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lokanta helvetia

#166 of 11,312 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Beyoğlu
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General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
0090212 245 8780
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty, cheap, trendy!

Helvetia Lokanta is a nice place to eat something fast, but without renouncing to quality. It offers a good range of different foods you can compose your plate with, and usually some soups too. I was really surprised by how cheap it was. Absolutely recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Turin, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Helvetia Lokanta is a nice place to eat something fast, but without renouncing to quality. It offers a good range of different foods you can compose your plate with, and usually some soups too. I was really surprised by how cheap it was. Absolutely recommended!

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

his is a great place for vegetarians/vegans. Located a street away from the Istiklal Street, Helvetia can be initially tough to find as the restaurant has no signboard outside. It is located right opposite The House Cafe in Asmalımescit. Before taking a seat you need to visit the counter and select your 5 dishes from a selection of perhaps 15.... More 

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Malatya Province, Turkey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Mostly home style ,vegeterian, cheap, fresh cooked food, you can choose 5 dishes for a big plate, friendly and attentive service, nothing negative, highly recommended

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Delicious vegeterian Turkish food with reasonable prices. Mostly crowded, you're lucky if you find a seat anyhow worth to queue up

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Bologna, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

They have a selection of food (mainly vegetables): one can pick up to 5 choices to compose a plate. We tried many things and they were all delicious! We shared the table with other people - a good opportunity to meet locals and chat with them - Last but not least, it was very cheap -only 11 TL each for... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Looking for a decent restaurant for luncharound Taksim in Istanbul? Helvetia is the place to enjoy a delicious lunch all with fresh cooked food and attentive service with reasonable price... Highly recommended for all...

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Kelowna, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We ate here several times during our stay in Istanbul. Enjoyed every meal. Food is great and the atmosphere friendly. Very young Turkish crowd. Only seating for about 25 people and crowded every time we were there. probably because the food is so good and the price excellent (10 to 15 TL per person for a full meal)

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Turin, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

As a citizen of Istanbul, in particular the neighborhood of Taksim, I highly reccomend this restaurant to the visitors of Istanbul. Helvetia offers typical Byzantine food, perfect for vegetarians/vegans, located in Asmalimescit (at the end of Istiklal Street). So sad that they can't put their tables outside anymore. While you're eating you may find a cat walking between your legs,... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Helvetia is a small restaurant with seating for maybe 20 people. You walk in and there is a counter with 10-15 different cooked dishes. You tell the waiter your choice of up to 5 of the dishes. A couple minutes later a heaping plate shows up, filled with the choices you made. Yes, the food is not really hot. Its... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Helvetia is a great location, in fact on our vacation we went there twice because we liked it so much! You can choose from a variety of delicious dishes, even though it is really cheap and just a simple and laid back restaurant !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: General Yazgan Sokak, No: 8, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoğlu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
  • Phone Number: 0090212 245 8780

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15

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