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“Excellent food and hospitable service.”

Shadow Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 13,529 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Description: We are located right in the heart of old Istanbul, Sultanahmet. We are just 2 streets away from the Blue Mosque and walking distance to all major attractions in Istanbul. We offer high quality food from our qualified chef. And always give outstanding service. You will enjoy our Ottoman Turkish cuisine.
1 review
“Excellent food and hospitable service.”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Grilled Chicken, Pizza both good. Garlic bread, baklawa and apple tea ON THE HOUSE. Worth a visit. Nice atmosphere. Very friendly. Toni Montana and manager Gino both nice people.

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2 reviews
“A great time”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

It's all about Gino and the food, exceptional service
Tasty kebab
Smoke pipe
I will come back again definitely recommend it

  • Visited June 2014
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“We had a great time at Shadow”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The location in the old city is on restaurant Roland one of the more fun and lively streets in the world! The food was quite good, but the staff was exceptional and made for a truly fun evening.. To the point that after we felt we had taken their table for too LNG they insisted we stay and brought us a complimentary fruit platter. I would highly recommend and return over and over again

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Definitely gone off the boil, sadly”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Very friendly, but the food didn't live up to the rave review billing. It seemed odd when the waiters/proprietors were offering virtally every FOC (free starters, drinks, etc). If your food and service is really good, you don't need to tempt clientele in with freebies, as a rule. Our misgivings proved to be well founded. Although my spaghetti was pretty good, and the free flatbread was tasty, my husband's chicken stew had a very unpleasant taste (he likened it to having been doused in disinfectant), and the wine (while cheap by Istanbul standards) was unremarkable. Definitely not the second best restaurant in Istanbul!

Visited June 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Do not go home without seeing this place.”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

It is a tradational place and close to Topkapı Palace. Foods are delicious music is marvellous and employees are really kind. You should try. I am sure that you won't regret.

  • Visited June 2014
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