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Sofa Cafe & Restaurant

Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16 | Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 458 36 30
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ali nazik” (7 reviews)
“chicken curry” (4 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
All hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Turkish, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16 | Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good prices, there are some vegan appetizers you can try(unfortunately they only have vegetarian full meals not vegan ones), or you can just ask them to exclude the cheese from the vegetarian ones. Beautiful place, yummy food! I tried the eggplant with tomato sauce even...More

Thank Μαρία Η
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Istanbul for my honeymoon in 2015 and sofa cafe was one of the first restaurants we came too. I have to say sofa cake is one of the best deserts I have ever tasted

Thank Rav0902
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great spot for food and drinks. The service was friendly and food tasty. There is plenty of choice of food for meat eaters and vegetarians. The prices are very reasonable and this was our favourite place to eat during our weekend in Istanbul.

Thank Zabka
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We were starving and looking at all the prices at the restaurants. While empty Sofa was reasonable, so lets try it. Tuncay the waiter was so helpful and friendly could not do enough for us. We ordered the Chicken Kebabs, Gr8 choice and the salad...More

Thank 1Narrowboat
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We had pasta and salmon with a nice bottle of local wine. It was fabulous and the wait staff was very friendly.

Thank DMcDPortland_Oregon
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I visited this cafe a few times for lunch, dinner and drinks. Small but great place. Service is generally good, my favourite waiter was Mehmet. The chicken wrap at lunchtime was my favourite, I kept ordering it for the salsa side, it was amazing. The...More

2  Thank Angela E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Good quality ingredients, well-cooked, varied menu, pleasant surroundings and welcoming service. Unlike some other places, there is no extra charge for bread or water and the servings are generous (especially of the very nice red wine from Capaddocia!). Between us we sampled several different dishes...More

Thank JJHDerbyshire
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Meal for 2 in "happy hour" (before 6.30pm). Good, tasty food. Nice wine. Reasonable price. Good service.

Thank PDR55
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We ate here on the first night of our recent break in Istanbul. We were staying at the Nobel Hostel Guesthouse, so we also had breakfast here (which was great and really good value for money every morning). A lovely evening meal for our first...More

Thank jimandsimone1990
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stayed in a Hotel near by, where the restaurant was closed, due to low occupancy. Went to the Sofa restaurant and had some real genuine Turkish food.

Thank larsschween
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Denica L
14 November 2016|
Response from LottyToronto | Reviewed this property |
I think you may have intended to e-mail the restaurant itself, for a reservation? They do have tables for 2. I don't know whether they are open on New Year's eve or day.
24 April 2016|
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Response from Lisa T | Reviewed this property |
There english is really good. In general they speak a really good english most places in Instanbul. Especially near the touristsights
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16 | Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 212 458 36 30
  • E-mail
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