It is opposite Hagia Sophia in the Eminönü district of Istanbul. Its architect is Sedefkâr Mehmed Ağa, who was appointed as the chief architect after the death of Mimar Sinan. Sultan Ahmet Social Complex, which was started to be built with a great ceremony by Ahmet I in 1609 and completed in 1616, has the distinction of being one of the largest social complexes in Istanbul. It is also known as the "Blue Mosque" in the West due to the more than 20,000 tiles with floral motifs used in the complex. According to what Evliya Çelebi wrote about this monumental structure; Seven palaces were destroyed. The fact that the social complex is one of the last examples of the Ottoman classical architectural approach has added a special value to the structure.
The best restaurant we ate in Istanbul. It was the first place we stopped after unpacking and everything about this place screams authentic Turkish cuisine. The staff was very nice and courteous and the food was seriously the best. I recommend the Meat Test kebab mix with beef and chicken and ravioli. Both are outstanding at this location. We tried the same dishes at another restaurant and it didn't even come close. I recommend it to all tourists visiting this place. Great staff, authentic food and the price of everything is beyond reasonable.
We stumbled upon this amazing restaurant by chance and had a surprisingly delicious experience. Our server was very friendly and recommended us a traditional dish, Chicken Testi Kebab. It turned out to be quite an interesting and delicious dish. The whole experience made us feel comfortable enough to stay for a few hours, enjoying Sheeha, hot drinks and food. If you are in old Istanbul, I highly recommend Serbethane.
Food was great and good service. Also, there is a lot of history in the place as it was built a long time ago!
It is a very nice place behind the Blue Mosque where you can eat delicious and relatively cheap food, play backgammon, smoke hookah, and enjoy relaxing background music. The desserts are divine! The most delicious thing I've ever eaten!
Delicious food with a great atmosphere. The waiters are friendly and extremely helpful. Special thanks to Bobby 🌺. The recommended dishes were very delicious. We had a great night.
First experience eating here, good value for money, delicious food and pleasant staff and no alcohol here which was a selling point for us. Nice environment without hovering staff like some places. Will definitely be eating here again soon.
This was like home... We went 2 days in a row!!! The food was excellent, the hookah was there, the ambiance was sooooo great... and what better to finish with hours of Rummicub fun!!!
Very nice food. Honestly the best food I've had during my stay in Istanbul so far. I recommend the grilled steak. Try it, you won't regret it.
As a family, we had a pleasant experience in this restaurant specific to Turkish cuisine. The staff is professional, friendly, and they pay great attention to customer demands. They told us what food we should choose and the food arrived quickly, in good portions. There is classical music in the garden, it is quite and relaxing. It is placed at the end of Arasta Bazaar, on the right side. The price is less than the main street.
A stylish Turkish restaurant that I visited during my trip to Istanbul. All the staff were friendly and served very delicious Turkish food such as "Testikebab" cooked in a jar in front of you and the shop's original drink. A restaurant I would like to visit if I have another chance.
A great place with traditional Turkish cuisine. Great service and tasteful food with wide options. You can taste Turkish coffee, local and international desserts, and smoke hookah.
Serbethane Cafe & Restaurant; It is located on Arasta Bazaar Street, under the Sultanahmet Mosque and Social Complex. Sherbethane; It is one of the most decent Cafes and Restaurants in Sultanahmet and has a customer portfolio consisting of local and foreign tourists and tourist groups. In Şerbethane; Ottoman Sherbet, Breakfast, Selections from World Cuisine, Hookah, Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks are served.