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The Pudding Shop

Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 29 70
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Nice atmosphere, but food is average

The food was ok, but not great. There are better restaurants in Istanbul. It is a buffet, so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CXuor
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Poitiers, France
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Traveling the past. When John Lennon and David Bowie were the only thing played on the radio. When... read more

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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 212 522 29 70
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was ok, but not great. There are better restaurants in Istanbul. It is a buffet, so there's a lot of choice.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling the past. When John Lennon and David Bowie were the only thing played on the radio. When young adventures people began to travel the world and an new feeling, an new generation arouse. 40 years ago. This place was IT. The place to meet...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We happened to walk buy the Pudding Shop searching for a good doner kebab, which oddly seems to be hard to find sultanahmet. The restaurant was busy and we were promptly seated and attended to. The waiter was friendly and our food served in good...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

During our city tour of Istanbul, we stopped here for some coffee as it was bitterly cold outside. Oh wow, the place was amazing, the people so friendly and service great. I would have loved to have lunch here, but our tour took us some...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I went there twice during my stay. The restaurant location is good. Near to Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. I ate the beef kebab. It was nice but I think maybe it was quite dry for me. On the last day I went to eat...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Having always wanted to visit The Pudding Shop, as many other have after watching Midnight Express in my younger days, I was disappointed with what I found. No atmosphere and the service was not good at all. I think this was because I didn't choose...More

Thank Debra J
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The food is good. However it is all precooked. The service is very fast and the staff is friendly. Good location between the blue mosque and the Hagia Sophia. This is a restaurant and not really an attraction.

Thank David K
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The oh so famous The Pudding Shop has turned in to a great restaurant with well priced standard Turkish food, buffet style. There are still at least three dessert style puddings on the menu, I particularly like the Vanilla.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a simple restaurant with really great priced, tasty and fresh Turkish and Ottoman cuisine. You can order from the menu or choose from a buffet of select dishes that are available immediately. Beer and wine was available and the waiters were welcoming and...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

That is worst I have bad in Istanbul. The lamb chops were not fresh and re cooked and it cost 38 lira The chicken was tasteless and boiled. You need to pay extra for everything like rice bread yoghurt and tea that is free most...More

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Alo999
26 February 2015|
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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
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