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Siva Cafe Restaurant

#62 of 11,951 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Neighborhood:
Sultanahmet
Mediterranean, Soups, Turkish
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Akbiyik Caddesi No: 22 | Sultanahmet /Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+(90)5426619679
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Open beetween 9:00 - 24:00

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  • 43
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  • 16
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  • 12
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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
fabulous Siva

Maggie & Barbara visited Istanbul 10th Jan 2016 & stayed at Siva café /hotel. This is one of the most friendly, cosy, charming places I have ever stayed. wonderful helpful staff, cosy rooms, right near the centre, easy to walk to every thing. lovely food & Turkish breakfast. The owner Mahmet is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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walton on thames
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walton on thames
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maggie & Barbara visited Istanbul 10th Jan 2016 & stayed at Siva café /hotel. This is one of the most friendly, cosy, charming places I have ever stayed. wonderful helpful staff, cosy rooms, right near the centre, easy to walk to every thing. lovely food & Turkish breakfast. The owner Mahmet is fabulous, ask him to take you to the... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so cozy! I had a wonderful lamb dinner for one prepared over flames using clay pot technique...the lamb melted in my mouth. The guys running the place were attentive but not overly so. They gave me my space but were there immediately for refills, etc. Fun experience and great vibes

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Thank Steph v
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This place seems to be more about the show than anything else. U get some a clay jar broken in front of you and a guy showing off and thats about the highlight of the evening. I d expect the food to be the highlight at a restaurant...

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Thank André G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for a dinner, 4 people with appetizer, meal, drink, tea, narghile only 103 lira! Very nice evening, we played the guitar, sang, had some great time! Nice people, nice food, highly raccomanded!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I came here for dinner after wandering around the Sultanahmet area and liking the look of this place. Opted for some hummus to start with (which was a little dry) and then a lamb kebab for main (really good), washed down with a dark Efes beer. Friendly service and reasonable prices with good quality food. Free wifi also (quite handy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited Siva twice while in Istanbul. Ali and staff were friendly, helpful & warm. A meal here is very satisfying, tasty & well priced. Amenities very clean. Cannot recommend enough.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We had the mousaka and saffron veggies and both were excellent! Then we had apple water pipe (sishe) before going to sleep. Very relaxing! The staff is very friendly. Ask for Can (sounds like John). He is very nice :)

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larbert, scotland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We had a fabulous evening here. Food was delicious and the evening was enhanced by the friendly staff. They looked after us beautifully without overdoing things. We had a mixture of Turkish food along with fish, which we love. The fish platter for 2 was fantastic and very good value for money. We had lovely Turkish wine. We enjoyed our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Everyone is genuinely nice here. Best service I've had in Istanbul. Fantastic food and drinks. Great atmosphere. I will come back soon. Also available for backpackers. Clean, spacious rooms with private bathrooms. Ceiling to floor windows with a great view of a lively street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

İ have be en the sıva cafe restaurant many time before as a all the time great thanks siva l will be back for a nice food again

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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
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +(90)5426619679

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Soups, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Open beetween 9:00 - 24:00

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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