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Cafe Istanbul

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5986 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-405-4028
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Maybe the best Turkish restaurant in Halifax

I have been there a few times with friends or relatives. I have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, fresh and for the most part genuine. Great place for a date or a family gathering. Prices are reasonable and the service is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
martquin
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Nova Scotia,
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nova Scotia,
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have been there a few times with friends or relatives. I have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, fresh and for the most part genuine. Great place for a date or a family gathering. Prices are reasonable and the service is excellent.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my family and had a lamb shish kebap. It was really delicious as if you eat in a Turkish restaurant in Istanbul. At that night a belly dancer was also performing. What a night.. Good food and entertainment. I certainly will be back.!

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Champaign, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I was a bit unsure if they would have something for a non-meat eater, but the hummus as a starter was so good and the vegetarian dish was fabulous. My daughter thinks the kabobs here are the best in town. A great experience.

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
372 reviews 372 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Amongst the pizza and sub shops in this part of Halifax lies a gem - Café Istanbul. I just stopped in tonight for a late supper and had the lamb shish kebab. It was delicious and came with a cold potato salad, vegetables and rice. While there I learned that beginning in October they will have a belly dancer performing... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My daughter and I dropped in for lunch and were very pleasantly surprised. The food is all freshly made and delicious. We had the grilled halloumi appetizer and then a shish wrap and a chicken wrap. Both came with a nice fresh salad and spicy sauce. I will have to come back for dinner sometime. The service is also great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my wife and 7 year old son. I had a shish wrap which I would recommend to anyone. The texture of the meat was really good. It was perfectly cooked. My wife had a chicken wrap which she thought was also great. Will be returning soon.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had the lamb chops and baklava for desert. It was incredible. I've been in Halifax for one month and have visited a lot of restaurants (a lot of pricey ones at that). I've never been compelled to write a review before. The meal was so good I ordered the baklava simply because I didn't want it to end. Lamp was... More 

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Tarifa
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38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

WE visited this restaurant a couple of weeks ago with friends. Main reason we went there because one in our party is vegetarian and it was easier for her find something she liked. I was not sure how to rate this place. Staff are helpful and friendly and the decor is pleasant. We lived in Turkey for almost 2 months... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I enjoyed mixed grilled kebab and other cold apperattifs. You should really try Türkish baklava as a desert after meal with delicious Türkish coffe

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Me and my friends were walking on Spring Garden rd and thought that we should go in for a quick bite. I ordered a chicken kebab and the chicken was delicious from what i could eat of it! Let me tell you something, at this place you get your money's worth of food. I barely managed to finish 3/4 of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5986 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 902-405-4028

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?