Şirvan Sofrasi Family

Şirvan Sofrasi means the house of male lions. It is also the name of a city from Azerbaijan and the name of the town Siirt, in eastern Turkey. Şirvan is an established family business with decades of restaurant experience behind them and has five other restaurants around Turkey.

The restaurant Şirvan Sofrasi in Istanbul is popular with both local people and visitors, who enjoy the extra flavors and textures available due to both our stone and wood ovens and our three chefs, Ottoman chef Bahri Kaya, chef of Kebap Medeni Yavuz and Nesip Yavuz. First, we serve balloon bread (fresh warm pita) with some butter, then our mezes and warm appetizers and then depending on your order: Kebap, Ottoman Anatolian dishes, fish or Turkish pizzas.

Our restaurant has the capacity to seat 150 people, 70 seats inside and 80 outside, with a total size of 250m². Şirvan Sofrasi has two lovely outdoor terraces on which to enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean climate, one at the front, and one at the back of the restaurant. We also plan to add a garden with a  ‘nargile’ (water pipe) to our facilities soon, so our customers can enjoy all the different flavors of this traditional water pipe in the setting of a relaxing garden.

Our Team

Is welcoming you

The staff members Oktay,  Veysi, Haci, and Kadir are passionate about their work and making their customers feel welcome. They love to talk about food and explain how our dishes are made and take pleasure in helping you come to a decision about your food choices from our delicious menu.

Together they all speak different international languages: English, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and also a little Flemish, Italian and French.


Şirvan Sofrasi

You will find Şirvan restaurants in Ankara, Izmir, Diyarbakir, Siirt and Muş and now in Istanbul.

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Şirvan Sofrası1 month ago
So much love tonight 😉
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Şirvan Sofrası1 month ago
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Dessert at Sirvan Sofrasi tonight. Prepared with love...
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Şirvan Sofrası2 months ago
What about some Adana Kebab on a Saturday night?
Lovely minced meat kebab with some rice and fresh herbs.
Have a nice weekend!
Şirvan Sofrası
Şirvan Sofrası3 months ago
On your way to sightseeing but feel like having a snack.
Why not have a meat wrap (Dürüm) or a pizza to satisfy your hunger :-).
Little Hagia Sophia is close by and you pass our restaurant on your way over there. So pop in and have a snack!
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Şirvan Sofrası3 months ago
Come and enjoy some food at Şirvan Sofrası, Sultanahmet near the little Hagia Sophia.
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Şirvan Sofrası3 months ago
Oktay, one of the owners is happy to welcome you at Sirvan Sofrasi. Our Spanish guest calls him 'Antonio' 🙂 as he loves to chat with them in Spanish. But at the restaurant, we also speak English, German, French, and a little Flemish.

Hours of Operation

10:00am – 1:00am

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

Where you find us

Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi,
Küçük Ayasofya Caddesi, No 71,
Fatih, Istanbul


We are located at the heart of the historical center of Istanbul, Sultanahmet, and just 20m from the sea (Catladi kapi gate). Close to the Blue mosque, the little Haggia Sophia mosque and Arayan bazaar, 100m from Blue mosque and 20m from many other places of interest.