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Hudavendigar Caddesi No:27 Sirkeci | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
+90 212 519 1800
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Ranked #78 of 11,072 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place lets you know that pretty everything you know about the humble Kebab is wrong, this restaurant expertly deconstructs the infamous all encompassing street food assault/chant of Istanbul and serves it to you with melt in your mouth medium rare veal, perfectly grilled veg and a smattering of "in tune" yogurt on a bed of sliced crispy pitta squares.... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

the food in here was not sooo good than i thought.. we ordered the pizza, and i believe that i can find much better pizza in other place with this price.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a delicious plate of mese, lentil soup and yoghurt kebap. We were surprised by the kindness and non-pushyness of the staff (which is rare around there). Really good value for the money. Located near to the main attractions.

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went here to try the mesa platter which was alright, but it was the mesa kebabs in the yogurt tomato sauce which stood out. Prices were a bit more than the kebab stands but not too steep.

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Ostend, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Found it on tripadvisor and found out it was an excellent choice. Very good food for reasonal prices. Very friendly staff and clean toilet. If you are around, check it out!. ;)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I usually run away from touristy restaurants. However, sometimes you need a break from overwhelming places and people or spicy food. If that is the case, this place is great. Prices are good, and the menu, the quality of the food, and the athmosfere of the local are close to a nice European restaurant. I wish I could find a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had dinner two times in this cafe and both of them were very delicious ) Thanks to the stuff, people were very kind.

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Perth, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Good food, well cooked and not too crowded in an area with lots of tourist trap restaurants. The mezze plate was good.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stopped in here for breakfast near Sultanahmet and was not disappointed. The breakfast was a wonderful spread of bread, cheese, meat, olives, jam, and vegetables. Our waiter was wonderfully friendly and attentive. The coffee and juice were also delicious. Mostly tourists here, but worth stopping. On a busy street with a tram, so there is lots of people watching. Would... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Having been in Turkey for over a month I wanted a simple beef burger at 8.40pm and a beer - exactly what I got in modern surroundings and western music (not too loud). Service was good and friendly. Would recommend for a burger.

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Additional Information about Cafe Mese

Address: Hudavendigar Caddesi No:27 Sirkeci | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 519 1800
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Turkish

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