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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

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Address: Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Let me tell you the difference between Corlulu and Ali Baba....well Ali Baba has great fruits, nuts and catches, but a terrible nargile, which I assume based on my taste, they sell it to several clients in a row, so if you are unlucky to get it after 2-3 persons, you will smoke it burnt already. At the Corlulu, they... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I tried several nargile/hookah places in Istanbul during our stay but this i definitely the best one. ATMOSPHERE: you enter the place and it feels like it's a secret place where everyone smokes shisha. There is a lot of white smoke and it's quite crowded...beautiful! SHISHA: they had a varied menu of shisha but not a menu for food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It's very hard to find a place that combines the local flavor and feeling of a city with the presence of tourists ! Simply the best place to smoke a nargile in ist !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

100? recommended.Traditional ambience and the best turckish coffee i have ever had!Great place and location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I'm afraid I am a hookah addicted.. I ve smoked almost all hookah shop's in Istanbul. I must admit that this is far better than the others..But I should remind that in this complex there are three hookah shops..The best one is called Anadolu narghile when you enter the complex from second left.. They have nice tea's my recommendations would... More 

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Piraeus, Attiki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

In Corlulu Ali Pasa we found the place where we could see the atmosphere of an old-fashioned turkish meeting point. We smoked "nargile", we drunk coffee and tea and we felt the old Istanbul!!

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