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Smyrna Cafe

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Cafe, Brew Pub, Wine Bar
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Akarsu Caddesi 29 | Cihangir, Istanbul, Turkey
09:30 - 02:00
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I went there 2 times to eat. Cozy place, good food. They had a little bit difficulties understanding gluten free, but I got amazing Halloumi. Next day, the halloumi was deep fried and had to ask for same glutenfree halloumi as the day before. But I would say it's worth going here :)

Thank Hmk1983
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Always a good choice all day long. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, small snacks or drinks. Friendly staff, nice interior and tables outside for warmer days.

Thank Aqua_Risima
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

The first morning of our o.e in Turkey having landed late the night prior and made our way to our suite in Çihangir, we were Hank Marvin and this little cafe looked inviting. It was nice sitting out the front watching life go by with easy beats in the background, a good coffee and a tasty breakfast. Nice start to... More 

Thank Drz L
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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Located in the very hip sector of Cihangir, Smyrna continues to satisfy. Over the twelve days of our stay in Istanbul we visited four times. One time the placed looked totally packed but within seconds they had assembled a table and chairs on the sidewalk for us. The menu is quite extensive. Ranging from falafel, salads, pastas, steak, sandwiches and... More 

Thank Canadatom1
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Pricey, but worth it if you're in the neighborhood. We had an apartment in Cihangir so we were there almost every evening.

Thank Poduljin
Riverside, Illinois
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Recommended from our hotel, Witt Istanbul Suites, we went here our first night in. It was about a 5 minute walk. Definitely a place that you should check out! We went a few times more during our trip, their Turkish Pasta is really good. The staff is friendly, and the ambiance makes you feel at home.

Thank Meghan O
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Stumbled upon this cafe one cold winter morning, and boy, did it turn out to be good! Their eggs Benedict was delicious, and came in a generous portion. Coffee was good as well. Decoration is quirky and I'm guessing this cafe comes alive in the evenings. Cihangir is a great hang out place!

Thank Solesouljoy
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

Very warm place ideal for a couple of drinks with your friends. Nice decor and also good music. Wine is not so good but generally is a good place for hanging out at night.

Thank Chris B
Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

This place always seems full of the Cihangir caricatures, and that is not a bad thing. One could do worse than to be seen in a trendy hang-out that exudes a sense of being in the know about the local area. If reputation isn't what you're looking for, you are sure to find something to your liking on the largely-reasonable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

You can be either inside or outside but the latter is where everyone seems to hang out. A to be seen place in Cihangir, a good crowd and fine drinks!

Thank HooyooMooyoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, Brew Pub, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akarsu Caddesi 29 | Cihangir, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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