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Siva Cafe Restaurant

Akbiyik Caddesi No: 22 | cankurtaran Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
+902124580017
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Ranked #38 of 10,942 restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Barbecue, Turkish, Bar, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet - Old City
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You are invited into all the restaurants on this block but what made me come back was it's high rating on TripAdvisor! They also promised if we were unhappy with the meal we wouldn't have to pay...the food was very good but the service was fantastic and entertaining. We had a great evening and would recommend stopping here.

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Milwaukee, WI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

After being hassled all along the street from restaurant workers pressuring us to dine at their place, we actually stopped to read the menu at Siva's because no one was harassing us. Once we decided to eat there, we were greeted warmly by the owner (it appeared). He had a great sense of humor and was very open, helpful, and... More

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thanks for vısıt şiva.we hope see you agaın. More

Fullerton, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After our first visit we went back twice (for lunch and dinner), which should tell you something. The food is great. Lots to chose from. Joseph provided great entertainment by balancing 3 beers on his head and serving "The Testi Kebab" a traditional Turkish dish. All the staff is friendly and make you feel like you are old friends. When... More

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thanks for vısıt şiva.we hope see you agaın. More

Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had our best night of our trip here. The food was amazing and I loved the atmosphere and the "entertainment". Our plan was to stop and eat here and then move on and have drinks elsewhere. We ended up spending the entire night here, why go elsewhere. I can't wait to go back!

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thanks for vısıt şiva.we hope see you agaın. More

Hobart, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food if you're after an easy meal! Extensive menu with several authentic and tasty choices. Would definitely recommend. Service is excellent, free WiFi is a plus. The Testi Kebap is amazing!

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thanks for vısıt şiva.we hope see you agaın. More

Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I guess this place might be better in the evening, during lunch time it's nothing more than an overpriced restaurant. Food is ok but service is mediocre. In our entire stay in Turkey, this is the first time we were charged for teas, and at 4.50 each that's just ridiculous! The staff were really slow and we had to call... More

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yusuf k, Yönetici at Siva Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

hello.ı thıng you never try to our place.1th we dont charge tea for 4.50.ın our menü wrıte 3.00 lira.and who have lunch or dınner we gıve dessert and tea for free.2d ı have only 3 staff not 5 ..... 3th you say you not get back your change money.you wrıte same for mitani cafe our naıbor.tea 4.50 and not get... More

Inferno, Cuanza Sul, Angola
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Amazing place, excellent service, unique food. The true taste of turkey. Every time I go to istanbul have to eat at this restaurant. The main dish is the lamb kebab test, besides the fantastic taste, it even comes with a show in time to serve.

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yusuf k, Sahibi at Siva Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for vısıt şiva.we hope see you agaın. More

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food is great and well priced too! Great vibe and Joseph is entertaining when balancing the beer on his head when serving, even more than one. Also complimentary tea and small baklava for 'desert'. Was so nice, we went back more than once during our stay!

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yusuf k, Yönetici at Siva Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for vısıt our place.ı hope we see you agaın at şiva.always welcome.flat head joseph wıll do 5 beer on hıs head next year.hope see you next year.show tımeeeeeee. More

Paarl, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went there twice already (against our own travel rule of no repeat visits, no matter how good the experience). Great value for money, good food and flathead Joseph. Not indicated, but included in our meals was complementary cup of Turkish tea and a piece of Baklava.

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yusuf k, Yönetici at Siva Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for vısıt our place.ı hope we see you agaın at şiva.always welcome.flat head joseph wıll do 5 beer on hıs head next year.hope see you next year.show tımeeeeeee. More

Edinburgh Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went here on the first night back in Istanbul and ate here another twice the food was so good. The wee bit entertainment from Joseph was good fun. And very reasonable price.

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yusuf k, Yönetici at Siva Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for vısıt our place.ı hope we see you agaın at şiva.always welcome.flat head joseph wıll do 5 beer on hıs head next year.hope see you next year.show tımeeeeeee. More

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