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#43 of 12,068 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Kucuk Ayasofya Liman Cad. No136 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 458 0736
08:30 - 23:15
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant with my family, food is very good.Location of restaurant is perfect. Good sandwiches.

Thank erkinbota96
State College, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to go wrong on food in Turkey. Most food is good. But Ziyababa takes it to a whole new level. It is a small, reasonably-priced restaurant with a smaller menu than many places that cater to tourists. But the food is superb and well worth it. We visited four times and tried most of the menu and... More 

Thank baltit
Torrance, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food at less prices. Server is good. Most of the restaurant in sultanahmed area are pricy and dont even serve good food but ziyababa does not break your pocket and serves amazing food. Vegeterian wont find much options but whatever they have is delucious. My husband had chicken and i had eggplant with rice. Both the dishes were very... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I went to this restaurant because I found it on Tripadvisor. I wanted to know how big the sandwich so I know how many I want to order. The waiter said in a rude way " it is standard size". I do not know what is a standard size, so I asked him how big again. He answered with a... More 

Jerusalem District, Israel
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123 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I went this afternoon with a friend who read a good review on Tripadvisor and i was please wuth what i ordered: lintel soup 5TL and grilled chicken on a sald 15TL. It liked and it was fresh vegetables. Yes I will eat there again.

Thank Marcos Enrique R
Lviv, Ukraine
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Been there early in the morning and had tasty breakfast and turkish coffee. Works from 8:30 in the morning.

Thank Ostap P
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very small quite place. The food was tasty n cheaper than everywhere. Not so easy to find. Can be good for lunch.

Thank Starrr43
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We are three times ate here, it's the best recommendation for the restaurant ;) Easy, clean and tasty. Will be back.

Thank Kdv13
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Atmosphere is great, the waiters were nice (but don't know much english though) and the food was delicious. Everything was grilled just right. Would recommend for a cheap and tasty dinner or lunch.

Thank Andraž R
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We had a early supper here and it was delicious. Prices are good and the food really worth trying. Lamb kebab very good. 👍🏼👍🏼. 2 thumbs up. !

Thank foodmust

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
08:30 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Liman Cad. No136 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 0736

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

Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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