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Cafe Mese

#245 of 11,951 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Sultanahmet
European, Turkish
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Hudavendigar Caddesi No:27 Sirkeci | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
+90 212 519 1800
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Did not regret going here

Was a bit empty when we went, but we did not regret having a try at this restaurant. There was no one heckling from outside which is quite a relief; the waiting staff was nevertheless the most helpful and would do anything to make your stay comfortable. The service was quick as there was not many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
jm46591
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Was a bit empty when we went, but we did not regret having a try at this restaurant. There was no one heckling from outside which is quite a relief; the waiting staff was nevertheless the most helpful and would do anything to make your stay comfortable. The service was quick as there was not many people a this time... More 

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1 Thank jm46591
Berlin
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Finally a place where 'they don't drag you inside the restaurant'! The personal is very friendly, perfect english. We shared a vegetable Quesadilla as apetizer - delicious!! My Kebab with jogurt (choosen based on a TripAdvisor recomandation) tasted very good, something different than the usul. My friend had the vegetarian Fettucinnni and was delighted! Very good prices for such a... More 

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Thank John_JonesBerlin
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Staying at the Hotel Neorion, we tried this on our first night and were not disappointed. Simple dishes, Turkish as well as European, we enjoyed our meal and it is really good value

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Thank billbat2015
Sandvika, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This restaurant is now turned into a hotel lobby. It still says Cafe Mese on the outside etc, but they are not serving customers anymore.

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3 Thank Jon S
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you want a no fuss, no frills, basic quality plate of food, look no further. We had the pasta dishes and were pleasantly surprised. Very good all round value. Strongly recommended.

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Thank pensionerplus
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed in the Neorion Hotel, and this restaurant is on the hotel's lower level - with its own entrance on Hudavendigar Caddesi. We were looking for a break from Turkish cuisine, and came here to try something different. We had a veggie quesadilla (of all things) for an appetizer, and pasta for dinner. The quesadilla was a bit different... More 

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Thank UnclePeteDC
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

On the fourth evening in Istanbul, my daughters ate burgers here for supper and the next morning one of my daughters had stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomited. She was fine by the next evening. We can't be 100pc sure the burger here caused it, but lunch the previous day seems to have been unlikely. The family had no food problems... More 

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Thank CharlieNorthLondon
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Ordered pasta here and met some fellow South Africans enjoying steak. Loved the pasta however it was a bit bland. Nice warm relaxing atmosphere

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Thank Monowarah1973
Walsall, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Two years ago when we visited Istanbul, we ate here several times due to the menu choices and excellent service. We were really disappointed this time. Food very average, and quite pricey for the quality. Service was average. It seems now more focused on being a provider of accommodation than of food. No-one else ate there while we were there.... More 

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Thank David C
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Restaurant was nice & cosy which make for great atmosphere on a cold winter's night, food was great & so was the service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hudavendigar Caddesi No:27 Sirkeci | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 519 1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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