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Harem Restaurant

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Selimiye Ambar Sok. No. 2, Istanbul 81170, Turkey
310 6800
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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Went to Harem restaurant tonight with friends and enjoyed a great meal. Well cooked and presented by friendly efficient staff. Would return again.

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Thank John C
Tbilisi, Dushet'is Raioni, Georgia
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We decided to eat there after an eager invitation by one of the employees. It's nice place, but a little over-decorated, I felt a little out of pace in my ready-for-a-metal-concert outfit :)) The food was nice and acceptably expensive-because-of-the-location. The waiter was (overly) friendly and helpful, speaking a little of half a dozen language, Georgian among them.

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Thank Mariam K
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We returned to this restaurant after seeing it the previous evening and being impressed with the friendly conversation we had with the host Victor. The staff were attentive, welcoming and friendly while serving delightful dishes. Seek out this place as you will not regret your decision.

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Thank Tony N
Edenvale, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Super food, very eager-to-please waitrons, talented entertainers. I had my last dinner in Istanbul here, and took home delightful memories of their offerings.

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Thank Sadye2015
Chesterton, Indiana
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was near our hotel so we decided to try it for dinner. The menu is available outside to give you an idea of the variety and prices. Disappointed that we had to request bread. I enjoyed a margarita pizza but it was a little unusual with corn on it. My friend had a shrimp salad which appeared to... More 

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Thank Marie A
Belgrade, Serbia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Nice food (although portions of kebabs could have been bigger), interesting interior, especially when it's snowing outside and you are able to warm yourself in front of the fireplace in the middle of the room. We stumbled upon this place trying to get away from the snow and the wind, but ended up going back there the next day too.

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2 Thank Igor T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Pretty from the outside and the most pleasant interior of any restaurant we found in our stay. The waiter seemed friendly and charming but i felt he strongly misguided me into ordering a large, slow cooked, expensive meat dish that would easily have served 4 people. The staff seemed to find it amusing to pour this out in front of... More 

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2 Thank Matt W
Rimini, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

The "Harem's cafe restaurant" , for me, is the best restaurant in Istambul!i've eaten in many restaurants but this is superior to all others!I'm italian, and for the first time, i've eat a pasta better than the Italian's one!Amazing, i can't believe!really recommend to eating here!the atmosphere is magic, the live music is very good, and the service is excellent!... More 

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2 Thank Gianluca1990
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

A really nice,quiet and tasty restaurant nearby the Grand bazzar. it is in the Beyazid area and next to the tram station. great service and worth visiting several times. Not costly but not cheap also. serves Turkish and international cuisines.

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1 Thank Nooh11
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

this restaurant is very good, but the musicians not. because you can't talk with your partner or the other people.

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Thank Gaia G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Selimiye Ambar Sok. No. 2, Istanbul 81170, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 310 6800

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