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Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi

Divan Yolu 12
Istanbul , Turkey
(90-212) 520-0566

In the heart of the Old Town of Sultanahmet on busy Divanyolu street is a row of restaurants specializing in köfte; the best is the 81-year-old family-run Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi, where locals line up for heavenly smoky plates of grilled meatballs, often served with a lemon-dressed white bean salad ($15). Wash everything down with a carton of ayran, Turkey’s national yogurt drink.

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