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lokanta helvetia

general yazgan sokak, no: 12, Istanbul, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
0090212 245 8780
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Ranked #241 of 10,941 restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Beyoğlu
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Thessaloniki, Greece
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just try it. It is one of my favorite lokanta with excellent food and good price!!!! The people are ery kind and helpfull always with a smile . The variaty of food is big your can be confused . You can have in your plate till 5 different variaties. The food is not full of oil it is realy good... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a very pleasant and cozy place with home cooking and the feel of a mom and pop operation. The food is mostly veggie but big you are a hard core vegetarian, ask what is in the dishes. They will have several trays on display and you pick what you want to fill your plate with. I had roast... More

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Kiel, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

They serve really delicious food. They don't have menu, you go to the counter, see all options and choose the food. You can choose many things so you can taste different food. My favorite is Pilaki. The price is low. The restaurant is pretty small that is why tables are connected. You sit with different people while you have your... More

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Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This teeny-tiny corner place serves great, mostly vegetarian, foods. Highly recommended for those wanting delicious homecooked fare served quickly. Crunchy-granola atmosphere. It can be a little daunting for visitors since there are no signs or menus anywhere to guide you. Walk in, go to the back where there is a kitchen and steam table, and point out the dishes that... More

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

They serve very delicious food but they are not so typical Turkish. I could say it's basicly from Mediterranian and Agean region of Turkey .So even if you are Turkish you may find new tastes there. The place is cute and small, not so avaible for the big groups.

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Harlingen, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We were walkin' down the little streets of Istanbul when we all of a sudden passed by this lovely place called Helvetia. The concept is simple. No menu, just point out wich of the freshly made, mainly vegetarian dishes you want. Together with some bread they form a perfect meal for a very low price; highly recommended to everyone who... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We went to this place to have a quick something to eat. You can choose from 10-15 dishes, ig you choose 5 it costs you around 12 TL. The staff is friendly and helpful, also speaks a litle english. The dishes are all right, they give small portions from everithing you've asked. There are no drinks, you can have tap... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

What a great little find. This was recommended in the Lonely Planet and after a disappointing recommend from the book for vegetarians that we experienced the day before, we were not expecting much. We checked it out for lunch and it was so nice. The cafe is small and has a really nice atmosphere on a back little street. It... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is by far the best option to eat in the area and I could say in the city. There are few homemade-food options but they are fresh and tasty. The prices are ok comparing to other options really expensive around the area (as the resto in front of…). The place is in a corner and small but it really... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

After reading the reviews on TA we wanted to try this place as an 'authentic Turkish' cuisine experience. It certainly does feel very homely and is more like a boarding house than restaurant, but the food wasn't that impressive. Certainly cheap (20TL), but given you're seated between couples on long tables it's not the most relaxing meal. Would recommend if... More

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