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Albura Kathisma

Middle Eastern   0.05 miles from Metropolis Hostel 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This stylish restaurant takes its name from the Byzantine emperor’s lodge which once overlooked the Hipppodrome. — DK Eyewitness

Quite a few restaurants in the area now serve regional Anatolian-style dishes, but Albura was among the first and remains one of the best. — Rough Guide

Albura Kathisma is a welcome addition to the otherwise mediocre array of restaurants along Akbıyık Caddesi. — Lonely Planet

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Seasons Restaurant

International   0.07 miles from Metropolis Hostel 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The opulent Four Seasons Hotel has a restaurant that is just as luxurious. It serves Mediterranean cuisine with some Asian influences in an attractive dining room and in the courtyard garden. — DK Eyewitness

A delightful gazebolike glass pavilion in the middle of the manicured garden courtyard of the Four Seasons is the ritziest restaurant in Sultanahmet (and also the most expensive). — Fodor's

Rated no. 1 in Zagat's "Best of Europe" since the book first came out, the Four Seasons' restaurant continues to be a favorite, not only for expats and foreign visitors, but for locals as well. — Frommer's

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Balikci Sabahattin

Middle Eastern   0.09 miles from Metropolis Hostel 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of the few consistently good, high-quality restaurants... still cranking out top-quality treasures from the sea. — Frommer's

Everything works well at this delightful fish restaurant. They have a long and delicious menu, having been in business since 1927. — DK Eyewitness

Grab a seat in the garden of this Sultanahmet seafood restaurant. — Travel + Leisure

A fish joint based on the meyhane tradition but with a more formal standard of service, this restaurant has an excellent reputation for its very simple output of meze and the catch-of-the-day menu. — Concierge

A fish restaurant in the refreshingly down-to-earth streets beside Cankurtaran station, just a five-minute walk from touristy Sultanahmet. — Rough Guide

Yesil Ev

Middle Eastern   0.13 miles from Metropolis Hostel 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Yeşil Ev (Green House) is a local landmark that typifies the spirit of Ottoman luxury. — DK Eyewitness

Located in one of the first reconstructed replicas of an Ottoman mansion in Sultanahmet, the Yesil Ev restaurant takes full advantage (in the summertime) of the luxurious setting. — Frommer's

The charming rear courtyard of this Ottoman hotel between the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya is a perfect spot to enjoy a drink or light lunch in summer. — Lonely Planet

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Sofa Cafe & Restaurant

  0.13 miles from Metropolis Hostel 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Casual and comfortable, Sofa Café offers a break from the hordes of tourists in Sultanahmet. — DK Eyewitness

Candlelit tables beckon patrons into this cosy and laid-back bar-restaurant, which has a roof terrace open in summer. — Lonely Planet

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Giritli Istanbul

  0.14 miles from Metropolis Hostel 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Popular with locals and visitors alike, Giritli offers a prix-fixe multicourse dinner menu of well-prepared Cretan specialties that includes unlimited local alcoholic drinks (wine or rakı). — Fodor's

The multi-course set menu is the only option at this Cretan-style restaurant, but it offers a rich variety of hot and cold starters, as well as expertly prepared fish, served with unlimited local beer. — DK Eyewitness

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Tarihi Karakoy Balik Lokantasi

  0.23 miles from Metropolis Hostel 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The lunchtime café here is noted for its delicious soup (7TL), dished up in a couple of small rooms at the base of a historic han (warehouse). — Rough Guide

Sample the fresh and perfectly prepared fish dishes at this old-style fish restaurant in the run-down quarter behind the Karaköy Balıkcılar Çarşısı (Karaköy Fish Market). — Lonely Planet

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Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine

  0.26 miles from Metropolis Hostel 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of a growing number of İstanbul restaurants specialising in so-called Ottoman palace cuisine, Matbah offers dishes that were devised centuries ago in the royal kitchens of Constantinople. — Lonely Planet

Attached to the Ottoman Imperial Hotel, all dishes served here are based on those prepared in the Topkapı Palace kitchen in Ottoman times. — Rough Guide

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Sultanahmet Koftecisi

  0.26 miles from Metropolis Hostel 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A plate of tasty meatballs, pickled peppers, fresh bread and a spicy tomato-sauce dip costs 10TL. — Rough Guide

Not to be confused with the nearby Meşhur Sultanahmet Köftecisi, this no-frills place near the Sultanahmet tram stop is the most famous eatery in the Old City. — Lonely Planet

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Sultanahmet Koftecisi

  0.26 miles from Metropolis Hostel 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This little, quality dive on the main drag has been around longer than Turkey has been a republic, and after one bite it's easy to see why. It's hard to imagine a simple meatball as delectable. — Frommer's

Almost an institution in Sultanahmet, this restaurant has been going since the 1920s and turns out simple, trademark dishes such as köfte (meatballs), piyaz (beans in sauce) and pilav (rice). — DK Eyewitness

