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Mesale Cafe

Arasta Carsisi No:45 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 518 95 62
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
“mix grill” (3 reviews)
“adana” (3 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
Cafe, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Arasta Carsisi No:45 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food great service , amazing Turkish pancakes You must try , with live music , we had breakfast and lunch here such friendly staff too

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in good food to be served with respect, this should be the last place to go in the area. However it is good for sheesha , drinks, and entertainment. It is not only the taste but quality of ingredients like meat...More

Thank Ursud A
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Very good food. Prices are slightly high but the ambiance & the whirling dervish dance show with live music (6.30-11pm everyday) compensates it. We had their lentil soup & kazandibi dessert. Please click ‘Like’ if this info caught your attention. Thanks.

1  Thank opinion2016
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Nice food and service restaurant with night show I like this place very much. I will go there again next year

1  Thank Gili G
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very close to the blue mosque and hagia Sofia, ate a very good shish and sweet Turkish pastries! All with live music and a dancer. Possibility to smoke shisha as well. Nice ambience ! Probably not the cheapest place though..

1  Thank Clara Y
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

A regular turkish place Life music Located 5 min from Haga Sophia just after Sultan Ahmet Bit overpriced for the standard Service chaotic Turistic place No toilet Public toilet available opposite

Thank Michal G
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The meal was very delicious, the ambience cosy and very near to the Blue Mosque. Best of all impeccable service! The complimentary Hibiscus tea was nice too. My family and I will definitely come back again if we ever visit Istanbul.

Thank SurianiTalib
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I came to Istanbul for my honeymoon in 2015. We were here for 10 days and every night we visited cafe mesale. The desserts were tasty, the staff were so friendly they made us feel like we were friends and family and not customers. The...More

Thank Rav0902
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Was there for coffee and hooka, saw live Sufi performance... And music.. not very expensive.. but it's nice experience ...

Thank Sanil K
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This cafe is a must to see , the food isn’t gourmet but very good Turkish fare .i go the the Cafe Mesale each time I’m in Istanbul mainly for the atmosphere .

Thank johnbodrum
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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Mazen A
17 November 2017|
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Response from Sanil K | Reviewed this property |
yes I believe, we saw it around 7pm then they stopped for prayer.. after that only songs... it depends on how busy they r I doubt ;) anyhow u can see it from street...
Arun P
7 November 2017|
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Response from Renaud A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is. I was staying close by and walk pass it every day going and back. I did not remember the show time, but there is always a live music and dance every time i was headed back to my hotel in the evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arasta Carsisi No:45 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 518 95 62
It is an open air restaurant in the middle of Arasta Bazar.
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