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Cafe Istanbul

5986 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (South End)
902-405-4028
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Ranked #108 of 598 restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South End
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South End
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I had walked by this restaurant many times living in Halifax but never gone in. I was in last night for the first time with my boyfriend for supper and was pleasantly surprised. He went for the lamb sish kebab while I went for the falafel wrap along with some Turkish tea. Within the first few bites we both decided... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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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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32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This restaurant used to be amazing. The food was flavourful and you got a lot for your money. However, they have changed their menu. The portion are smaller and the sides make no sense. The kebab used to be accompanied with rice and a salad. Now, it comes with mashed potatoes and rice??? This is really too bad because this... More

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Halifax, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My last meal here was great and flavored. This experience was pricey and just ok. We ordered a $21.00 plate each. This plate included mashed potato, rice and lamb chop with some chicken. There was no sauces or pita bread or anything else. The meal was not bad but it was overpriced and lacked the things that should be included.... More

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Halifax
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15 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This used to be one of my favourite places to meet colleagues for lunch. Last time I visited, however, the menu had changed and wraps were now accompanied by Fries instead of the usual Salad and Rice. Really?? When I inquired, I was told that they'd made the switch because they were throwing out too much $$ worth of uneaten... More

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Halifax, Canada
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68 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We love this kind of food and we so pleased with our experience here. We went on a whim and were overwhelmed by the warmth and the quality of the service - and the menu - and the food. The decor is beautiful too - so much to occupy the senses. We will definitely be going back. The only thing... More

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Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I normally don't complain about price when the food is good, but I've had Mediterainian fare from Here to Victoria and this place is the most expensive yet. Paying over $10 for a wrap anywhere is pretty rare but you won't find anything cheaper on their menu (even Falafel). That being said, the food is quite good. I had the... More

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