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Siva Cafe Restaurant

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Akbiyik Caddesi No: 22 | Sultanahmet /Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 542 661 9679
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was walking with my wife searching for a good place to spend our evening and have our smoke, we found this little restaurant cafe and we heard a very nice music, The receptionist guy "Ali" welcomed us ; we entered and we had a great great night; and so on, we did our all six nights in Istanbul, great... More 

Thank Ali B
Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great staff , very friendly . they will help you in everything. good location nice street. delicious food . good music . you can have fun at night in siva bar. thanks for everything to Enver and Ali hasan :)

Thank lanaguruli
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this little café/restaurant when I was in Istanbul in September. Luckily I remembered where it was.The service and food were as good as I remembered.It is a very homey and comfortable place and the food is delicious.Half of it is a café that is well-used by the locals,as is the restaurant.They also have nargile pipes to use. Highly... More 

Thank Nghia T
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

As we were passing by Siva, we were stopped by Ali who was attending to the customers in the restaurant to advise us on the food & drinks offered. We stopped and spoke to him as he was very pleasant & friendly. We promised him we will be back to try out the place...to our surprise when we went back... More 

Thank luby882016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, and friendly host. We really enjoyed eating here for dinner, was relaxed, the food was amazing (especially the beef doner kebab). The host is super friendly, helpful and generous!

Thank Steven P
Brunswick, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee to energise you for your wandering. Food and wine is 11/10 - you will not walk away disappointed. Fantastic service and very good looking staff! Prices extremely reasonable with great quality food. When you come here, eat the sultan chicken, delicious! Breakfast lunch and dinner here were the highlight of our Istanbul visit! Ask for Ali, he is... More 

Thank shevcashin
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

We ate here several times because it was so relaxed. Food as nicely cooked as anywhere else. If you are not hungry they are quite happy for you to have a snack. No pressure to order more or increase the bill. No pressure to leave if you want to stay on. Happy to make something not on the menu, eg.... More 

Thank gay_martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Ate here for five nights and loved every meal. Simple and tasty. Friendly host, not too pushy unlike others in the area. He got our repeat business by the food, location, price and his manner. Thouroughly recommended.

Thank happyaussiesSydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Great staff, amazing atmosphere, good music ! Everything was perfect, we sat with the staff and talked for hours. I highly recommend this place, you'll not only have a good time but you'll get to spend some quality time with very nice locals and live your Turkish experience to the fullest ! Thank you Ali and Omer for the memorable... More 

Thank Sonia S
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

One of the most sumptuous meals....highly recommend the Sultan's Favorite.....simply like heaven! Many other dishes and shisha too!

Thank sking51

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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
$4 - $10
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No: 22 | Sultanahmet /Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 542 661 9679
Open beetween 9:00 - 24:00

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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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