Otantik Restaurant

Otantik Restaurant

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+90 536 929 70 69+ Add website
Hours
Sun
8:00 - 23:30
Mon
8:00 - 23:30
Tue
8:00 - 23:30
Wed
8:00 - 23:30
Thu
8:00 - 23:30
Fri
8:00 - 23:30
Sat
8:00 - 23:30
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 55.00 – R 332.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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About
Established in 2016, Otantik Cafe Restaurant has revolutionized providing a delicious and enjoyable dining experience. We are proud to discover unique flavors from all over the world and present them to our customers in our restaurant in Sultanahmet. Join us.
PRICE RANGE
R 55.00 – R 332.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles728 reviews
Excellent
693
Very good
22
Average
7
Poor
1
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

MoJo
London24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
I came across this place by chance, as I was looking for my hotel nearby and my phone battery died! I stopped her to ask for directions, and liked the look of the place, so after a long sightseeing session the next day I came back for a snack and a shisha! The staff were really helpful and friendly, and even though I was alone they let me sit at a large, comfy table outside with a heater and a great view to indulge my liking for people watching! I only ordered hummus and bread, a soft drink and a shisha, but they let me sit there as long as I liked and I never felt rushed or hurried in any way. The atmosphere is very relaxed and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. I observed another customer ordering chicken in soy sauce, and then promptly sending it back because it was too salty! I don't know what she expected - it's soy sauce!!! But the staff were highly professional and replaced her order as quickly as possible - she seemed happier the second time around! I didn't eat so much, I was just there for the shisha, but the menu was varied and everything I saw coming out from the kitchen looked and smelled delicious. If I am ever in the area again, which I hope is highly likely, I will absolutely be coming back here! Great place to sit and relax for a while. Thank you!
Written 23 February 2022
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armando r
West Palm Beach5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
I love their food, be it a lunch or dinner meal. I have eaten several times, as our Adamar Hotel was just across from this restaurant. The restaurant manager, Hapi, was very accommodating, personally serving us the food, and even slicing the Kunefe and spooning ice-cream over it, and letting me have the first bite from a spoon he fed my mouth.I would always want to go back to this restaurant for my next visit to Istanbul Sultanahmet.
Written 8 August 2021
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Azer
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
Just across our hotel is this restaurant Otantik it has excellent environment, very friendly service especially the restaurant manager/owner, Hapi, great menu choices and really decent food and at affordable prices. Definitely hope to go back. Azer, San Francisco Bay Area
Written 12 August 2021
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Denis Volikov
St. Petersburg472 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
I would like to give 5 stars but can't! Despite tasty chicken kebab and my favorite shrimps in butter, compliment tea and sweets, we were dissapointed with inappropriate waiting time. My wife ordered wrap, but it seems that waiters forgot to deliver our wish to the kitchen. I had already finished both my meals, but she didn't get her. We were tired and hungry after flight. It was our first evening in Istanbul. I chose this restaurant due to reviews. May be it was just unluck, life happens. But 40+ minutes to make wrap is something unsuitable for the 5 stars restaurant. Anyway I want to thank Rafael, who speaks Russian well enough, for his hospitality and politeness.
Written 28 August 2021
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Costocrates
23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
Adana Wrap was okay but the sides weren't well prepared, rice was soggy. There are other shops that charge half of what this place does and make better quality food. They also shortchanged me 10 liras which I didn't notice til I got home.
Written 29 March 2021
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AlinkaPadu
Geneva258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 solo
A little jewel that I am happy I have discovered among so many other eating establishments in the area - imagine that I made a special order after having dinner there and I came back for the super fresh fish baked in salt the very next evening. Being a solo woman customer I felt extremely welcome and attentively served - away for any intrusiveness, tended to any food need. The food has been excellent - savorous a authentic (pun intended to the name of the place). I shall recommend the place to my friends visiting Istanbul anytime.
Written 13 January 2022
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Charlotte R
Whitehaven147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Fantastic meal and good value for so close to the Hagia Sophia / Blue Mosque. The fresh made bread at the beginning of the meal was absolutely divine and the meals themselves were lovely - Pide and lamucun. Free tea at the end of the meal was a nice touch. Would definitely return!
Written 10 October 2022
