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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 #55 of 10,956 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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English first
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

While the menu is similar to other restaurants in this district what made Siva restaurant stand out was the friendly staff and the entertainment thrown in - the showmanship involved in cracking open the clay pot meal we had and the performance of balancing of beers on the waiter's head. The food was tasty and the complimentary baklava with apple... More

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Jesi, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I picked Siva Cafe on a busy street and could not have picked a better one! Great place with real good food and more importantly SUPER DUPER FRIENDLY hosts. Friendly, engaging, helpful and respectful vibes. Such a very warm feel to it. I recommend Siva Cafe to everyone - who want to chill, eat, smoke or just hang out!. You... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I ate at Siva a couple of times while staying across the road in the Orient Hostel. The food and service was very good, only criticism was the humus wasn't great. Highly recommend especially as so reasonably priced.

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our first night in Istanbul found us hungry and looking for a place to relax and have a good meal. We found it and made a new friend at Siva Cafe, just around the corner from our hotel (Hotel Alp). Shortly after we were seated Ahmad come out and introduced himself and checked to make sure all was OK. Thus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really nice place to chill eat and smoke!!!!! Lot of hotel in this street turquian are exellent people!!! Big up to them!!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited this restaurant many times, and keep going back for more. The food is great and I feel very welcome here. I always recommend this place to any of my friends visiting Istanbul. Great location, you can sit outside and watch everything happening. Great prices, Great food, Great service x

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was a fantastic combination of flavors and was really filling. Portions were good and everything seemed reasonably priced. Service was efficient and attentive and whilst no member of staff stood out; there was a well run feel to the cafe.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely night at this restaurant. The food was delicious and we would suggest the testy they have a famous cooking chef absolutely we recommendet:-)

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Music was great, food was good staff was lively and really seemed to enjoy their job.The prices were similar to other restaurants on the street but the kids menu and the prospect of seeing a guy balancing beer on his head was a huge selling point for us, unfortunately the latter didn't occur. Still a nice place to have dinner.

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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is amazing. Starting with the food. But the greatest thing about it is the fab staff I met there. Wonderful, friendly people who made feel like I'm at home, even better. So happy that I have gained their friendship. Looking forward to going back there! Thank you, guys! Good luck and see you soon.

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