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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

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Address: Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey

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Cool hookah alley!

This place can be hard to find; we had given up and then someone led us in the right direction. A cool little alleyway with all sorts of hookah cafes where you can relax, smoke a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place can be hard to find; we had given up and then someone led us in the right direction. A cool little alleyway with all sorts of hookah cafes where you can relax, smoke a hookah and have tea all for about $4. It was a good find for sure, recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have smoked alot of argileh/nargile/hookah in my short time on this earth and this is without a doubt the finest I have ever smoked. I went there every night of my 4 nights in Istanbul. The bowl would last for hours without changing flavor or having to replace the bowl. Always smooth and thick. The tea is delicious as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Tucked down a little alleyway, this is a great place to stop and relax and have a tea, a rest and a smoke. Beautiful, shady setting with lots of locals and people watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Took us awhile to find this place but as the other TA reviews have said, once you find it, you're in for a treat! Great experience and definitely the best/strongest shisha we had in Istanbul. Atmosphere is fun although both my boyfriend and I got a bit light headed as it was very hot in the semi-enclosed back part. Advice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited this hidden, super traditional place on a rainy day. 3 different 'cafes' are sharing this space where time just stops. Really calm atmosphere, locals mostly. Tea and nargile..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place was definitely the best hookah bar in Istanbul. You walk in through an alleyway that is flanked by a graveyard on each side. Once you are inside it is a spacious and lively place with a few different "shops" to get hookah in and a place to buy hookahs and trinkets in the back. The first shop on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You enter the place through a corridor to end up in an atrium. A sort of fireplace at the entrance keeps the charcoal ready for a sheesha. You sit where you can on a tiny sit or a bench. Sometimes you share your table with others. A guy will come with the sheesha materials, another one will offer tea (regular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very local joint but v loved it :) tried 20 sheesha cafes in 7 days and this was DEF the best. There r a few sheesha cafes the best was Anadulu cafe the second left from the entrance. Dont sit n the cubicles u may to share a table if not in a big group. Def recommend this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This site is now the location of a nargile (shisha house) and teeming with people during the day. The ventilation seems iffy and the smells of the tobaccos are overpowering if you are sitting too close. The Turkish tea was good, but the tour guide advised against their Turkish coffee as it was not of the high standard to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went here twice during my 3 days stay! They find a space for you and bring you a pipe. Waiters go round serving Turkish and apple tea. They don't keep count, instead you tell that cashier guy at the exit how many drinks you had and how many pipes to pay the bill. Come during evening after dinner to relax... More 

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Address: Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar

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