We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Almost a reason to visit Istanbul” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kahvedan

Kahvedan
Cihangir Akarsu Street Matara st. no:38 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 292 4030
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #330 of 10,932 restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: American, Asian, Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
“Almost a reason to visit Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

Received a rec from a friend to try this cafe. We met Shellie the owner. She is an American who has been almost everywhere. She appears to doubles as den mother to locals, restauranteur, and tour guide recommender for us travelers but best of all, she serves some of the best food at a good price you will find. We are talking food from everywhere. The thai beef (yes I know we are in Istanbul) is out of this world, especially if you are "kebobbed out". At night it was a local hangout where five or six languages are spoken but everyone seems to communicate. Cannot recommend it highly enough. She even called us a cab and pre negotiated our price for us!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

31 reviews from our community

96% Recommend
    19
    11
    1
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Bodrum City, Turkey
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great spot in a cool neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

This is a great spot in Cihangir for a easy meal in a cool, mixed atmosphere. We were introduced to Kahvedan by a Turkish friend when we met for breakfast one day. They offer a great Turkish breakfast. Now when we are in Istanbul it is my husband's favorite spot for dinner. He's a vegetarian and I'm an omnivore/closet vegetarian. The menu satisfies both of us regardless of what we are craving.

In the winter the homemade pasta with walnuts is fantastic! Everything we've had there is really good. The only things I'd suggest American's skip is the quesadilla. You'll find better quesadillas in the States and there are so many other great things on the menu...try them!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Concord, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“My place to go for a great time in Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

I had the pleasure of finding this wonderful cafe back in 2006,and returned here in April of this year. The Kahve Dan has a very European atmosphere,with of bit of San Francisco ambience as well. You can come by for breakfast,lunch or dinner or just stop by for a cocktail or coffee.Enjoy people watching when there are tables available on the terrace and make friends with the house cat,Ece. Brunch on Sunday is a treat,with American favorites on the menu. The neighbor hood,Cihangir,is alive with energy. Shelley Corman,the owner,is from San Francisco and her charm and hospitality make this a must for a meal or drink.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Kahvedan also viewed

 
Istanbul, Turkey
 

Been to Kahvedan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Kahvedan, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.