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Siva Cafe Restaurant

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Akbiyik Caddesi No: 22 | Sultanahmet /Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 542 661 9679
08:00 - 00:00
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 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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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 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
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Good food, reasonable prices. Staff was friendly. I asked for their recommendations. I was happy with the result and did not feel gouged. Lots of choices nearby, but Siva is a solid option.

Thank Feelenjoy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Hi guys i was in istanbul for a week with My friends and we stay in sultanahmet area and one nigth we were walking in akbiyik st. With My friends and i Sow a lovely restorant with lovely worker so we had same nice kebabs and during the nigth we had same waterpipe and IT was just fantastic place so... More 

Thank Ilyas E
Marseille, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The place is clean, well decorated and perfectly located. The staff is very nice and friendly. We spent an amazing night there to celebrate my birthday and share good times with them. I would definitely recommend it to friends and any fellow travelers!

Thank Mathilde A
walton on thames
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Maggie & Barbara visited Istanbul 10th Jan 2016 & stayed at Siva café /hotel. This is one of the most friendly, cosy, charming places I have ever stayed. wonderful helpful staff, cosy rooms, right near the centre, easy to walk to every thing. lovely food & Turkish breakfast. The owner Mahmet is fabulous, ask him to take you to the... More 

Thank skichicky
Stowe, Vermont
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This place was so cozy! I had a wonderful lamb dinner for one prepared over flames using clay pot technique...the lamb melted in my mouth. The guys running the place were attentive but not overly so. They gave me my space but were there immediately for refills, etc. Fun experience and great vibes

1 Thank Steph v
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This place seems to be more about the show than anything else. U get some a clay jar broken in front of you and a guy showing off and thats about the highlight of the evening. I d expect the food to be the highlight at a restaurant...

Thank André G
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for a dinner, 4 people with appetizer, meal, drink, tea, narghile only 103 lira! Very nice evening, we played the guitar, sang, had some great time! Nice people, nice food, highly raccomanded!

2 Thank Jeremy B

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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
US$4 - US$10
Mediterranean, Turkish, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No: 22 | Sultanahmet /Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 542 661 9679
Open beetween 9:00 - 24:00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighbourhood 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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