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Dervis Cafe & Restaurant

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Across the street from Blue Mosque | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
212 516 1515
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Dining options: Lunch
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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, nice atmosphere and live music

The Dervis Restaurant offers good food especially the beef roll sandwich. The atmosphere is pleasant and family-friendly. At dusk and towards the evening hours, there is live music with a free dervish performance (although somewhat touristic). The restaurant is located almost directly at the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely open air but leafy and shaded cafe looking out over the Blue Mosque. In the evenings there is a free whirling dervish show while you eat.

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Vienna, Austria
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Dervis Restaurant offers good food especially the beef roll sandwich. The atmosphere is pleasant and family-friendly. At dusk and towards the evening hours, there is live music with a free dervish performance (although somewhat touristic). The restaurant is located almost directly at the main Sultanahmet Square with a marvelous view of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia.

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Dervis Cafe is in just front of Blue Mosque and open-air. we visited there in the evening and could watch the show of Sufi whirling. The show is free and played every night. The foods as Kebap on pilaff, DONER sandwitch were also nice.

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had tea/coffee here twice after a days sightseeing. Lovely shady place to enjoy a break with a fab view of the Blue Mosque.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent for a quick bite or for a longer visit if you have the time to Sit in a garden setting between The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Location of the restaurant is very good, in between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, with a view on both of them. Food was reasonable of quality, but I've had better in Istanbul. Service was fast en reasonably friendly. I found the prices very high, I guess due to the location. For this price, I would have expected a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

View is fantastic. Service not so much :( no excuse as the place is almost empty and the servers are busy chatting noy attentive to guests. Nargile was ok apple flavour. Bit overpriced but xpctd cause f the location i guess. Tea was ok. Wifi speed xclt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Best places for the nargile whit turkish tea near the hagia sophia nice out door seating very friendly staff dervis cafe restaurant

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

They were out of the beef doner, so we ordered the chicken instead. The portion was good, but there nothing exceptional about the food. However, if you're looking for a quick bite between visits to Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, it does provide convenience.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Across the street from Blue Mosque | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 212 516 1515
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Cuisine: International

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  • Address: Across the street from Blue Mosque | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 212 516 1515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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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