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Den Cafe

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Cafe, International, European, Contemporary
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Mim Kemal Oke Street 12 | Nisantasi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 224 2470
10:30 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 23:45
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Mies, Switzerland
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Went to this place for a quick dinner with a friend and it turned out to be 'meh'. I'll cut to the chase: I ordered a mixed salad with artichokes, asparagus and avocado. It was the dullest looking&tasting thing I have ever had. Although it was the right season for both artichokes and asparagus they used canned ones instead... My... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Came here alone for breakfast right after I arrived in Istanbul. Really quaint location on a quiet street. I had the eggs Benedict with bacon which was really yum. Ate the whole thing. Cappuccino was great as well. Very nice and fast service. I could have sat outside at my table for hours reading if I had had the chance.

Thank talushy
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped at den for an early evening beer and a snack. The beer was good and the platter we shared was delightful. Really tasty mini burgers, decent chips and some nicely baked tortellini. All with three tasty dips. Service was good. We enjoyed it

Thank NickLD
Istanbul, Turkey
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

This street is better for having a café in Nisantasi. Pet friendly : so, we love it! I had mostly coffees and salads and enjoyed it.You can read your newspaper and have your drink. My advice is to go there in a nice weather and sit outside. The location is great as you can just watch people walking up and... More 

Thank Snoze
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

this place has the best pancakes in istanbul delicious, must try. the breakfast is really good menemen, pancakes, and croissants

Thank NAR42
Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Owners are great people. You can chit chat them smoking outside. Pizzas and mini burgers are great. definitely recommended.

Thank Jazzanovaofistanbul
Kladno, Czech Republic
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Visited for a breakfast, we chose traditional turkish plate for two persons and it was a great choice. The food was varied and delicious, service fast and pleasant, interior looks modern and spacious.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

I travel to Istanbul a lot, and always attend several restaurants in the same area of Nishantase'. Den was recommended by several friends as a place for great food, especially breakfast. While I always go to a place several meters away, I couldn't say no, so the wife took me there to meet with a friend not before we checked... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

What a great menu - very interesting salads and fantastic main dishes. The pizza was really good too. So many choices that we want to go back again and again! The staff was on top of everything and even though we didn't speak Turkish they were sure able to take of all our needs. You won't be disappointed!

Thank KBO2006
Izmir, Turkey
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

This is a place where you really feel how locals live at trendy Nisantasi neighbourhood. Similar to St Germain of Paris. Good kitchen, modern. First courses and starters all good, but I like most citir mantı (fried local ravioli) and mini burgers. It has also has a nice bar. A nice spot to hang around whilst your girlfriend, wife etc... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 16
Cafe, International, European, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:45
10:30 - 23:45
10:30 - 23:45
10:30 - 23:45
10:30 - 23:45
10:30 - 23:45
10:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mim Kemal Oke Street 12 | Nisantasi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sisli
  • Neighbourhood: Sisli
  • Phone Number: +90 212 224 2470
Favorite meeting point Den Cafe & Restaurant at Nisantasi is at calm spot. Both with food and bar, it has been a special address since the opening. Den serves, every day of the week, from early morning till late evening, delicious tastes, coffee & desserts and coctails. There is DJ at weekend evenings. It's a nice, bright space with white floor and window ceiling. The outdoor terrace is ideal for ones who like to be at open air and watch Mim Kemal Oke street.

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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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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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