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Altan Sekerleme

#162 of 12,768 Places to Eat in Istanbul
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Neighbourhood:
Grand Bazaar
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Kiblecesme Caddesi 96 | Kantarcilar, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 5909
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09:00 - 23:00
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Turkish delight (lokum)we've tried everywhere else has been rubbery, chewy and tasteless compared to the soft, heavenly pillows of confectionary genius at Altan Sekerleme. The pistachio is king, but the samples of rose petal flavored and orange flavored lokum were also delightful and I usually don't even like rose. This place isn't just about lokum, though. They have a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Altan remembered me from several years back. Naturally I came for a lot more locum. Same wonderful product - made with natural ingredients. Nice unique gifts for Christmas.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This place is totally worth to make the walk out for! The location on Trip Advisor is a little off, you need to keep walking past the first lokum (Turkish Delight) store to find it. Don't be fooled! Once you get there it's such a wonderful sanctuary of treats and yes Turkish delight. All made in house and fresh. I'd... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I came to this quaint, unassuming little shop on the recommendation of a travelling companion who ventured into the city especially to visit this one shop. As soon as you enter you realise it has real historical and even cultural significance. It has been a small family business for many years making the most perfect Turkish Delight. I guarantee even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit this shop after reading about it online. It isn't the easiest place to find, but is worth the effort. It seems many locals are not aware of it as not one person we asked knew of its whereabouts. The place is unassuming and as other reviews mention it is old-fashioned but that adds to its charm.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Old fashioned sweet shop with a sense of history. Hand made locum (Turkish delight). Many different flavours - we really liked the pistachio version.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We have returned time and time again to buy Turkish Delight from Altan. Always new flavours to try and you DO get to try before you buy. Love the chocolate and hazelnut, rose and pistachio, and the cinnamon. You might be lucky to find a new batch of orange. They also sell boiled lollies in the traditional Turkish style, halva... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Mmmm we brought home about 10 boxes for our family and friends, it was that good. Way cheaper and better than the Bazaar shops, and the owner is so wonderful

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I usually don't like them but now I love them after being here. Went here twice on our trip to Istanbul. The Lokam/Halva is superb too. Very good service . Close to the spice bazaar,about 10 minute walk

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

So this is another sweet shop in Istanbul and they sell Turkish Delight ... so what? You can get decent Turkish Delight anywhere right? Wrong! This place is the real deal. We sought this little shop out during our trip to Istanbul and we were so happy to have made the effort to do so. It's an old world family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiblecesme Caddesi 96 | Kantarcilar, Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
  • Phone Number: +90 212 522 5909
Description
Listed in guidebook "Istanbul Eats: Exploring the Culinary Backstreets" 2nd edition.

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Staying in Grand Bazaar

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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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