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Shadow Cafe & Restaurant

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Cad. No: 26 | Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 545 655 73 47
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Seafood, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Cad. No: 26 | Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic evening at the Shadow! Cosy, friendly, tasty, we felt so welcome there! Highly recommended and would definitely go back.

1  Thank YPemby
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for shisha only and the shisha smokers among us found it was very nice, especially considering the fairly cheap price. Cannot comment on the food but recommend for the shisha. I did not like the behaviour of the staff, however,...More

Thank Asad M
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I was at Shadow every single day of my stay for at least one meal or a drink. Superb chef! Plus! I just love the people there, staff and other travelers- often introduced by the MC, Jacko. Jacko creates such a fun, warm environment for...More

1  Thank Caitlin_Freya
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Having read numerous reviews regarding the Shadow Cafe & Restaurant, as a foodie it had to be on my list. we visited the Shadow early one evening and on arrival had an extremely warm welcome from very friendly staff. The menu was explained over cay...More

Thank waughzer2016
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome place! Really good food, and all of them were really nice and kind...! I will come back for sure on my next trip to Istanbul! Thank you!

Thank SilviaB2516
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Ate here for dinner during our holiday, and wasn't disappointed. Very good, fresh, authentic food. Very friendly and efficient service, in an excellent location. Recommended.

Thank Susannah P
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Love the street the place is located so thought I’d give it a try. Ordered a pasta and it was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was great and the waiters were funny and friendly.

Thank mscaus
Reviewed 4 June 2018

One of many restaurants and taverns in the touristic area of Sultanahmet. Choose this one because of the traditional Turkish design of the setting. Only ate a mix starters plate, which was good, tho portion was too small for shearing (in two). Cocktails were good...More

Thank Ramutza A
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Visited 3 times during our holiday in Istanbul. Great vibe and lovely restaurant with Turkish interior and cosy seating. Enjoyed the regular food and some ottoman dishes too. Fabulous humus as starter bites. I always recommend this restaurant in the lively student/tourist area below the...More

Thank CarelLeRouxB
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

If your In Istanbul the old city you have to check this place out the staff are so welcoming and the food is Delish

Thank Lovefood8874
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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3 March 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Cad. No: 26 | Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 545 655 73 47
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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.
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