Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi

Restaurants, Turkish Fatih

While its imitators continue to sprout like mushrooms in the city, Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi continues to protect its popularity and quality from its original outpost in the eponymous neighbourhood. In addition to the famous main fixtures köfte (meatballs) and piyaz (dried beans, onions and parsley), the menu also features lamb skewers, rice, pickled peppers and lentil soup. For those with a sweet tooth, we recommend trying the delectable irmik helvası (semolina dessert) with your post-feast tea or coffee. In stark contrast to its ever-chaning environs, each new visit to this venerable establishment proves that it can resist the pull of time. The köfte is just as tasty as it always was and the marble tables and creaky stairs still seem to date back to 1920, which is when the shop was founded. Perhaps the only noticeable difference is the odd new framed napkin that has taken its place next to hundreds of others signed by governors, artists, foreign dignitaries and all manner of celebrities who have visited the shop throughout the years.


Venue name: Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi
Address: Divanyolu Cadddesi 12

Opening hours: Daily 10:30-23:00.
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