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Sofa Cafe & Restaurant

) #121 of 11,548 Restaurants in Istanbul €€ - €€€ Cafe, Mediterranean, European
Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16 | Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 458 3630
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ali nazik” (7 reviews)
“braised lamb” (2 reviews)
“meatballs” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16 | Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Meal for 2 in "happy hour" (before 6.30pm). Good, tasty food. Nice wine. Reasonable price. Good service.

Thank PDR55
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We ate here on the first night of our recent break in Istanbul. We were staying at the Nobel Hostel Guesthouse, so we also had breakfast here (which was great and really good value for money every morning). A lovely evening meal for our first...More

Thank jimandsimone1990
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stayed in a Hotel near by, where the restaurant was closed, due to low occupancy. Went to the Sofa restaurant and had some real genuine Turkish food.

Thank larsschween
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This restaurant is walking distance from Sultanahmet square. I ordered takeaway - Ali Nazik, a traditional Turkish dish - the service was good, the food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely return here.

1  Thank CaravanDad
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered Italian pasta, it was tasty. They just need to add more sauce & put some herbs or provide it upon serving The place is good & was nice to have a good chat with a friend there.

Thank Salah-Hosny91
Reviewed 16 October 2016

it is at downstairs of nobel hostel managed by friendly siblings. nice place to relax with a cup of tea

1  Thank platinumSingapore
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Located just below the Blue Mosque and Arasta Bazaar. In 4 days, ate here twice. Both times had a selection of appetizers but always the Mezze platter. Very fresh and great selection of items. 2 appetizers and a bottle of wine made for a wonderful...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Istanbul for a 4 days stay and lived close by this café. During our stay we visited this awesome place several times. The atmosphere is amazing and the host was very kind and provided always good service. I will definitely stop by...More

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Denica L
14 November 2016|
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
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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 3630
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