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Mesale Cafe

Arasta Carsisi No:45 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 518 95 62
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
“mixed grill” (5 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
Arasta Carsisi No:45 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop by after shopping at Arasta Bazaar , there was a whirling dervish show , which we quite enjoyed. Food was average . This place is open till very late in the night and was buzzing with a great energy

Thank explorerspirit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice café behind the Blue Mosque. Live music every evening during tourist season. Quality of food and prices are reasonable. Service seems a bit confused at times. Overal a good spot to spend an evening at Sultanahmet area. Also serves good breakfast till at...More

Thank Murat T
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The food here is very reasonably priced and quality of food tasted good. They have vibrant evenings with live entertainment.

1  Thank Nidal T
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Delicious kebabs, etc. Not exactly friendly service when a rather surly fellow nearly throws you a menu after seemingly ignoring you for the first few minutes after arrival. Odd, especially after good experiences thus far.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I absolutely loved the restaurant's food (especially the mushroom kebab), and they have good live music and derviş show. The service is also good.

Thank Helen S
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

A nice way to end your day, live entertainment, whirling dervish and a trio band of singers. Relaxing calming music. Friendly staff, nice food, excellent service. Comfy seating. Good location.

Thank Memz_10
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Best one so far in Istanbul. A bit expensive but worth it. The neighborhood is really nice and the restaurant is situated in a lovely bazaar a few hundred meters from the Blue Mosque. Live music a plus.

1  Thank Jaywing18
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

It's good place for dinner also they have good service.they have good sweet and Frisch fruit Thank for every one in restraint

Thank Ismailokairy
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Really was so horiblle we were with my friend we order some baklava and some drink was baklava cold and not fresh and waiter bringed our bill l had been crayz l cant belive my eyes was so expenciev any way never go there again...More

Thank Vefa Ö
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The food was slightly more expensive than the usual kebabs in the other restaurants, another 8 lira extra on each dish I think, but the dance of the whirling dervish and the beautiful flute and harp? and tabla, were so so worth it. We wanted...More

1  Thank Lotus09
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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Questions & Answers
Mazen A
November 16, 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
November 7, 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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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