mixed with the rice, nuts and raisins and topped it with sweet, fresh, green chili peppers. Please do not stray to poisonous cookeries that will... More 

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Thank sicilianbaroness
San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

The place is not fancy but its location is pretty convenient. It is closed to Grand Bazaar so it is a great option if you are in the area. You select what you want a the display and they will take it to your table fairly quickly. You can take a bit of everything, chicken, lamb, vegetables, rice, etc.Bill: 20... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$146
Cuisine
Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beyazit Mahallesi, Nuruosmaniye Caddesi No: 13 | Kapalicarsi, Yagci Han, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
  • Phone Number: +90 212 512 74 39

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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