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“Best Turkish sweets”

Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci
Ranked #1 of 353 Dessert in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Beirut, Lebanon
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best Turkish sweets”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

We tasted, we loved, almost evrything is delicious. It is the best turkish sweets shop in istanbul.
Clean and very well done. the service is great ... with the usual BUT for Turkey ... nobody knows any other language. Little over-priced, does it deserve? maybe

  • Visited November 2012
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hafiz1864, Owner at Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Hafiz Mustafa 1864 Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor.We are happy to learn that you had a pleasent experience in our store.Personalised service is of great importance to Hafiz Mustafa 1864, and our staff takes great pride in ensuring that every guest feels special.Your positive comments motivate us to keep working towards the highest satisfaction of our guests.
We thank you again for your thoughtful feedback, and hope to welcome you again soon.
Your sincerely,

Hafiz Mustafa 1864
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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Turkish Delight Heaven”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

As you walk in the entrance of Hafiz Mustafa you are handed a piece of Turkish Delight.. and everyone is eager to help you, whether you plan on sitting down for a cup of tea or coffee and some sweets or buying some as presents to go.

Most of our souvenir shopping was done here at Hafiz Mustafa.. they have prepackaged boxes of 2 kilo, 1 kilo, 1/2 kilo and 1/4 kilo of Turkish Delights which they can "vacuum" for you (air tight bag) making it easier to travel with. Or you can choose which Turkish delight varieties you want to be in each box.

For baklavas I believe the same can be done though we did not purchase any because we were told that they do not last as long as Turkish delights.

So if you're in Istanbul make a stop in to Hafiz Mustafa whether it be to try their Turkish delights./ baklavas.. which will most likely having you coming back for more or to purchase some as gifts for those back home it is a must do!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Patricia L
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hafiz1864, Owner at Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Hafiz Mustafa 1864 Guest,

Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor. We are happy to learn that you had a pleasent experience in our store. I know the team will be thrilled to receive such wonderful comments. I also appreciate your comments regarding the Baklava and Turkish delight.
Thank you once again for recommending us on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Your sincerely,

Hafiz Mustafa 1864
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Athens, Greece
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“best place for turkish sweets!!”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

we discovered Hafiz Mustafa at Divanyolu Cadessi (Sultanahmet) by chance and we kept going every day for a authentic turkish delight. The sweets were amazing, and the staff very friendly and patient. Aytekin, one of the waiters, had no problem explaining us every time what is what. We will definetely go again, the next time we visit Istanbul. Do not miss it if you do not want to miss a unique experience!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Christina T
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hafiz1864, Owner at Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Hafiz Mustafa 1864 Guest,

Thank you for posting comment on TripAdvisor. İt was a true pleasure for us to read thoughtful feedback and I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our dessert and services. . Personalised service is of great importance to Hafiz Mustafa 1864, and our staff takes great pride in ensuring that every guest feels special.Thank you for taking the time to share your Hafiz Mustafa 1864 experience on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Your sincerely,

Hafiz Mustafa 1864
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Best place for Turkish delight and baklava in Istanbul!”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

My friends and I visited Hafiz Mustafa on Divanyolu Cadessi several times during our trip to Istanbul last week. Not only is the food absolutely delicious, the staff was very warm and friendly, always helpful in answering our question and teaching us Turkish phrases we could use during our trip. I highly recommend this place if you want high quality Turkish delight and baklava. I will definitely be back on my next trip to Istanbul!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Jennifer M
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hafiz1864, Owner at Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Hafiz Mustafa 1864 Guest,

Thank you for leaving such a constructive review your observations of your visit to the Hafiz Mustafa 1864. It is always a pleasure to share a great experience and your comments are wonderful. We are delighted to hear that your dessert experience with us was thoroughly enjoyed and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hafiz Mustafa 1864 in the near future.
Yours sincerely,

Hafiz Mustafa 1864
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“My favorite place in Istanbul”
Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Very unique place to get some delicious desserts. Great atmosphere, and they have a large picture filled menu (dare I say catalog?) so it's easy to point to what you'd like to order. Friendly, welcoming staff.

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hafiz1864, Owner at Hafiz Mustafa 1864, Sirkeci, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Hafiz Mustafa 1864 Guest,

Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor.I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our dessert and services.
Thank you once again for recommending us on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Your sincerely,

Hafiz Mustafa 1864
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