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Sofyali 9

Asmalimescit Mah. Sofyali Sok. No:9, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
+90 212 252 38 10
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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Mediterranean, Turkish
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Asmalimescit Mah. Sofyali Sok. No:9, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed having dinner at Sofyali with a friend. We started with a selection of mezze (they bring you a variety and you get to keep what you like) and followed this with succulent lamb and chicken shish! All very delicious, loved the local...More

Thank ET_7575
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Returned to Sofyali 9 last week and was not disappointed. The atmosphere is friendly, the fresh cheese served (and charged, of course) upon arrival is unusually good and not too salty. The mezze are very nice, in particular the anchovies, the Turkish style hummus and...More

1  Thank RCAQUA
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped there for a pleasant lunch. The food was good, excellent service. Nice atmosphere and everything was clean. They serve a beer.

Thank BigBen273
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant featuring excellent and tasty Turkish food. The restaurant is small, but tidy, clean with an excellent and helpful staff. They offer a full variety of mezzes and other options. The zucchini, eggplant, dumplings, kubbat, and kabobs were very good. The pride bread...More

Thank House111
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Turkish "meze" masterpieces are served. Everything are too fresh and delicious. To experience rakı tables, Sofyalı is one the best. It is located in a wonderfull and secure restaurants district. Streets are full of young people. Try 'pazı sarma' and fincan böreği. Choose 'Ala' rakı...More

Thank SungurAkcapakca
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Really very big disappointment. The worst brain salad i have ever eaten. All mezes are bad and liver really disgusting.

Thank korhan s
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Delicious food , great appetizer . Must try fincan böreği & topik ...service was great, staff is very friendly .

1  Thank osgurkiss
Reviewed 9 February 2016

good meyhane with nice atmosphere but a little bit small. mezes were good and the grilled calamari was delicious and surprisingly soft. as there are lots of not so good meyhanes around, Sofyalı is preferable

1  Thank Behiye T
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Got in on the first night we arrived in Istanbul hotel recommended it as well so gave it a go. At first they started giving us bread and cheese without even asking us the food was average felt like street food actually street food is...More

Thank Rukshan A
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Nine of us visited on New Years Eve, having booked the day before, but arriving 20 mins late. They had a special meal for the evening, but had no problem in U.S. Going for the a la carte meal, as the kids in particular knew...More

2  Thank BarryR328
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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  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Asmalimescit Mah. Sofyali Sok. No:9, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 252 38 10
  • E-mail
Sofyalı 9 Restaurant; is a plain, cosy and chiv tavern, situated in Istanbul’s cosmopolitan district Beyoglu Asmalımescit, at Sofyalı Street which it’s been named after, is still being a blissful stop for the frequenters for over 15 years now. Its building which was built at the end of 1800’s still bears the trace of the years and the district it’s situated. The flowers, vintage photographs, objects and paintings at its halls, pull off the guests from their daily life and invite them to a sincere, cosy and friendly enviroment for at least a while. Sofyalı 9, wich the delicaciescan be enjoyed with either wine or raki, continues to open its doors between 13:00 and 01:00 hours everyday…
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