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Dervis Cafe & Restaurant

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Across the street from Blue Mosque | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Open air garden restaurant located across the busy street (where the tour...
Open air garden restaurant located across the busy street (where the tour buses drop off and pick up tourists) from Sultanahmet mosque, and on the edge of the public garden that joins the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
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  • 18
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  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely place

Great and nice place ....lovely people ...fantastic sheesha and the prices are so cheap.... sheesha cost 22 TL

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Maj M
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great and nice place ....lovely people ...fantastic sheesha and the prices are so cheap.... sheesha cost 22 TL

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The dervis café is a great place to have a drink, a light snack, or a smoke and people watch. Prices are a bit high but that's to be expected for such a convenient location. Also the outdoor seating is quite plentiful, and the shady trees are quite a relief in the hot weather.

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sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

This place is not bad as per atmosphere. However the food is not all amazing it is average for the high price you pay for. Overall the dervis just makes it worth while to watch at nights. Maybe just a coffee or tea in summer will be good.

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This cafe/restaurant is open late and in a central location. We came several times for tea and dessert as it was near our location. Friendly staff and great dervish performance! Cafe has wifi as well.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We came here for some tea and shisha one evening and really enjoyed it and came back the next day. The shisha was great and we pretty much had unlimited tea. The band and the Dervish dancer was great fun to watch and really created a nice atmosphere. The location is also amazing with great views of the surrounding attractions.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I loved this restaurant the prices were very good The food tasty And the band that was singing for the dervis was so amazing and spiritual it was one of my favorite places and I went there 3 times in my last visit to istanbul

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Located between hagia sofia and sultanahmet mosque, staff are friendly, we ordered for pasta as its the meal we are familiar with, price is reasonable, it is open air restaurant in a busy tourist area.

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Wyong, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I stopped by here on a recommendation that it was cheaper than an actual Whirling Dervish show. I was not disappointed with the show or the meal. Being Ramadan, I had to have the fixed meal. It was 40TL for a 4 course meal and it was delicious. The location is also great, right across from Sultanahmet Mosque. The staff... More 

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Southam, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

After a long day walking around the Blue Mosque it's easily to say that you will be tired . Istanbul is a wonderful ,cultural place but can be very tiresome on the feet and legs if your over the age of 20. . Saying that we decided one late afternoon after a lot of sightseeing to just sit and relax... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The mixed grill was excellent but I was disappointed with the lack of traditional Turkish dishes. Service was also very good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Across the street from Blue Mosque | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Description

Open air garden restaurant located across the busy street (where the tour buses drop off and pick up tourists) from Sultanahmet mosque, and on the edge of the public garden that joins the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

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