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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 15
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  • 12
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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
Most recent review
Good location and food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Melaniesuzanne
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Devon
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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Devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
40 helpful votes 40 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

It's great place,the staff is extremely friendly. Here you can have one of the most delicious Local and international dishes, and have a great time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Wow. Fajhita was brilliant. Victor is best host. Had best welcome here the hole time. Wine amazing and will accommodate you 100%. This place amazing

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Siva restaurant is a great restaurant located in sultanamhet close to the blue mosque. This has been the best meal we had so far in Istanbul, I ordered the chicken curry, it comes with rice, French fries and vegetables. Very tasteful and nicely presented. My wife had the vegetarian chef special, it's a vegetable casserole with grilled cheese on top... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On my last night in Istanbul before heading to Den Haag, I was walking around the old historic part of Istanbul and found the café. After four Efes beers and good conversations with the co-owners of the establishment, I would recommend the restaurant/café to all my fellow travelers.

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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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