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“Excellent place to eat in Sultanahmet”

Siva Cafe Restaurant
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Ranked #38 of 14,390 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Description: Open beetween 9:00 - 02
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Very nice restaurant where you can try wide range of tasty Turkish traditional dishes at a very fair price. The staff is very firendly and agreeable, each time we ate there they offered us a starter and a delicious apple tea. We also tried some other restaurants in Sultanahmet area and we would say Shiva is one of the nicest restaurants around.

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Thank Asia W
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Very good place. Otantique rest. Delicious menu. Good price. İ suggest.Very good place. Otantique rest. Delicious menu. Good price. İ suggest.It was one of the best restaurant in Istanbul.I have very deliciouse food in this restaurant. The owner mr Vahab..

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Thank Vedat A
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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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