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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
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Woking, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called for a snack and a drink while exploring Istanbul one cold, wet day. We were the only customers, but we were given all we wanted. Good price, good food, comfy ambience and good service.

Thank Russ L
Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Sooo delicous foods İ never ate anywhere Like this foods deffinetly İ recommend Şiva Restourant there is working very friendly persons Thanks for everything it was amaizing night İ will come chrismas night Şiva Restaurant has nice party program :) See YOU guys

Thank shabbysultan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

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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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

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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, Turkish, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • 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.
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