We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dervis Cafe & Restaurant

Eclectic
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Across the street from Blue Mosque | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
212 516 1515
Add hours for Dervis Cafe & Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Convenient but average

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
gol19
,
MN
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
MN
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
sydney
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wyong, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dervis Cafe & Restaurant also viewed

 
Istanbul, Turkey
 

Been to Dervis Cafe & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dervis Cafe & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?