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Mesale Restaurant

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Prof.Bulent Tarcan Sk.6/1 Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul 80280, Turkey
+90 212 272 0161
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Macau, China
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Our accomodation in Istanbul was just around the corner from this place. We discovered in on our first night and were happy we did; we ended up going there every night. There are surely better places to eat in Istanbul because we didn't find the gözleme (Turkish style pancakes) particularly tasty. We still loved having Turkish tea and coffee there,... More 

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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I went to Mesale 3 times at the end of March 2016. The first time I ordered the mix grill for 2 with my wife. A giant platter of bulgur wheat (i think), chicken, meat, bread, onions, aubergine, tomatoes and yoghurt. It was delicious, excellent presentation and about 70-90 turkish liras including drink. I recommend the Pomegranate juice There was... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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210 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

It was my second visit to Istanbul and memories of having dinner here during my first visit made me bring my family for dinner. Yes, it was a sumptuous meal sitting on low traditional chairs. Yes, the dervish twirled and twirled. Music was good, atmosphere healthy. It was well worth our passing over many other options to get to Mesale... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

I am big fun of shisha and all other things including music that simbolize turkish culture. Mesale seemd like amazing place to finish day but it turned out that it was worst ever experience. First, only option for flavor to choose was apple and pure tobaco, second in the beginning they put just small piece of coil so shisha couldnt... More 

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Thank Milan Djokic
Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Lovely vibe to this place, right next to the blue mosque. Delicious kebabs accentuate the music & dance, was great way to end the night.

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Thank Naakheel
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

My brother recommended this particular restaurant after sampling it the week before. After hearing about it, we thought we just had to try it as we had planned to go the week after. On the first day I ordered a platter of chicken wings which consisted of cous cous, salad, chicken tikka and wrap. I ordered the same dish in... More 

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Larnaca, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

It is the second time I come here. Good place for tea, coffee and sweets in the evening after sightseeing, located close to blue mosque. They allowed us to purchase Turkish delights opposite and we ordered tea and coffee. They have live tradional music and dance. Great place to have a rest and enjoy the music

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Centurion, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant twice during our stay in Istanbul. The first time their food was very nice, service was prompt, therefore we decided to go there again. The second time they served us cold food after waiting for a very long time. Wouldn't waste my time or money to go there again.

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Eastbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Worth putting on your agenda if you are near the Blue Mosque in the evening. Typical turkish atmosphere with couches and water pipes together with the usual meze and kebabs etc. It was ok but no alcohol is served and the waiter did not seem to listen to what we wanted just assumed. We had to order all at once... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

We've been eating at this location for nearly 14 years. They keep improving the facility and menu. Has probably changed hands, or at least management because once or twice the place was vacant. Tourist, but you'll find many Turks eating here too. The center piece is their whirling dervish dancer and Turkish music in the evening. Also feature bubble pipes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Halal
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prof.Bulent Tarcan Sk.6/1 Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul 80280, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sisli
  • Neighbourhood: Sisli
  • Phone Number: +90 212 272 0161

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

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Sisli
For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its chic streets are considered the very heart of contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of fashion and a thriving business district meet to create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and upscale shops abound with many of them situated inside or nearby Cevahir Istanbul, the biggest shopping mall in Europe and second biggest urban shopping mall in the world. Shopaholics and fashionistas travel from near and far to browse the area's mix of major global brand items and creations by popular Turkish designers.
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