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Deja Vu Restaurant

#158 of 11,829 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Cad Mehmet Murat Dk. 8/7 | Sirkeci Hocpasa Mah Hudavendigar , 34112, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
+90 212 511 5339
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

Read through the reviews and you will find the truth. This is a restaurant only tourists would go to for sure. They have seemingly friendly outside to lure people in, and indeed they often succeed (this place looks busy). However, it is another story inside. The food, the most important factor, is mediocre at best, worse than average. The meat... More 

2 Thank eltongogo
The Hague, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016

The food is really great. Especially the starters were nice (mix of cold Turkish starters). The staff is also very friendly. I think I will pay another visit if I ever return to Istanbul.

Thank Peter_Tulip
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We went there for a pipe and tea. It took them forever to bring the tea. We later ordered desert, it was not what we expected or as advertised, when we asked about it, we were told that if we want the desert to be fresh and "home made", we should ask someone's mother to make it for us to... More 

2 Thank Aneesa82
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2016

best lamb in the area, great staff I felt very comfortable as a single woman and would end my night here with a mint tea. Thanks guy for making me feel safe and welcome, i will be back!

Thank Lucy R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

If tired n not sure where to eat- good place to stop at. Food is good and fresh. Service is super fast and accommodating . Hookah though tastes of charcoal and is not the best, unfortunately

Thank Anya G
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Very very very good place...good food..super Wine...friendli staff...super menager...super price...recommend

Thank Ser Romeo K
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We ate at Hatay Restaurant and the service was very good. We had wonderful time with friends; thanks for the good service kebab and really good meze, wine and turkish coffee. I can say just wow!

Thank Elena U
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We dined here twice during our stay in istanbul. Food has great flavour and you must get the Dolca red wine.. amazing! Friendly service - not pushy at all. Reasonable priced.

Thank NZTraveller2489
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Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious, the people and the services was awesome. They also offered from house some drinks and deserts. I will come back :)

Thank Mehmet Ilkay G
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Very nice little restaurant withwelcomin and accomodating staff. The food was very tasteful and service is good.

Thank Sylvia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cad Mehmet Murat Dk. 8/7 | Sirkeci Hocpasa Mah Hudavendigar , 34112, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 511 5339
How to reach us: 1) Via Tram:(Takes 15 min from Kabatas station, 3 min from Sultanahmet)Get off the tram at Gulhane station (see the map below), at the traffic lights ahead take Ebusuut St. to the left and up the hill. After 2 minutes (50 meters) you will reach Sultania Hotel. Our restaurant is at the ground level opposite of the hotel building.2.) I am near, I may walk:If you are staying around here it is probably 10 to 15 min walk along the tram line towards Sirkeci direction. When you reach Gulhane station (see the map below) look for the traffic lights ahead. Take Ebusuut St. to the left and up the hill. After 2 minutes (50 meters) you will reach Sultania Hotel. Our restaurant is at the ground level opposite of the hotel building. 3.) I’ll prefer taxi:The driving directions are complicated around here. If you’ll get a taxi, it is better to tell the driver that you want to get off at Cagaloglu, just after passing Sirkeci train station (you can show him the map). Take the street on the left (Ebusuut St. opposite direction). It takes only a 5 minute walk by there.

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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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