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A must go to place to take photos, drink turkish tea and smoke nargile.

With wonderful atmosphere created by its walls, lamps, rugs and furnishings, this place is a great... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Sydney, Australia
No frills at its best.

An amazing atmosphere in the evening amongst the chitter chatter of the locals. One does not really... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
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Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 212 511 88 53
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Such a pity that this place, once a religious school, is now just a kitschy place for tourists to depart with a lot of money for drinks and shisha

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 839SaraH839
Reviewed 3 August 2018

With wonderful atmosphere created by its walls, lamps, rugs and furnishings, this place is a great place to just sit and enjoy the ambience. You can use their free wifi, catch up with a friend or smoke shisha whilst drinking your turkish tea or coffee....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kefiagain
Reviewed 1 August 2018

An amazing atmosphere in the evening amongst the chitter chatter of the locals. One does not really have to be a lover of shisha, but just come here for some Turkish tea and soak in ambience of this historical Ottoman building (I was told it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank razwanr2016
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the oldest coffee shop in Istanbul The place is filled with energy and people are just chillaxing having a tea or Shisha It’s a good place just to enjoy and people watch.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mantatattoo
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This is a local hangout and you can get a more authentic experience. However, they are also used to seeing travelers and will help you if you are new to water pipes. Very fun and highly recommend!! In case you don't smoke - don't worry...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place to chill. Very calm. You can order tea and soft drinks, food or something else you can bring with you

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 978antonp
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This place surely is authentic, in the sense that it's a gathering place for locals to smoke water pipe, drink tea and talk. But as a tourist one may feel uncomfortable, especially women. I went with my husband and still felt weird being there and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank ramutza
Reviewed 11 May 2018

If you are not Nargile ( water pipe ) smoker don’t even think to be there , no oxygen, herrible smell of sweat with artificial tobacco flavours ,

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Loay B
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Passed a wonderful 2 hours in the middle of the day after having walk around Grand Bazaar at this place which is not that easy to find but definitely worth this. They don't have any menu but staff is very helpful and they offer perfect...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Natalia_Malysheva
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This place was great. With a history of 300 years, being a religious school long before, it made for a great experience. The rustic setting of this space made it even more special. In such a central area, the prices were very decent. Shisha and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Response from Pavel G | Reviewed this property |
They have also grape, blueberry, orange, peach, melon and capuchino flavors
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