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Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi

Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi

Kofte Place and Turkish Restaurant₺₺₺₺
Binbirdirek, Istanbul
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    Ross
    "Come here and try a delicious köfte (grilled meatball)."(13 Tips)
    Becky H.
    "Delicious kofte and rice opposite Sultanahmet tram station."(15 Tips)
    Valentina C.
    "... sauce for the kofta (grilled meatballs), make sure you try it as hey go perfectly..."(3 Tips)
    Ka Z.
    "Amazing Izgara Köfte and Irmik Helvasi."(3 Tips)
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  • Shaileshwori S.heart icon on user image
    Simple menu, delicious healthy food & great concept executed well. For non- beef eaters there is lamb sheesh kebob. Pickled peppers & free chili condiment really spice up the meal. Pair it with Ayran.
  • Tobias R.heart icon on user image
    Tobias ReiperApril 4, 2015
    The kofte is so juicy and tasty that it is a must have!! Be prepared to queue to get in but it's clean and simple food flavours are worth it at a great price!
  • Hamid H.heart icon on user image
    Hamid HabibollahMay 20, 2018
    Loved the atmosphere, staff and of course the food. We had Kofte and Shish kebab. Kofte was far better. Don’t forget to ask for their spicy souce. It’s free and does magic 🌶
  • Muneera A.heart icon on user image
    Muneera AlbabtainJuly 14, 2017
    Their Kofta is amazing. Fatty but delicious. I go there every time I visit Istanbul for a good meat meal. Cheap too.
  • Ylkär A.heart icon on user image
    Ylkär AghayevaMarch 15, 2016
    The köfte they make! Köfte was just mind blowing! You should definitely taste the regılar köfte and take salad as a side. You won't get dissapointed! 😋
  • Maria V.heart icon on user image
    Maria VoroninaFebruary 2, 2015
    Very authentic and is generally visited like a sort of attraction cuz the history of the place goes back to 1920! Locals go here for kebab and meatballs which are genuinely good here.
  • Jens G.heart icon on user image
    Jens GovaertNovember 30, 2018
    The one, the only and the original Tarihi Köftecisi in Istanbul where you obviously can eat the best grilled Köfte meatballs of Turkey.
  • Rossheart icon on user image
    RossJune 14, 2013
    This famous Turkish eatery has been in business since 1920 - Often imitated but never duplicated. Come here and try a delicious köfte (grilled meatball). They don't accept credit cards so bring cash.
  • Shayan M.heart icon on user image
    Shayan MassoudiSeptember 20, 2015
    The best koftas that you can eat in your whole life !!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to tasting it again
  • Manaheart icon on user image
    ManaFebruary 2, 2018
    It has nice kofte u can try like sandiwich (take away) or portion (seating in resturant) but its good
  • Aylin A.heart icon on user image
    Aylin AlpustunSeptember 24, 2019
    It has been open since 1920,very historic. The quality of the meat balls are still pretty good. Not the fanciest decoration, it is like a huge cafeteria. Price decent, they do not accept credit cards.
  • Deniz K.heart icon on user image
    Deniz KaramanAugust 29, 2017
    Best place to eat Turkish style meatballs. Try Irmik dessert as well.
  • Vahap S.heart icon on user image
    Vahap SumerNovember 5, 2015
    Only have meatballs and lamb shish kebab. But both are amazing. I have been going to this place since I was a kid. It never fails.
  • Nosah M.heart icon on user image
    Nosah MOctober 14, 2022
    Old kofte restaurant so yummy 👌🏻😋
  • Okan D.heart icon on user image
    Okan D.August 30, 2015
    Great great great meatballs. Iti suggest to drink ayran with meatballs. But no credit card is accepted, only cash.
  • Abeer V.heart icon on user image
    Abeer VFebruary 2, 2017
    Order everything on their menu (except the dessert) & you won't be disappointed. Comfort food at its best!
  • Valentina C.heart icon on user image
    Valentina CiolinoApril 7, 2015
    They will bring you a spicy sauce for the kofta (grilled meatballs), make sure you try it as hey go perfectly together
  • Arásh Ś.heart icon on user image
    Arásh ŚJanuary 28, 2022
    An old brand name koftecisi in Istanbul, very crowded. the quality was awesome the taste was delicious but the interior design is awful. Prices are a bit high according to the food portions.
