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Serbethane Cafe&Restaurant

#36 of 11,829 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Kabasakal Cad. Arasta Carsisi No: 117, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 517 0004
09:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in a little street close to the Topkapi palace area, we very much enjoyed the meal we had here.

Thank Sakina K
Slough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The best Shisha I had in Istanbul! Went for the jelly bean flavour after reading previous reviews and was not disappointed.This place has a great atmosphere and friendly and welcoming staff.

Thank mud217
Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The cafe is hiding behind the blue mosque, the shishas here are two type normal classic with water base filter and special signature with pink liquid filter (i think it is milk or something), but it is great. The apple press tea also highly recommend.

Thank Preetanat K
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This place is very stylish and traditional. Loved the food (try Turkish food, not European, because Caesar Salad was not like it usually is), Adana Kebab is amazing and gozleme with cheese and potatoes. I also had some lemonade with mint. The coffee is so good and different. Menu available also in Spanish

Thank marichanishvili
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I went here as a solo visitor, tried hookah out of curiousity. The staff were incredibly kind. They took the time to keep me company as I was alone. They showed me how to hookah because it was my first time. I had a thorough look at the menu...VERY AFFORDABLE. This neighborhood has exceptionally high prices but this restaurant looks... More 

Thank Shanda L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor. Excellent hospitality, excellent service and great shisha.. recomended!

Thank TalaLabban
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Ahmed and the rest of the staff. Always having good times here with you :) Best shisha in town and very delicious mezze

Thank Darius F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I been there five times and very nice place and the bezo very friendly he doing good service jelibon shisha is very nice

Thank Ahmed A
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A nice cosy place located behind the Blue Mosque. The two brothers who run this restaurant/cafe are very welcoming and hospitable. The food is really nice and also the narghile/Shisha is pretty good too. A pot of traditional apple tea or sahlep accompanied by a Shisha is the perfect end to a long day. Especially for us as our hotel... More 

Thank Bilal P
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is frindly and the narjelah is very good. The food prices culd be better. Good music mood .

Thank Yasser M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mediterranean, Cafe, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kabasakal Cad. Arasta Carsisi No: 117, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 517 0004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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