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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16 | Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food of Istanbul in terms of price and quality. Beautiful place to eat and enjoy a great moment with the music. The restaurant have much vegetarians dishes! 100 % recommended.

Thank Diego F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in 3, we found a dirty table and nobody care to clean it. We had to tell them to clean. The food we ordered wasn't at a good taste but not expensive.

Thank JuKoo
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in the area! Ali Sac is amazing chef, he came to make sure everything is ok! The portions are massive, food is fresh and delicious! Sayfi the owner was taking our orders and gave us great recommendations and service. It’s...More

1  Thank Agne S
Reviewed 24 December 2017 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

1  Thank Μαρία Η
Reviewed 22 December 2017 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

1  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.

1  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

1  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.

1  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 24 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
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Denica L
14 November 2016|
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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.
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Fairysong7
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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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