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Siva Cafe Restaurant

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Sultanahmet - Old City
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Akbiyik Caddesi No: 22 | Sultanahmet /Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 458 0017
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Turkish kitchen ottoman kitchen italyan kitchen fish and steaks
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 667
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Something for everyone

The restaurant is located in a street with lots of other tourist restaurants. The menu has a wide range of choice including some nice vegetarian options. The staff are very friendly. A great place to sit and watch the world go by. Reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Samantha W
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Walton, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Walton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a street with lots of other tourist restaurants. The menu has a wide range of choice including some nice vegetarian options. The staff are very friendly. A great place to sit and watch the world go by. Reasonably priced.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The owner and the crew seems friendly enough and the food tasted quite good but the waiter/crew forgot we ordered main course. We waited for 45 minutes for our Kebab to arrive and when we finally asked how much longer it will take for our order to arrive the waiter/crew didn't seem to remember at all that we ordered chicken... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you want to enjoy of a real restaurant in Istambul, don't get in!. The enviroment was like to be in Benidorm, plenty of tourist around. It is for tourist people if you want to eat good turkish food and cheap you have to runaway of this tourist place. We were there because my parents were tired to move to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Just love Siva Cafe Sulthanamet Istanbul....Food Fantastic and service exceptional....a very friendly place for drinks and delicious food....Joseph and his team are so lovely....Highly Recommend Siva....Give it a try....you won't be disappointed 😃😀

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Devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I had a good experience here and the food was very good (sultan chicken was good, my husbands was very good but I find the name). It arrived quickly and the service was good. No complaints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I was looking for a quick lunch, and while it was not quick, it was satisfying. This restaurant provides a good atmosphere and the friendly and willing service is its strong point. The manager here speaks very good English and it's more than happy to have a chat. The food here is the standard Turkish stuff but it is tasty.

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

In a trip of restaurants notable for consistent mediocrity, Siva Cafe is more of the same. The best that can be said is that the beer was cold and the outdoor tables are a pleasant enough place to watch the rain fall. The service is fine and friendly. The entire menu-food and drinks--is overpriced, but that's to be expected in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was a most entertaining evening with amazing party pieces by the staff! You must go and experience this! The location is ideal and the food is good too

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I took my group here because of the good Tripadvisor reviews, and the proximity to our hotel. It was a disaster. We'd worked closely with the owner to come up with a set-menu so the members of our group would have great food, and plenty of it, without having to sift through the menu. By the end of our meal,... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is located near blue mosque. In fact there are many such restaurants in line. All have more or less similar menu. Shiva restaurant has some more veg options (important for vegetarians). Service is bit slow. Taste is ok.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Turkish kitchen ottoman kitchen italyan kitchen fish and steaks

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