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Deraliye Ottoman Palace Cuisine Restaurant
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Ranked #38 of 15,427 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$29
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Description: Authentic Ottoman palace cuisine restaurant. Our chef revives the dishes which were served to the sultans, their families and their guests, in the Ottoman palaces such as the famous Topkapi Palace. The Ottoman palace cuisine was very rich, especially at the peak of the Empire, when hundreds of cooks would compete in the kitchens of the palace to concoct the sultan's favourites, or new, astounding creations. It was fusion cuisine, with ingredients from all parts of the Empire, and the culinary cultures of many different peoples: the nomads of Central Asia, the Persians, the Arabs, the Byzantines, the Armenians, the Jews, etc. Tasting the delicacies of the Ottoman palace cuisine in our restaurant is an absolute must-do for all visitors to Sultanahmet.
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We originally walked past this place during the day and noticed the unique menu that was on offer. Returning on our last night we were told that we could sit at the terrace across the road which was the same restaurant. This was a little confusing at first however we agreed and went to the terrace. Here we were given a different menu, which again was confusing. After I raised this question, our waiter gave us the menu we asked for. The melon dish was amazing as was the sour grape sauce vegetables. We would definitely return and eat here.

Thank Matt H
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

The food was delicious, but the best part was that the staff went out of their way to make sure that we had food and an experience that WE wanted. Great hospitality. Go here when you want a quiet, upscale meal that is different than the street-food standards.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Celebrated my birthday here with my husband and this restaurant is exceptional. The service by Ibrahim was excellent as was the food we had. We had 2 entrees (kibbeh and cheese parcels with honey) and 2 mains (octopus stuffed squid and goose meat parcel) and 2 desserts (mahalabiya and a pistachio type of pastry with ice cream) and they gave us a complimentary drink on arrival and complimentary drink at the end as well as a dessert (halva) and my birthday cake!! All this for AUD80. Would definitely recommend and come here again.

Thank Cupcakemamasia
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We visited Istanbul for three days and every night we ate at Deraliye - partially because the staff were wonderful and attentive but also because the food was excellent and the location was walkable from our hotel (near sultanahmet). We tried many things from the Ottoman menu - but also always had mixed meze (starter) and dessert (pistachio). I am sure when we return to Istanbul we will dine here again

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Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

There are so many restaurants in the Old City that it becomes overwhelming. Unfortunately many of them are tourist traps sharing the same kitchen and churning out the same tired dishes. Deraliye is very definitely not one of these. The wine list and the menu are exciting and different and the food, wine and service deliver on their promise. The Goose Kebab is definitely recommended, as is the Stuffed Melon. There was not one element of the three courses that our party of four had that disappointed. We’re very happy to give Deraliye 5 stars.

Thank culberts3
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