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“The best place on Akbiyik!!!”

Siva Cafe Restaurant
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Ranked #27 of 14,132 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Description: Open beetween 9:00 - 02
Reviewed March 31, 2013

I am a bit partial because I got to be really good friends with all the staff here after eating here maybe five-six times on a two-week trip in Istanbul, but I would say that for charm and personality(as well as value, Akbiyik is a nice cheap place to eat) Shiva(/Siva) is the best restaurant around. Everybody is nice and even a little cheeky; their personality is renowned, as reflected by this article about the head waiter Fiko: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=10795988. Although this article was written when he was working down the street at Turquoise he has only become more personable since then. I recommend the nuget or the manti, it is really great here. Thanks to Hakan, Hakan, Mehmet, Fiko, and everybody else for some great meals.

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Thank ski_krieger
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I have eaten at Şiva Cafe several times, twice last November and twice again this March and a few months before that we were there for late drinks which turned into a bit of a party night with dancing until the early hours!

The meals are varied and tasty and between us we have tried quite a selection from their menu. The house wine was also very palatable and a plate of humus with bread as an entree on the house is a nice gesture. The service is spot on. The staff are friendly and full of smiles and nothing is too much trouble. It is in a great location in the hub of the busy bar and restaurant street in Sultanahmet.

This is a ten out of ten place for effort and hospitality and we shall certainly be back on our next trip to Istanbul.

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Thank Nichola C
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

It a nice place to have dinner they have really good food and drinks staff are really friendly and smiley all the time me and my friends had a lovely time there thanks for everything

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Thank Cemalgurbuz
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

this restaurant makes you feel as you are ın your house ı been there lots of tıme wıth my gırlfrıend exelent food helpfull staff nıce atmospher anythınk you need you wıll fınd thnks siva

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Thank gigsyy
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Cold weather last week but a very warm, friendly welcome at Siva. Victor and his team make you feel at home. Great food - starter, succulent chicken kebab, smooth red wine and apple tea - and great value for money. Relaxed, cosy atmosphere. Say hello to Victor.

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Thank 477SueD
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