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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

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The best Shisa!

Wonderful and very traditional place. The atmosphere is so nice... And so relaxing! Every time i go to Istanbul i try to go there. The Shisha is the best I've ever tried. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Сиси Д
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful and very traditional place. The atmosphere is so nice... And so relaxing! Every time i go to Istanbul i try to go there. The Shisha is the best I've ever tried. The coffee is also really good. The staff is nice and fast! It's one great way to finish your day!

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best and the oldest Shisha garden in Istanbul. Authentic, friendly, not pricy at all and very heartfelt.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice traditional place! Good service, welcoming staff Good shisha from the best in town. A Must go place

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place for argila, coffee and tea.. fast service and super clean. The Turkish coffee here is the best I've had ever.. we ordered a argila aka "huqqa" is there specialty and it's amazing..

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Went there with my mom and she was even more happy than me. This is a very calm and super authentic, old place near Grand Bazaar. You take tea and nargile and just chill there. Shisha, BTW, was really great. Atmosphere too. Loved little golden fish in aquarium too.

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

I came upon this lovely place back in the winter of 2015. Really I have for a short stint but as a shisha addict, I needed my fix. This place popped on my list of old attractions. I really loved the old coal burners and the style of the place. I felt as if I went back in time, and... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We saw this wonderful area while looking for a place to say our Maghrib Prayers. There is a lovely old mosque in this complex. It is situated next to the tram line between Cemberlitas and Beyazit. Çorlulu Ali Paşa was the Grand Vizier of Sultan Ahmed III. He commissioned this mosque in 1701 which developed into a mosque complex. This... More 

Bialystok, Poland
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

One of the oldest strcutures in Beyazıt district ! In the complex there are cafes and shisha houses ! You can smoke shisha and taste good Turkish coffee and tea ! Worth to visit

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

we stop there for prayer very ancient and antique nice to see and visit and have a real turkish cafe

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Historical nagila and chai place, best apple chai in istanbul and incredible collection of flavoured nargila tabacco.

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