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Cafe Istanbul

5986 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (South End)
902-405-4028
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Ranked #120 of 615 Restaurants in Halifax
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighborhood: South End
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
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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Halifax, Canada
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78 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Was here with my colleague for lunch. First no one ready by 11.30am for a moment we thought they are closed. Lunch menu very expensive for lunch. Eg., a wrap would cost you $12 and one the side you get costco fries. if you go anything with rice then you are looking at $22 per plate (tax in) The place... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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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
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219 restaurant reviews
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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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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Additional Information about Cafe Istanbul

Address: 5986 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-405-4028
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Regional Municipality  >  Halifax>  > South End
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
Cuisine: Turkish

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