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Bar, Cafe, Turkish, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great service, excellent shisha which lasts super long (2+hrs), reasonable prices. The music playlist is top notch! We’ve been here 2 nights in a row and may well be back for the rest of our stay! Come here for a great atmosphere, shisha and comfortable...dining. You really won’t regret it!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 5 May 2024 via mobile

4 of 5 days we came here to have a break from sightseeing in old town. Laid back side of a busy alley. Great place to relax and smoke Nagile / Shisha accompanied by a cup of black tea. Friendly and helpful staff. We definitely...come back on our next trip to Istanbul. Highly recommended! P.S.: If you’re lucky you will have cute company as well…More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2024

It's wonderful to hear that our restaurant provided you with a relaxing break during your sightseeing adventures in the old town of Istanbul! We're delighted that you enjoyed our laid-back atmosphere, shisha, and black tea, as well as the friendly and helpful staff. Thank you...More

Reviewed 19 March 2024

Close to main attractions of Istanbul, but in small lonely lane. Very relaxed atmosphere and tasty local meals. Prices are quite high - mail meal, desert and tea cost 1000 TLR (3/24). No alcohol, no Hookah. Main meal was one of the cheaper in this...restaurant (no steak, no fish).More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2024

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and tasty local meals at our restaurant, as well as the proximity to the main attractions of Istanbul. Regarding the prices, we understand your concern. We strive...More

Reviewed 20 January 2024

Great place, excellent host!! We had the best time, highly recommend!! Hidden gem you have to visit while in Istanbul!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time at our place and that you found our host to be excellent. It's wonderful to be considered a hidden gem in Istanbul, and we truly appreciate your recommendation. We...More

Reviewed 7 January 2024

Wonderful food, cocktails and shisha. Relaxed atmosphere and very charming hosts who speak a range of languages. Try this place for a relaxing and fun experience of good Turkish food and good quality shisha.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2024

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you found our cafe charming and welcoming, and that you enjoyed our wonderful food, cocktails, and shisha. Providing a relaxed atmosphere and excellent service is important to us, and we're pleased that you had...More

Reviewed 19 December 2023

My favourite spot in Sultanhamet for hookah, tea and coffee. Food seems also very good - haven’t tried it unfortunately- I highly recommend the apple tea , it’s amazing. Hookah are fantastic and great atmosphere, music and vibes. Very traditional places and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're honored to be your favorite spot in Sultanhamet for hookah, tea, and coffee. It's great to hear that you highly recommend our apple tea and enjoy the fantastic hookahs, atmosphere, and music. We're proud of our...More

Reviewed 15 December 2023

Very cool atmosphere. Tucked away in an small alley, great food, servers, and great music as well. First dinner in Turkey was great.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

We're thrilled to know that your first dinner in Turkey at our establishment was a great experience! Thank you for appreciating our cool atmosphere, delicious food, attentive servers, and the great music. We're glad we could make your visit memorable and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 28 November 2023

It was a very beautiful experience to this cafe near to Ayia Sofia, 3 min walk by foot! Excellent quality, perfect teas and perfect and kind people also! Thank you very much!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to know that your visit to our cafe near Ayia Sofia was a beautiful experience. Your compliments about the quality of our teas and the kindness of our staff mean a lot to us. We're delighted you...More

Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

From all the places we were in istanbul this is hands down the best. Everything is perfect, the place, the atmosphere, the food was delicious and the shisha was tasty. The crew was very kind and helpful. Definitely recommend to everyone to check it out.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are extremely pleased to read that you enjoyed our restaurant. Thank you for recommending us, it means the world to us. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit! Until then, take care of yourselves.

Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Amazing shisha cafe, best shisha in Istanbul, owner is friendly and even made sure to bring the cat out for for us everytime we went! Relaxed atmosphere and couldn't ask for anything more. Ramazan was also a top guy keeping us entertained! Great place, and...definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2023

Thank you for choosing to visit Harabbe Cafe and taking the time to leave a review. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to have...More

Reviewed 6 June 2023 via mobile

Great place ever! Very cozy and entourage, groovy music. The staff is young guys, friendly and cheerful, a big hello to Ramazan! 😉 The service is excellent, the guests are always taken care of. Dishes are beyond praise. Whatever you take, you will definitely be...full. Everything is delicious, pleasant serving, as a compliment they bring very tasty tea, fruits and baklava. And of course, delicious, smoky shisha, the best in town with a big variety of flavors! Have been here several times and will be back. Ramazan, thank you for everything. 👍More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2023

Thank you for choosing to visit Harabbe Cafe and taking the time to leave a review. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to have...More

Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

Came here since we saw good reviews for the hookah (shisha) and we were not disappointed. We took one that lasted about 1 hour and a half. There was plenty of variety and the presentation was very nice. We also tasted some appetizers like humus...and sarmale and had a salad and Cajun chicken. All tasty. The staff was very nice and cool which added to the good vibes of this place. Definitely recommend it!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2023

Thank you for choosing to visit Harabbe Cafe and taking the time to leave a review. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to have...More

Reviewed 2 May 2023 via mobile

Literally the best spot in Istanbul. We tried several hookah spots in Istanbul, but none of them were something special. This place was amazing and definitely a place that can be recommended. They have the best hookah in town and amazing service.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2023

Thank you for choosing to visit Harabbe Cafe and taking the time to leave a review. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to have...More

Reviewed 17 April 2023

Best spot to slow down after sightseeing. Every year that I'm in Istanbul I go there to relax and for a good night out. Excellent service, great drinks and Hookah. The guys are super nice and they remember me every time I go. See you...in a month!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2023

Thank you for choosing to visit Harabbe Cafe and taking the time to leave a review. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to have...More

Reviewed 11 April 2023

Cool and relaxing place near Agyasofia and Sultanahmet. Absolutely not a touristic one. Cool design inside and outside. You can sit, drink whatever you want and, of course, smoke great shisha. All the guys are very kind and gentle, ask them for every advise about...the flavours, for sure they suggest you a good one. The perfect place to spend good time after a dinner. Hope to come back soon!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Emin Polat, Pazarlama at Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2023

Thank you for choosing to visit Harabbe Cafe and taking the time to leave a review. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to have...More

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Dear Amra we are so sorry about late back. Yes we have many option's gluten free which is safe and delicios for you. Hope to see you in HARABBE CAFE.
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Harab'be Cafe & Hookah Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5