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Cafe Mese

#261 of 11,316 Restaurants in Istanbul
#288 of 11,786 Places to Eat 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, Reservations

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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
Very good value

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Sandvika, Norway
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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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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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Cape Town, South Africa
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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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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Really nice food in a very clean restaurant. So nice there's no need to have a person on the door to persuade you to enter. I enjoyed a veal steak on my first visit and a shish kebab on the second. Both were lovely meals.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a nice café close to the Blue Mosque, etc., and a short tram ride/walk to the Grand Bazaar. We were there for a late lunch on a cold, rainy day, and it was a pleasant break from the rain. The service couldn't have been friendlier, and each of the four of us had a nice lunch. Nothing over... More 

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Douala, Cameroon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is just round the corner from the Neorion Hotel where we are staying. We have been here three nights in succession, principally because my daughters like it and it is too cold to want to explore much further. The service is excellent, the food is good but the choice on the menu is pretty limited and we will have... More 

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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

Questions & Answers

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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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