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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Dervis Cafe & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Kabasakal Cad. No 2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
212 516 1515
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 68: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bought the donor chicken plate and the donor beef wrap... both were the worst tasting meals I have had in Istanbul... go for atmosphere and maybe a fresh juice, but don't buy the food

Thank Aamer J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
676 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat and watch the dervish dancer. They do not serve alcohol, but the food and service was good.

Thank Kyle L
Alice Springs, Australia
Level Contributor
1,737 reviews
535 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5,102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

After having lunch at a nearby location, we only stopped at the cafe for an ice cream. With the café facing the Sultan Ahmet mosque and surrounded by parkland makes this is the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the views.

1 Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The best place for shisha in sultanahmet I tried it and it is the best The only one who has good taste in music

Thank Basem A
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
221 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

It is located in nice area full of tourists, restaurants, and sites such as basilica Cistern. It has an outdoor seating. I personally wasn't impressed with the food and prices, I guess you pay for location. C U AROUND

Thank majeo
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Location is very nice, food I ordered was delicious and good service. Very reasonable prices. Good atmosphere

Thank Mira K
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
147 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We found this place on the south east side of the Sultan Ahmet Square. In the evening, there is live music and whirling dervishes. Shisha pipe are available. Nice relaxing atmosphere...good food at a reasonable price without the pressure you get from the usual tourist traps.

Thank SixpackDC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Didn't try food but nargile was well priced at 25 and the cay reasonable. But views from here are what does plus the dervish gentlemans spin once every 10 mins.

Thank AshOrp
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Facing the Blue Mosque and right next door to Hagia Sophia, this is the perfect place for a drink, a kebab or an ice cream. Especially good 7pm onwards with the Turkish music and Dervis dancer. Good process, shade, friendly waiters. What's not to like.

Thank DrSAH
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a great cafe located between the Blue Mosque and the Ayasofya. It has a great menu, especially if you like your meat. And you can while away the evenings smoking a nargile and watching the musicians and a whirling dervish.

Thank Rezaul L

Travelers who viewed Dervis Cafe & Restaurant also viewed


Been to Dervis Cafe & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kabasakal Cad. No 2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: 212 516 1515
Open air garden restaurant located across the busy street (where the tour buses drop off and pick up tourists) from Sultanahmet mosque, and on the edge of the public garden that joins the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dervis Cafe & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood