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Siva Cafe Restaurant

#62 of 11,108 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Akbiyik Caddesi No: 22 | Sultanahmet /Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 458 0017
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Turkish kitchen ottoman kitchen italyan kitchen fish and steaks

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic relaxing restaurant with amazing staff, A must visit after a hard days sightseeing

Walked away from the Blue Mosque after a long day sightseeing with tired legs and stumbled across the Siva. No hassle whist checking the menu, so decided to have a seat. I chose the Lamb Amphora and was amazed, one of the best meals I have ever had in Turkey after many years of visiting. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Joe F
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Walked away from the Blue Mosque after a long day sightseeing with tired legs and stumbled across the Siva. No hassle whist checking the menu, so decided to have a seat. I chose the Lamb Amphora and was amazed, one of the best meals I have ever had in Turkey after many years of visiting. Our service was polite and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great food . Had good time . Near blue mosque . Sitting beside a street having food is an excellent idea.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a nice lunch break at the Siva a few days ago. The cafe/ restaurant is convenently located close to the visitors' attractions of the Sultan Ahmed Square. The seating was comfortable, service fast, friendly and in good English, food excellent. The Siva is highly recommended!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great restaurant to sit down, kick back and relax after a long day of sight seeing. Good food from the appetizers to the entrees all very delicious (I recommend the hummus with a beer for the appetizer simple but so good). Good hookah and the staff is pleasant. Located on a local street no more than 5 minutes from the... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had one of our favorite meals in Istanbul here at Siva Cafe and Bar. Originally we were a bit undecided if we wanted to eat here so the friendly host offered free baklava and tea for our group of six if we chose to dine there. That was enough to sway us. And we were glad. Our group sat... More 

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Rosebud, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Good quality food, reasonably priced. We had the mixed starter platter and it was worth the value. Then a mild meat skewer, also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great time. The staff were such a good time! The wine selection was lovely and the staff made great recommendations! Had a blast with the hookah!

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We ate here twice while staying in Istanbul, and sat outside both times. The atmosphere was great and the food was perfect and well priced, especially the yummy iskender! Thank you Ale for the great service and hospitality, definitely recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is the best place, Fico is wonderful, the atmosphere is great and the service is the best. This was one of our best times in istanbul,

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Kiti, Cyprus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We ate and drank at the Siva Cafe Bar several times during our stay in Sultanahmet, the food was very good, well-priced with good service. It is difficult to choose a place in Anzac Avenue, as there are so many, but Siva stands out - the welcome and hospitality shown by all the guys there was terrific and we will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No: 22 | Sultanahmet /Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 0017

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Entertaining clients

Description

Turkish kitchen ottoman kitchen italyan kitchen fish and steaks

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