House of Medusa

For lunch the day I arrived in Istanbul, my dad and I stumbled upon this little gem of a restaurant near the Cistern Basilica (and very near the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque) in the Old Town called House of Medusa. The atmosphere was absolutely charming, the food reasonably priced and amazingly delicious and the service phenomenal. We loved it so much, we went back the next day for my dad’s birthday celebration. We had the same waiter, Ismael, both days. He was quick, full of fun and good humor and always had a positive attitude. I loved it so much I even went back on my return trip to Ethiopia.

If you’re going to be in Istanbul, I highly recommend checking out this charming, delicious restaurant for either lunch or dinner!

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