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Tamara

  0.28 miles from Metropolis Hostel 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One such delight is keldos -- a delicious concoction of lentils and beef à la Van from Eastern Turkey. Or the orman (forest) kebap -- a stew of lamb, chickpeas, potatoes, and carrots. — Frommer's

Serves up the region’s puffy breads, herb-flecked otlu cheese, and addictive tahini spread. Eggs baked with spicy soujuk sausage might seem like overkill, but order them anyway. — Travel + Leisure

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Pudding Shop

Middle Eastern   0.29 miles from Metropolis Hostel 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Turkish and Ottoman staples are pre-prepared and displayed in steam tables behind a counter; just point at what looks good. — Frommer's

Service is canteen-style, but the food’s good, it’s right near the major sights and serves alcohol. — Rough Guide

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Mozaik Cafe & Restaurant

International   0.3 miles from Metropolis Hostel 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This restored late-19th-century house with small, sun-dappled dining rooms, cozy furniture, and creaky wooden floors is a delightful refuge in the midst of busy Sultanahmet. — Fodor's

The menu is a patchwork of influences, including Western-style T-bone steak, Mediterranean and Aegean salads, and a host of creative Turkish and Anatolian dishes. — Concierge

Over the years Mozaik has built a reputation as the most stylish restaurant in this part of town. — Lonely Planet

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Rumeli Cafe & Restaurant

  0.31 miles from Metropolis Hostel 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This charming spot on a quiet side street off Divanyolu offers a range of Turkish specialties, including unusual Armenian and Greek options. — Fodor's

This is a delightfully atmospheric restaurant just off the busy Divanyolu. — DK Eyewitness

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Khorasani Restaurant

Middle Eastern   0.32 miles from Metropolis Hostel 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of Sultanahmet's most outstanding restaurants emphasizes the Arab- and Kurdish-influenced cuisine of southeastern Turkey, from where the restaurant's owners hail. — Fodor's

Up stairs, selections from the Ottoman Cuisine,seasonal fish, pasta and stir-fried meals are served. And the top floor is decorated like a café in Nişantaşı with wide square tables. — Time Out

This new, smart standout in a sea of mediocrity brings not only good food, but good recipes from the Gaziantep and Antakya regions of Southeast Anatolia to the neighborhood. — Frommer's

When considering ocakbaşıs, the word stylish doesn’t often come to mind. Succulent, yes. Smoky, sometimes. But stylish? Hmm. — Lonely Planet

If you are staying in Sultanahmet, this is the nearest place to sample authentic southeastern Turkish cuisine. — Rough Guide

Doy Doy Restaurant

Middle Eastern   0.33 miles from Metropolis Hostel 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This is a long-time budget travellers’ favourite which serves all the standard Turkish staples (lentil soup, a range of kebabs and baklava) at commendably low prices. — Insight Guides

Doy-doy is a Turkish expression for "full" and, unlike many other places in tourist-filled Sultanahmet, you can indeed fill up for a reasonable sum at this no-frills spot. — Fodor's

An impressive selection of soups, kebabs, pide (flat bread) in abundance, colourful salads, vegetarian dishes and rich desserts is on offer here. — DK Eyewitness

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Sultanahmet Fish House

Middle Eastern   0.42 miles from Metropolis Hostel 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The salt-baked fish, their specialty and my first foray into this preparation, was succulent. — Frommer's

There are no obsequious waiters at Sultanahmet Fish House and no fancy dress code—just good, well-prepared seafood served in a friendly atmosphere. — Fodor's

A casual, low-key choice for good fish and meze at reasonable prices. The set lunch of fish soup, salad and the fish of the day is a particularly good deal. — DK Eyewitness

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Amedros Cafe & Restaurant

  0.43 miles from Metropolis Hostel 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A sophisticated café-restaurant that’s a world away in ambience to the tourist dives that dominate Sultanahmet’s dining scene. — Rough Guide

This Western-style bistro serves both Turkish and international fare, including Ottoman specialities such as testi kebab (a savoury mix of lamb and vegetables cooked inside a clay pot). — DK Eyewitness

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Tarihi SubasI LokantasI

  0.46 miles from Metropolis Hostel 75 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Step up to the cafeteria-style counter and choose from the inexpensive daily selections, such as chicken with mushrooms or stewed meatballs and potatoes. — Fodor's

Choose from the spread of good-quality hot food in the kitchen on the right as you enter and then grab a seat at a table on one of the two floors. — Lonely Planet

Behind Nuruosmaniye Camii, just outside the main entrance of the Grand Bazaar, this traditional lokanta serves excellent lunchtime food to the market traders. — Rough Guide

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Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine

  0.52 miles from Metropolis Hostel 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Well-run faux- Ottoman place, one of a number of restaurants in the little streets to the west of Gϋlhane Parkı, all offering quite a different feel to the tourist places around Akbıyık Cad. — Rough Guide

Advertising itself as an Osmanlı mutfağı (Ottoman kitchen), Paşazade has long garnered rave reviews from tourists staying in the hotels around Sirkeci. — Lonely Planet

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