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Dervis Cafe & Restaurant

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kabasakal Caddesi, No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 516 15 15
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“kebab” (6 reviews)
“blue mosque” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Halal
$$ - $$$
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kabasakal Caddesi, No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Me and my family decided to have lunch at this cafe coz it is located in a cozy open air spot surrounded by trees and in between Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and close to Blue Mosque. The staff is courteous.

Thank Rana Riaz S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I drop by this restaurant after a long day full of activities surrounding this resturant. The chicken sis kebab and Kufta were very juicy and delicious. It is open to air resturant with nice surrounding spots such as the Haga Sophia and blue mosque ....More

Thank Luai808
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I hada rest at this cozy open air cafe afer I visited Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque. It is located in front of Blue mosque. I had delicous Turkish tea under big trees and looked the beautiful mosque again from the outside. Very...More

Thank penelopegordon000
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This cafe/restaurant is located in an amazing spot, right in the touristic centre and surrounded by trees. However, I have to admit that the food was nothing special, maybe even below average comparing to other food places in Istanbul. I expected a tastier meal for...More

Thank leahmacun
Reviewed 17 January 2017

this cafe natural.The service manages as if there are not any problems except.ı went last summer.normal

Thank Marcus C
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Awesome place to be from morning 'till night time. Great Dervish dancers shows at night, the waiters are very courteous; always friendly and helpful in case you need some suggestions of where to go etc ... I always enjoy going to Dervish Cafe when I'm...More

Thank ggiselleUS
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Bought the donor chicken plate and the donor beef wrap... both were the worst tasting meals I have had in Istanbul... go for atmosphere and maybe a fresh juice, but don't buy the food

1  Thank Aamer J
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat and watch the dervish dancer. They do not serve alcohol, but the food and service was good.

Thank Kyle L
Reviewed 16 September 2016

After having lunch at a nearby location, we only stopped at the cafe for an ice cream. With the café facing the Sultan Ahmet mosque and surrounded by parkland makes this is the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the views.

1  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The best place for shisha in sultanahmet I tried it and it is the best The only one who has good taste in music

Thank Basem A
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Kabasakal Caddesi, No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 516 15 15
Open air garden restaurant located across the busy street (where the tour buses drop off and pick up tourists) from Sultanahmet mosque, and on the edge of the public garden that joins the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
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