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“Turkish tradition”
Review of Mesale Cafe

Mesale Cafe
Ranked #322 of 15 435 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Description: It is an open air restaurant in the middle of Arasta Bazar.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

a pleasant place for moments of relax.
Enjoy the late afternoon, try some snacks or a baklava surrounded by Turkish culture, drink the traditional tea, smoke a narguilê and marvel at the traditional dance show.
although it may seem like a tourist site, will quickly verify that the tables are full of locals, so breathe the Turkish tradition!

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Thank Alfredo C
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I have been to mesale cafe on every trip to Istanbul and this time I was quite disappointed. After a 3 year break I was really looking forward to returning but was let down. Food quality wasn’t the same and staff just seem too busy to give good service. They only concentrate on big groups now.

Thank Gizmoheen
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Choose it to live a classical oriental night, with Turkish coffee or tea, eating a very tasty gözleme or a kebab.
You enjoy for sure the dervish dance listening a really nice live music.
Everything just under the Blue Mosque...

1  Thank Davide T
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We very much enjoyed the music, dancing and atmosphere in this cafe/restaurant and were made very welcome. The food was fine and plentiful without being outstanding and was good value.

Thank Rae5MK
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Felt really comfortable. I found it quite noise to appreciate the whirling man but I suppose it's a good intro.
Food was not bad.

Thank Essack M
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