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Keyf-i Mekan Cafe And Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Grand Bazaar
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Tigcilar Street No: 48 | Grand Baazar / Mercan, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 5861
09:00 - 22:00
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306 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We had a few hours break during a never ending seminar. A friend of mine who had lived for some years in Istanbul proposed to guide me in the Grand Bazaar. He turned me on to some of his former gems. We had a mint tea in a dark corner, I saw my friend's picture hanging on an antique shop... More 

Thank Christophe M
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

After an intense morning visiting monuments we found this lovely place really close to Gran bazar, food was amazing specially the big mixed pita (it's a sort of calzone and it was really delicious,I'm Italian so..) prices are cheap and personal is kind and really friendly!!

Thank Marco .
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We came for lunch at around 1:30 pm and they were all the tiem serving orders otutside the restaurant which led to very slow service for us and non stop open doors - very cold inside.

Thank Dusan K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We tried the pide and it was really tasteful! The service was friendly and gentle. Prices are average.

1 Thank Nikolett S
Leipzig, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

It's a perfect place for having drinks and excellent food while experiencing the great atmosphere of the Grand Bazard. Very friendly and attentive staff and great quality! Highly recommended!

1 Thank Ben1893
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

This place can be tough to find, but it is worth it if you want a fantastic meal in an intimate setting. It almost feels like they are inviting you into their home. I had the Iskender Kebab, and it was the best I had my entire time in Istanbul (the waiter explained that his family is from Eastern Turkey... More 

1 Thank James B
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Perfect lunch stop when visiting the Great Bazar. Especially the outdoor tables are a nice experience. Lot's to see while you enjoy great food and good Service!

1 Thank asw323
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

This is really a tourist oriented restaurant in a very touristic area. I would recommend eating somewhere else. It's not cheap compared to the quality and quantity of the food they serve you.

1 Thank Lorenzo M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

The old name was still in neon above the door (20 Apr 2015) but the restaurant has changed name (and ownership?) to VIOLINA. Was empty when we arrived at 13:00, clean, tidy, charming, good welcome, interesting street view. Simple menu with the usual cafe fare. Food was fine but not outstanding in any way. A safe bet for a simple... More 

Thank RoerD
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

If you in the Grand Bazaar and need a little break this is a wonderful spot for dinner or lunch. The service was extremely friendly and personable. Our server made wonderful recommendations from the menu as well as engaging in some friendly conversation and jokes. The interior is inviting with exposed brick walls and the tables are covered with tablecloths.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Turkish, International, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tigcilar Street No: 48 | Grand Baazar / Mercan, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Grand Bazaar
  • Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
  • Phone Number: +90 212 522 5861
We are at middle of the center just standing behind of grand baazar easy to find us lunch brunch breakfast dinner coffe wine beer sea food reasonable price honest and friendly service keyfi mekan team will be waiting for all the guesth who wants to try we speak engilish spanish french russian italian danisk turkish kurdish german

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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