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Otantik Restaurant
Thanks for your nice comment. We would like to offer you something when you come again
Written 10 October 2022
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Dicky
Oxfordshire1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
Really excellent meal. Aziz our waiter saved the day by spotting my vegetarian wife had ordered chicken pasta - great he was paying good attention even if she wasn’t. Excellent meal Very friendly staff
Written 29 September 2022
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Otantik Restaurant
We are very happy with your comment for us. We would love to see you here again.
Written 30 September 2022
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Taha S
Istanbul3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
First of all, the food and presentations were great, the dessert I ate after the meal was also very nice. I came with my girlfriend and we enjoyed it very much. The owner of the restaurant is very friendly, he offered us coffee after the meal. thank you for everything
Written 27 July 2022
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Abderrahim R
New Jersey12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Foods and sweets are amazing here especially kunafa soft cheesey and delightful. On the side is pistachio crumbs and ice cream. Rafael is a really nice guy and is does good service and business and with his partner. Lemonade is beyond expectations mint and lemon and brust of flavors. Chicken skewer and mixed grill are amazing great choice to eat well and get full.
Written 28 August 2020
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P.S
London8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
This gorgeously decorated restaurant has a trendy atmosphere, great mix of traditional turkish decor and modern floral prints. The food is very succulent and fresh, their service is very friendly and welcoming. Catering to all our needs and our 11 month old baby. We came here 2 nights in a row as we were so pleased with the food and to top it off the prices are great! I got their clay pot on both nights as it was such a unique and fun experience and the little one loved it!
Written 15 January 2024
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Otantik restorant
We are very happy with your comment for us. We would love to see you here again.
Written 20 January 2024
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Aren F
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 solo
This is my FAVORITE RESTAURANT in All of Istanbul, Rafeal is the kindest host I’ve ever met. The food here is so fresh I come here twice a day at times. I promise 100% you will not be disappointed. The tables and atmosphere is so elegant. Truly a Turkish Experience, please come here you will be so happy, so delicious.
Written 7 September 2021
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Kassie C
Southampton237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
I chose Otantik because it was very near to our hotel in Istanbul and always seemed to have a crowd for dinner. I read online that they had Pide (kind of like Turkish flatbread pizza) which I was really keen to try. We were seated right away and the interior of the restaurant is really nicely decorated. Outside, customers were able to order shisha for their tables, but we weren't interested in this. My husband and I both ordered a Pide, and they were very delicious! We also had the grilled halloumi as a starter which was excellent. I'm giving Otantik 4 stars for a couple of reasons - one is they don't have an alcohol license, which I appreciate is absolutely fine for most, but my husband was really craving an Efes and couldn't order one. Second is that I really can't stand being hassled outside restaurants, and we were always shouted at by a server at this place as we walked by (as with many other places on that same street).
Written 16 March 2023
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Otantik Restaurant
Hello, thank you very much for your nice and detailed comment. Your comments are very valuable for us in terms of improving our restaurant. We wish you a nice day
Written 18 March 2023
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Iulia N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
It was a beautiful place with great people, very nice location. The food is good and prices too. We recommend otantik because we had the best meal in Istanbul here, chicken, adana kebab were prefectly cooked! Go there and you will not regret.
Written 2 January 2020
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Pam D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We unexpectedly ended up at this restaurant and it was a fantastic surprise. The service was friendly and very helpful and the food was excellent. We shared a starter platter, which was generous and lovely and the fish we had was the best I've ever tasted. The fresh pomegranate juice was delicious and when we ordered mint and lemon tea, it was generously served with a pot each. This meant we stayed and chatted for longer than expected and made for a really relaxing evening. We highly recommend the place - we are in town for another week and will definitely be returning at least once. Many thanks to all the staff.
Written 9 March 2024
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Otantik restorant
Thanks for your nice comment. We would like to offer you something when you come again
Written 12 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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