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Istanbul Cafe

Coffee Shop, Turkish
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#209 Shanghai Lu, Nanjing, China
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Most recent review
It was bad

there is no Turkish chef cooking, only Chinese. the taste of food like Chinese food. and some times closed sometimes open.

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2013
Taif, Saudi Arabia
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10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Taif, Saudi Arabia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

there is no Turkish chef cooking, only Chinese. the taste of food like Chinese food. and some times closed sometimes open.

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russia kazan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Expected more.the cafe is small-small menu humble .... and most importantly, they did not have Turkish sweets (((especially for what we had come. and they said that Turkish pizza (pide) will not cook, because for a long time preparing ((strange! and small prepeared dishes(

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Our visit was on a random Tuesday evening. The staff (lady from NZ) was friendly and recommended a cleaned table and immediately wiped down the one she wasn't happy with. They were agreeable with me having a half-order of the hummus appetizer for half price due to my husband not liking it. It was freshly made and lovely - very... More 

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Shanghai, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I hear it has new owners - let's hope they get to grips with the cockroaches which can be seen running around the restaurant. Thing is, the food was nice.

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I have been this place last year when i visit Nanjing, under new Turkish management the place is very nice and clean, Istanbul cafe has authentic food and menu offers special Turkish taste. They also have shisha in lounge room you can try it with Turkish tea and Turkish coffee while playing with Xbox you have to try it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

The place is nice and clean - under new management. The food is not authentic Turkish - far from it.

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Seoul, South Korea
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2010

In December, 2009, a group of friends and I went to Nanjing on a trip around China. We went for two nights to go to a restaurant in the same area, near Nanjing University that was closed both nights. On the second night, I spotted this place and was very happy that I did. The food was very good, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #209 Shanghai Lu, Nanjing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Nanjing
  • Phone Number: 025-83301989

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Turkish

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