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Simdi Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe
Asmali Mescit Mah. Asmali Mescit Sok. Atlas Apt. No. 5 Tunel, Istanbul 34, Turkey
+90 212 252 54 43
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
27 Jan 2018
“A great spot right off Istiklal”
11 Oct 2016
“Always a good choice”
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Asmali Mescit Mah. Asmali Mescit Sok. Atlas Apt. No. 5 Tunel, Istanbul 34, Turkey
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Simdi is just the place if you like to drink coffee/dine in a very pleasant, civilized atmosphere without spending an arm and a leg. One can find less expensive options around, but Simdi delivers solid value for the money. Perfectly fine to come in and...More

Thank vlblv
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Simdi Cafe on Asmalimescit, at the end closer to Istiklal street is an excellent choice to meet friends and eat or drink something before a show or a film or just a chat. It is nice and comfortable with couches as well as tables. They...More

Thank Nesligul D
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very, very nice cosy place to have a drink, have something to eat, or be there reading a book or a paper. Friendly people, nice decoration, one of my favourite places in Beyoglu.

Thank Martijn L
Reviewed 7 May 2016

A really low key place. Beautiful decor, and great atmosphere. Whenever we stop for coffee there is always a good crowd, but it never seems anything but relaxed and somehow "cool". Food is good, and try the couch near the front windows. Pretty close to...More

Thank budgeb
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Great spot for breakfast, dinner, drinks - good coffee and very reasonably priced. English menus available.

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Right off of Istiklal Street this cafe is very lovely with a soothing ambiance. We went there for a late dinner and it was a welcome respite from Istiklal, which was becoming a crush. Everything on the menu is very reasonable. I'd wanted to have...More

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

We had lunch - The salmon was really good and the vegetables prepared to perfection. Reason we didn't give five point: bread was old and dry and the atmosphere was a little cold.

Thank MariaT-DK
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Simdi (which means “Now”) is an up-market cafe located at the upper end of Asmali Mescit Sok., near the junction with Istiklal Street. The sign is a clock on the façade with “Simdi” on it. The front section, in which the bar is also located,...More

Thank worldtraveller293974
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Located in an old interesting street Asmali Mescit in PEra. Cool music. Larger than you imagine. Best area for sitting away from the noisy street is at the back of the lounge with Arabic blue tiles. Red couch and even a stray affectionate pussy cat...More

1  Thank Jilliana R
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Very nice ambiance, serves Illy coffee, very nice breakfast with selection of jams, cheese and eggs. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Spyros P
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asmali Mescit Mah. Asmali Mescit Sok. Atlas Apt. No. 5 Tunel, Istanbul 34, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 252 54 43
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