  • Kholod ➰heart icon on user image
    Kholod ➰July 8, 2018
    Delicious traditional place for kofte!! 👌
  • Damien B.
    Damien BénazetMay 8, 2013
    Very old and traditional Turkish restaurant with few meals but all very good and at affordable prices. A must to do.
  • Becky H.
    Becky HMay 28, 2016
    Delicious kofte and rice opposite Sultanahmet tram station.
  • Önder B.heart icon on user image
    Önder BingölOctober 29, 2014
    Would not be my number one köfte spot. Try Filibe or Namlı Rumeli at Sirkeci for a quieter and more authentic experience.
  • Mohammed A.heart icon on user image
    Mohammed Al-MohannaSeptember 23, 2016
    One of the best kofte in Istanbul. It is a must for any visitor.
  • Steven A.heart icon on user image
    Steven AndrophyAugust 23, 2013
    Don't confuse it with its neighbor, you can definitely taste the difference between the köfte! Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi is the one closer to the tram stop.
  • Nidal ..heart icon on user image
    Nidal .December 10, 2015
    Well located in sultanahmet area. Don't miss soup of the day and köfte.
  • Negheart icon on user image
    NegNovember 22, 2017
    Great ambiance, delicious food! Great Köfte and Sheesh kebab !
  • Zarafatun
    ZarafatunMay 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Meatballs with onions, chile powder and vinegar. YUM.
  • Roderick B.
    Roderick BuenviajeJuly 29, 2015
    If deciding between the meatballs and kebab, go with the meatballs. They're better, but both are good.
  • Mahmoud S.heart icon on user image
    Mahmoud SiddiquiJuly 4, 2017
    Very good food simple and tasty.
  • Mehmet M.
    Mehmet MehmetFebruary 15, 2014
    Lentil soup + Piyaz salad + grilled meatball+ helva as a sweat. You will not regret...
  • Culinary Backstreetsheart icon on user image
    Culinary BackstreetsJanuary 2, 2013
    A good köfte place and much better than most of the tourist-trap options that surround it. Read more
  • Ka Z.heart icon on user image
    Ka ZiOctober 13, 2017
    Amazing Izgara Köfte and Irmik Helvasi. Try both!
  • Lefteris T.
    Lefteris TrigkasJanuary 1, 2015
    Best kiofte around, take pilaf also the butter smells from the kitchen!
  • Hany Y.heart icon on user image
    Hany YoussefNovember 8, 2018
    Omg the meats here just melt in your mouth! Super delicious
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusApril 18, 2015
    Lovely, lovely, lovely kofte. Worth the lunch time queue
  • Jeremy H.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy HiggsAugust 31, 2018
    Delicious koftas
  • Tugra G.heart icon on user image
    Tugra GöndenOctober 18, 2015
    Köfte + pilav, that's all you need, very authentic place
  • Paulina E.heart icon on user image
    Paulina EMay 22, 2016
    I love köfte there! And hot papricas are really hot ; )
  • Piman F.heart icon on user image
    Piman FarJuly 2, 2015
    Best and lovely kofte in istanbul, strictly advise
  • David G.heart icon on user image
    David G.October 21, 2018
    One the best kofte in Istanbul
  • Alihan D.
    Alihan DOGANMarch 1, 2013
    Best meatballs in the world, stick with meatballs and piyaz, you won't be sorry..
  • Emre B.
    Emre BilginJanuary 27, 2017
    no credit cards. rare place in TR not to serve tea. amazing trip
  • Negheart icon on user image
    NegNovember 22, 2017
    Great lentil çorba!
  • Baturay O.heart icon on user image
    Baturay OzdenMay 31, 2018
    Well done.
  • Polina K.heart icon on user image
    Polina KhromovaNovember 2, 2020
    authentic kebab, very tasty
  • Kais A.
    Kais Al EssaMarch 20, 2013
    Definitely Kofteh with Yogurt and their hot sauce. Go for it!
  • Lina L.
    Lina LimJanuary 16, 2018
    Interesting meat"balls" and soft rice...
  • Hussain A.heart icon on user image
    Hussain Al-HaddadAugust 15, 2016
    Kofte Sandwich, ask for extra pickled pepper
  • Utku S.heart icon on user image
    Utku SenolAugust 31, 2014
    Dont miss if you are around historical peninsula!
  • Dana K.heart icon on user image
    Fast and simple food, but tasty and nourishing.
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