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Cafe Istanbul

5986 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (South End)
902-405-4028
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Ranked #105 of 599 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
Champaign, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
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298 reviews 298 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
1 review
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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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 reviews 4 reviews
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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