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The Pudding Shop

Open today: 07:00 - 23:00
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Good food but not so good service

My husband and I went to this place for lunch after visiting the Blue Mosque. The staff took us to... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Sandhya Y
via mobile
Truly traditional turkish food served by 3rd generation inheritors

Looking for traditional Turkish food at reasonable prices then this is the place to visit. Located... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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When it opened in 1957, the Pudding Shop was a gathering place and information center for travelers heading across Europe and Asia. Today, this city landmark offers food and drink to tourists and locals.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 23:00
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Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 29 70
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tour guide recommended this spot after visiting the square. Food is delicious. For lunch I had the salmon and some type of lentil/rice tasting side dish. For dessert I tried something that translates to “chicken pudding” and something they call Noah’s dessert. Both really...More

Thank vmart760
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pudding Shop is also the Kale Restaurant. You should visit just for the history. But beyond that the food is very good, prices reasonable and the service excellent. We had the good fortune to spend two meals talking with one of the owners, Adem...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend paying them a visit if you are visiting Istanbul. We were taken there by our tour guide and the food was fantastic. Good atmosphere and family friendly.

Thank Subika N
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to this place for lunch after visiting the Blue Mosque. The staff took us to a table which was not clean and had food all over the table. We called one of the staffs to clean the table for us...More

Thank Sandhya Y
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Been around since the 70s, and still as helpful and obliging as they were then. Extensive menu at good prices. Enjoyed our lunch and coffee, and across the road from all of the must-do Old Town sites.

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Looking for traditional Turkish food at reasonable prices then this is the place to visit. Located conveniently in the old city close to the Hagia Sophia and blue mosque this place will certainly have you confused as to what you should eat and if I...More

Thank Jpart
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Located in Sultanahmet area, this place offers both ala carte and buffet options for vegetarian and non vegetarian people. I loved their falafel. Being a non vegetarian i loved their salmon and meat balls as well. It is decently priced. The staff is very courteous...More

Thank Neha B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience, friendly service and delicious food! The assortment of little appetizers are yummy and perfect to sample as a group.

Thank blissocean
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We were taken here by a local who told us it would be great food and he wasn’t wrong! He helped us order and had my husband get his Kabob Alexander style. OMG was it good! Yogurt and cubed pita bread under the meat with...More

Thank AZGirl98
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Tired hungry thirsty .... that was us when we arrived at the pudding shop. We ordered and the food was served within a few minutes. A good variety of food which is tasty and not expensive. Finished of the meal with a very nice turkish...More

Thank Ruby786_12
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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
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Response from SilkeS0815 | Reviewed this property |
It is all good food, fresh made. Many people are there all day so nothing has to be kept warm