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Susam Cafe

) #717 of 11,617 Restaurants in Istanbul ££ - £££ Cafe, Turkish, American
Susam Sok, No:11 | Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
+90 212 251 59 95
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
12 Nov 2016
“Nice dinner”
29 Oct 2016
“Nice atmosphere”
Closed Now
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Cafe, Turkish, American, Bar, International, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Susam Sok, No:11 | Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The place is very cosy. Good- perfect. Fresh and easy. My steak was so nice with lovely side rucola salad. Service - cream de la cream. People working there are super professional jet easy going. So so nice....

Thank agnieszkalidia
Burcak U, Owner at Susam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Thank you Agnie! It is such a motivation to receive this kind of comments! We expect you to have you soon, again:) Best, Burcak

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Cosy and friendly place. You can sit on the tables outside, facing the street. The servicevwas very good.

Thank Yıldız Ö
Burcak U, Owner at Susam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Sorry for late response... Thank you very much for this lovely comment. Hope to see you again. Regards on behalf of our staff:)

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely outdoor sitting area, friendly staff and a nice selection of food. I'd highly recommend the scramble eggs and bacon on toast and goat cheese salad.

1  Thank Melis O
Burcak U, Owner at Susam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

We get very happy when we receive good feedbacks about our food. Thank you big time:) Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff were really accommodating in turning on an AC and seating is underneath, as we arrived after a long trek. The food was really nice, cold beer and really hip new jazz music brought a really nice atmosphere. Top marks guys and gals

Thank Blub111
Burcak U, Owner at Susam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Thank you for your lovely review! If you are still around, we would love to see you again! Best, Burcak

Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I found this place by accident. The food is great, as is the service and the atmosphere! They have a very nice terras on the corner of the street.

Thank Willemijn V
Burcak U, Owner at Susam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Thank you! You are always welcome:) Also thanks for sharing your experience with us as well. Kind regards.

Reviewed 25 February 2016

good coffee & food, friendly staff. vintage style decor. felt like at home. nice for breakfast or snack.

Thank Klemens W
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Stumbled upon this cafe on a Friday night when walking around the area. The menu has a lot of options including foods, drinks, wine, and beer. I ordered a salad with steak and my girlfriend a chicken curry pasta. The salad was delicious, the steak...More

Thank Neal H
Burcak U, Owner at Susam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2016

Dear Neal, Thank you very much for this review. I hope we see you again:) Warm regards, Burcak

Reviewed 3 January 2016

Went to Susam Cafe quite a number of times during a 5-day stay in Istanbul, it's a great place for coffee, breakfast, brunch, dinner, or just drinks. The waiter a friendly and the place is located in a hip area, away from the typical Istanbul...More

Thank Paul_Horatiu
Burcak U, Owner at Susam Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016

Thank you very much for this review. Hope to see you next time!

Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This cafe is just outstanding. It would not only be a great place to relax and have amazing food but anywhere in the world. Reminiscent of a modern Australian cafe with great jazz music in the background this place is a must for foodies and...More

Thank Sebastian G
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

I had breakfast here during my stay in Beyoglu, and ordered a mini Turkish breakfast (basically a half serving of the full Turkish, which seemed excessive! Bread, olives, clotted cream and blackberry jam, and a sundried tomato pesto amongst other things (no eggs in the...More

Thank Boozwak
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
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10:00 - 02:00
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10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Susam Sok, No:11 | Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 251 59 95
Susam (Sesame) is a laid-back cafe by day, a slinky cocktail bar by night. "Good place to pretend to write that novel." - The GuardianSusam (Sesame) is one of Istanbul's most charming nooks, in the heart of the leafy, literary Cihangir neighbourhood, and this effortlessly friendly local cafe, which buzzes on weekend evenings, is a destination in itself. A mixed bunch of regulars – from local hipsters to foreign newspaper hacks – people the bar, sucking down good cocktails, such as its famous Egeli Mojito (Aegean Mojito), on mismatched furniture in the sitting room-like interior. Most, however, come to soak up the atmosphere on the cafe's street-side terrace. - The Guardian
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