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Sehit Muhtar Cad. No:19 taksim | Kocatepe Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
0212 253 77 30
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent falafel!

We had been searching for a falafel restaurant and found the Falafel House. What a great find! The falafel was fresh, crispy and very tasty. Hummus and tabouli were equally delicious. The staff was very quick and friendly. Going to find time to come back before we leave Istanbul. If you love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had been searching for a falafel restaurant and found the Falafel House. What a great find! The falafel was fresh, crispy and very tasty. Hummus and tabouli were equally delicious. The staff was very quick and friendly. Going to find time to come back before we leave Istanbul. If you love falafel, this is the place to go!

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New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a small place close to Taksim square where you can find great falafels at an affordable price. Good place for vegetarians and falafel lovers.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a great place to eat vegetarian food. The interior design is very poor, but it was not a priority for us, as we were searching for quite a fast but delicious food. One of the best vegetarian cafes we have ever visited. strongly recommended!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Falafel House is located just off Taksim Square and near to the hotels. It is a restaurant that has been reviewed many times (including Time out mag etc). The menu (in English/Turkish) is easy to comprehend and has a number of options and naturally has something for vegetarians. There are a number of set menus to choose from all are... More 

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Marble Falls, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Palestinian owned and family operated, cozy restaurant. Their service is excellent and their food is delicious. We found them on our first trip to Istanbul and ate there several times. On our second trip to Istanbul a year later, when we were staying in a completely different part of town, we made a point of bussing over just so we... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very simple place you could say empty Very economic but very very good Falafel are excellent and staff is helpful

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Leeds
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7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Being vegetarians this place was excellent, the falafels were fresh, very tasty and filling. This place is small but clean and the service was good. It was that good we ended up eating here about 4 times. I would certainly recommend a visit to this place if you're in the area.

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toronto
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

While staying in Sultanhmet we decided to go over to see Taxim Square and have a bite of lunch. Close by on a restaurant lined street you will find Falafel House. This little family fun Cafe is excellent, exceeding our expectations. The lentil soup is fantastic, falafel and tabouli fresh and delicious. Staff and owner were very attentive. Prices are... More 

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Mumbai, India
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23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place is very small. Looked like a mom and pop restaurant. Helpful staff. Have sitting inside and outside. They have about 4 - 5 items for vegetarians. Like the falafel even though it was a bit dry. Would like to go there again.

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Best vegetarian retreat after a tiring day near Taksim. The wraps can be improved by adding more sauces and salads but rest of the stuff is nice and tasted fresh. We ended up twice at this place and might go again.

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  • Address: Sehit Muhtar Cad. No:19 taksim | Kocatepe Mh., Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
  • Phone Number: 0212 253 77 30

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