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lokanta helvetia

#172 of 11,372 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
Fabulous dinner

The concept of this restarant is unique. They serve wonderful food which you choose from the counter. Fresh and local flavours. For only 12 TL per plate. The ambiance is simlple and non-assuming. Not suited for long romantic or elaborate dining. perfect value for money!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The concept of this restarant is unique. They serve wonderful food which you choose from the counter. Fresh and local flavours. For only 12 TL per plate. The ambiance is simlple and non-assuming. Not suited for long romantic or elaborate dining. perfect value for money!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

You can never leave here hungry or unsatisfied. There a large number of traditional food with great taste. You can order 5 different meals in a plate for 12 TL, and it's quite enough to fully fill your stomach. Both meat and vegeterian are included to price. It can be difficult to find a place to sit at lunch time... More 

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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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