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Dervis Cafe & Restaurant

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kabasakal Caddesi, No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 516 1515
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“kebab” (5 reviews)
“blue mosque” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Turkish, International, Middle Eastern, Halal
$$ - $$$
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kabasakal Caddesi, No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

This cafe/restaurant is located in an amazing spot, right in the touristic centre and surrounded by trees. However, I have to admit that the food was nothing special, maybe even below average comparing to other food places in Istanbul. I expected a tastier meal for...More

Thank leakrn
Reviewed January 17, 2017

this cafe natural.The service manages as if there are not any problems except.ı went last summer.normal

Thank Marcus C
Reviewed December 2, 2016

Awesome place to be from morning 'till night time. Great Dervish dancers shows at night, the waiters are very courteous; always friendly and helpful in case you need some suggestions of where to go etc ... I always enjoy going to Dervish Cafe when I'm...More

Thank ggiselleUS
Reviewed October 9, 2016 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

1  Thank Aamer J
Reviewed September 23, 2016

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
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
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
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
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

Thank Mira K
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...More

Thank SixpackDC
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kabasakal Caddesi, No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 516 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.
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